I am in ohio ,, are you planning on doing resi work or both resi and commercial work. Than I'd be able to help you. A House bill passed this year,, I have a link for it and will see if i can find it. Here it is,, You do not need a state license to do resi work but you do need to be licensed in the town you want to do work in. I have called Colubus to verify the if I was correct and I am correct to say that if you stay with resi work you dont need to be STATE licensed but will need to be with the cities you want to work in. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/b...?ID=123_HB_434
Read the link and call columbus mon morning and you can verify it. Also look on http://www.ohio.gov web site for all the paper work you need to fill in to get your tax forms and all. Look for one stop it is called. Hope this helps.