Ohio Business Gateway
Minimum System Requirements

Web browsers

The Ohio Business Gateway is intended to work with current versions of the most popular web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari). The site displays best using a current version of Internet Explorer. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer for free at the Microsoft website.

If you encounter a problem with the Gateway, please contact our Help Desk at 866-OHIO-GOV (866-644-6468) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding state holidays.

Please let us know your browser, version, and the problem you are having. Users with Internet Explorer version 8 may be able to remedy problems by using the Compatibility View feature which is enabled by clicking the Compatibility View button next to the Refresh button on the address bar.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader is software that lets you view and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files. In order to obtain certain items online (examples include a Certificate from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, or a payment coupon, registration, or license from the Department of Taxation) you must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.

Download Adobe Acrobat at get.adobe.com/reader.

Session cookies

The Ohio Business Gateway uses per-session cookies. Persistent cookies are not used. Per-session cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active session, in other words, while you are on the website. Per-session cookies do not permanently record data and are not stored on your computer's hard drive. Per-session cookies do not give the website access to anything else on your system, including any private information about you. Only the website that placed the cookie can retrieve it. Unlike persistent cookies, which are stored on your hard drive for a length of time set by the website, per-session cookies are cached (stored in memory) while you are visiting the website and are deleted from your cache when you leave the website.