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X-ray Equipment Registration

X-ray Registration registers, maintains records and tracks radiation-generating equipment in Ohio. Handlers of radiation-generating equipment are required to be registered with the Ohio Department of Health. A handler means a facility that receives, possesses, uses, stores, transfers, installs, services or disposes of sources of radiation, unless possession is solely for the purpose of transportation.  Possession of x-ray equipment, even if in storage or rendered inoperable, requires a valid registration.

X-ray Registration has approximately 33,000 X-ray tubes registered. The majority of registered radiation-generating equipment consists of dental, radiographic, fluoroscopic, therapeutic, computerized tomography, mammography, veterinary and various types of non-medical units used for industrial applications.

X-ray equipment handlers are required to create an account in the ODH Gateway in order to apply, renew, amend, print certificate of registration or check the status of a registration.


At least 30 days prior to handling the equipment, apply for online registration.  Each separate address location with radiation-generating equipment (RGE) requires a separate registration.


Fifteen days prior to making any changes to registration information the registrant shall amend registration record online (e.g. addition/reduction of X-ray tubes, site location, phone or fax numbers, etc.).

Certificate of Registration   
X-ray registration certificates are not be mailed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).  Access your record online and print your certificate to post a current copy in accordance with OAC 3701:1-38-10(A)(1)(b).

Application Renewal Invoices 

Registrations are renewable every two years. Your expiration date will be noted on your Certificate of Registration. ODH will mail a renewal invoice to each registrant approximately 60 days prior to the registration expiration date.  All renewal invoice payments must be submitted online or by mail 30 days prior to the registration expiration date. 

Online ODH Gateway Access

Only the facility’s Individual Responsible for Radiation Protection (IRRP) is granted access by Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to make record changes online.

Invoice Payments 

You will need your invoice number and the invoice date to complete the transaction at .  


Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health

Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
X-ray Registration – 7th floor
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 995-4727
Fax: (614) 644-8526



Updated 6/28/2018