Tobacco Retailers

tobacco retail license

On January 8, 2020 the Clatsop County Board of County Commissioners passed Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance NO. 2019-03.  The five cities within the county have adopted the ordinance as their own making the license a requirement for all businesses in both incorporated and unincorporated areas.

This ordinance requires all businesses that sell tobacco and nicotine-containing products, paraphernalia, including e-cigarette products.  This does not apply to cannabis and non-nicotine vape juice. The affected businesses include:

  • Convenience stores
  • Bars
  • Hotels/motels
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Campground stores
  • Event venues

This new license was created to increase retailer knowledge and compliance of laws regulating the sale of tobacco and nicotine products, and specifically to reduce sales to minors under 21.

Ordinance 2019-03

These documents will be available in Spanish by May 1, 2020