Tobacco Licenses

As stated in Chapter 16, Article VI of the Golden Valley City Code, no person shall sell or offer to sell any tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, and nicotine or lobelia delivery devices without first having obtained a license to do so from the City. License year runs Jan 1 through Dec 31.

Applying For A License

To obtain a tobacco license, contact the City Clerk at 763-593-8012 for the correct application and to inquire about the timing and process of the application.

The annual tobacco license fee is $450. Compliance checks will be conducted at least once a year

Regulation Of Tobacco Sales

In Oct 2019, the Golden Valley City Council passed a new Tobacco Licensing and Regulations ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco to those under 21, the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol, at all retailers, limits the number of tobacco licenses issued by the City at eight, and more. Read the full ordinance here.

Prior to passing the ordinance, the City researched the issue and surveyed its residents and businesses. See the full community input report here (PDF).