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San Francisco Health Code:

19F -- Smoking Prohibition in Certain Places

19H -- Tobacco Sales

19P -- Tobacco 21

19Q -- Flavored Tobacco


Related Documents:

19H Rules and Regulations (pdf)

19H Affidavit (pdf)

19H.19(a) Suspension Reduction Pilot (pdf)

Flavored Tobacco Fact Sheet (pdf)

Flavored Tobacco FAQ (pdf)


Please Note:
  1. Fees are non-refundable.
  2. Bounced check fees are $50.00
  3. We do not accept cash.
  4. You are responsible for paying your yearly tobacco license fee.


Program Contact

Environmental Health Branch
Attention: Tobacco Sales Permits
1390 Market St., Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94102
P: (415) 252-3800
F: (415) 252-3894

Tobacco 21


Effective June 9, 2016, the sale of tobacco products is prohibited in San Francisco to those under 21 years old. There are no exceptions in the local law, including no exceptions for military personnel, even though the California Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (CA STAKE) act allows that exception elsewhere in California.


SFDPH prepared a Tobacco 21 Notice suitable for printing and posting in businesses.


All tobacco establishments must post the following at the tobacco products point of sale area:


Sale of Tobacco Prohibited to those under age 21, including military

Sale of Tobacco Prohibited to those under age 21, except military most be at least age 18


Signage can be requested through the San Francisco Tobacco Free Project.















Making a Complaint

If you would like to make a complaint regarding the illegal sale of tobacco to minors or a related tobacco sales complaint, call 311.

311 City Customer Service Agency - Service 24x7

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch