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San Francisco Health Code:

Article 19F -- Smoking Prohibition in Certain Places

Article 19H -- Tobacco Sales

19H Rules and Regulations (pdf)

19H Affidavit (pdf)

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

Article 19P -- Tobacco 21

Article 19Q -- Flavored Tobacco

Flavored Tobacco Fact Sheet (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

(415) 252-3800

Retail Tobacco Sales Permit Program

Principal Activities and Services of the Retail Tobacco Sales Permit Program

The Retail Tobacco Sales Permit Program ensures that all facilities selling tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, have valid permits to operate. The San Francisco Tobacco Control Laws have been shown to dramatically reduce illegal sales to minors. Our program:

  • Issues permits to businesses selling tobacco products including e-cigarettes, vape pens, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), etc.
  • Monitors and enforces illegal sales of tobacco, including e-cigarettes, to any persons under 21 years old.
  • Enforces the prohibition of mobile tobacco, e-cigarettes, and ENDS sales in San Francisco.

 

For information about secondhand smoke prevention or enforcement please visit the Secondhand Smoke Prevention web page.

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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