Regulation of Tobacco Sales

The Washington County Public Health and Environment (PHE) Department regulates the sale of tobacco and tobacco products. The Washington County Youth Access to Tobacco Ordinance provides complete information about selling tobacco or tobacco products in the county.

Cities and townships under the department’s jurisdiction include:

Grey Cloud Township
Pine Springs
Baytown Township
Lakeland Shores
St. Mary's Point
Lake Elmo
Stillwater Township
Denmark Township
West Lakeland Township
May Township

Apply for a License

A license from PHE is required to sell tobacco or tobacco products in the cities and townships listed above. 

If your business is not  listed in the cities or townships on this page, contact your city’s City Clerk  for licensing information.

Print and complete the license application (PDF).

Upon receipt of the application and fee, a PHE staff will call you to arrange an appointment for an inspection of your business. You will be issued a license when your tobacco sales business is in compliance with the county ordinance.  

Report a Concern

To report a concern about tobacco sales, go to Report a Concern and submit the information. Your report will be submitted directly to the PHE department for review.