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Tobacco Sales
Regulation of Tobacco Sales
The Department of Public Health and Environment 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:
  • Afton
  • Baytown Township
  • Birchwood
  • Denmark Township
  • Grant
  • Grey Cloud Township
  • Lakeland Shores
  • Lake Elmo
  • Mahtomedi
  • May Township
  • Pine Springs
  • St. Mary’s Point
  • Stillwater Township
  • West Lakeland Township
  • Willernie

Apply for a License
A license from the department is required to sell tobacco or tobacco products in the above communities. If you want to sell tobacco in a community not listed above, contact that city’s clerk for licensing information.

Application Instructions
  • Print and complete the license application.
  • Submit the form to the department with payment of the license fee which is either $272 for an annual license or $197 for a seasonal license.
  • Read the Protect Your Business manual for more information.

Upon receipt of the application and fee, a department representative 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. 

Compliance Chart
Compliance rates over the past 14 years are available.

Report a Concern
To report a concern about tobacco sales, go to Report a Concern and submit the information. Your report will go directly to the department for follow-up.

Public Health and Environment
Ph: 651-430-6655

Application Drop-Off Locations
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake
Stillwater - Room 4600