Tobacco Products Retail License
New changes effective July 1, 2022!
Tobacco Products Retail License Program
Oregon Revised Statute 431A.194 requires Oregon retailers who sell cigarettes, tobacco, and/or inhalant delivery system products to obtain a license to sell these products from the state of Oregon unless a local jurisdiction continues a local license program. The city of Eugene has decided to no longer administer a local license program effective June 30, 2022, and retailers will need to apply for a license with the state of Oregon.
When do I need to apply for the state license?
Beginning July 1, 2022, if you sell cigarettes, tobacco products, or inhalant delivery systems at retail in the city of Eugene you are required to be licensed by the state of Oregon. The Department of Revenue will begin to accept applications from retailers located in the city of Eugene on June 1, 2022.
What information do I need to apply?
- The name, mailing address, and federal tax identifier of the business entity for which you are applying. The identifier may be a federal employer identification number (FEIN) or, if you are a sole proprietor, it may be a social security number (SSN).
- Premises address and premises name for each retail location for which a license will be requested.
- A valid email address.
- If you have multiple premises under the same FEIN, you may apply for multiple state licenses on one application.
How do I apply for the state license?
Applications will be available through Revenue Online starting June 1, 2022. From https://www.oregon.gov/dor/programs/businesses/Pages/Statewide-Tobacco-Retail-License.aspx, click on “Revenue Online.” Scroll to the bottom right of the page and select “Apply for cigarette & tobacco license.” To start the application, select “Apply for a Tobacco Retail License.” To ensure time for payment processing and mailing of the license, please complete and submit your application no later than five days prior to July 1, 2022.
How do I pay the licensing fees?
Payment is due when you submit your application. You will need a checking account and routing number, or a credit/debit card to submit an electronic payment. If you are unable to make an electronic payment, a check may be sent to the department. Write your identifier, business name, and reference “Retail License” on the memo line of your check. Online payments are recommended as the license cannot be issued until both the application is received, and the fee is paid in full.
If you need assistance, or have additional questions, please contact the Department of Revenue by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find additional information by visiting the Department of Revenue’s tobacco retail licensing website at: https://www.oregon.gov/dor/programs/businesses/Pages/Statewide-Tobacco-Retail-License.aspx.