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Albert Lopez
Planning Director
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Tobacco Retailer License (TRL) Ordinance in Unincorporated Alameda County


IMPORTANT NEWS
2021 License Fee: $940.00
2021 Filing Deadline: December 1, 2020

Ordinance Background

On January 14, 2020, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed a new law that requires all tobacco retailers in Unincorporated areas of Alameda County to obtain and maintain a valid Tobacco Retailer License (TRL) by September 6, 2020 in order to sell tobacco. Retailers must fully comply with all ordinance provisions by this time. The ordinance established various regulations related to the retail sale of tobacco products, including new requirements related to package sizes, pricing, and restrictions on the sale of flavored products.

Tobacco Retailer License Application

All Tobacco Retailer License applications, along with supporting documents and payment, must be postmarked or received in person by December 1, 2020 to allow sufficient time to process applications and issue eligible licenses and certificates by January 1, 2021.

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More information regarding the ordinance provisions and tobacco products sales restrictions are provided in the links below.Please note that these documents are reference tools, and do not include every tobacco product regulated under the new law. We encourage you to discuss these regulations with your distributors and make sure that the tobacco products you buy from them are compliant.

Meetings

Alameda County's Public Health Department (ACPHD) and Community Development Agency will host optional tobacco retailer trainings to provide education and support to retailers operating in the Unincorporated Alameda County. Information on meeting dates and educational materials will be posted below.

Staff Contact

For questions about the Tobacco Retailer License (TRL) Ordinance, please contact Edward Labayog.

Links & Resources

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