Tobacco Retailer Permits

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The City of West Sacramento Tobacco Permit Program ensures that all facilities or retailers selling tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, have tobacco permits to operate. This program was formed to help decrease sales of tobacco products to minors within the city. Police Department staff conduct annual inspections of tobacco establishments, respond to complaints, and coordinate decoy operations.


Applicants interested in registering with the City of West Sacramento for a tobacco retailer permit shall file a Tobacco Permit Application with the Community Development Department office. All applicants must own, or be employed by, a business with an active business license with the City. 

A tobacco retailer permit is $260.00 per year, with fees pro-rated depending on the time of year the application is submitted. Application fees are due at the time of submission.

After application approval, a tobacco permit will be provided to vendors to display in a visual place at their place of business.


Tobacco permits are renewed on March 31 of every calendar year. Notices are mailed in early February to all permit holders.

Reporting Retailers Without Permits

Any instance of employees or business owners selling tobacco products without a valid tobacco retailer permit may be reported to the City's Code Enforcement Division

If you would like to make a complaint regarding the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors (under 21 years of age) or another tobacco retailer related issue, please contact the City's Police Department.