Cigarette & Tobacco Licensing


You must have a Cigarette Retail Dealer license to sell cigarettes directly to consumers. You must get a separate license for each place of business in New York City where you sell cigarettes.


You do NOT need a Cigarette Retail Dealer license if you are a wholesale dealer.


The possession or transportation at any one time of 5,000 or more cigarettes by any person other than a manufacturer, an agent, a licensed wholesale dealer, or a person delivering cigarettes in the regular course of business for a manufacturer, an agent, or a licensed wholesale or retail dealer shall be presumptive evidence that the person is a retail dealer.


This description is only a general explanation of which businesses need to have a Cigarette Retail Dealer license so please call and make an appointment with us TODAY and we will help to clarify which license to apply for and process your application.


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