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Retail tobacco sales

COVID-19 response

  • The safety of residents, business owners and employees is our primary focus.
  • We want to ensure retail personal services are restored in a planful, safe manner. This will help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
  • Our physical office is closed to the public but we are available to answer your calls.
  • We are accepting applications via mail or the locked drop box outside our office.

Required licensing

A retail establishment in any unorganized territory of Hennepin County and in any town or home rule charter or statutory city in Hennepin County, which does not license and regulate retail tobacco sales relating to the sale, possession and use of tobacco, tobacco products, and tobacco-related devices in Hennepin County is required to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.

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Application process

Complete the applicable license application(s)

Submit application(s) and check payable to:

Hennepin County Environment Health
1011 1st St. S
Suite 215
Hopkins, MN 55343

The cost is a $280 annual fee.

Additional information

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