Before you begin
See How to open a new business
Minneapolis has three types of tobacco dealer licenses:
Exclusive tobacco dealer
At least 90% of gross revenue must come from the sale of:
- Tobacco products
- Loose tobacco
- Plants or herbs
- Smoking accessories
You may sell all flavors of tobacco products.
This is a tobacco department or section of an individual business. You may only sell non-flavored tobacco products.
Tobacco dealer/Off-sale liquor store
You may only sell non-flavored or menthol tobacco products.
Tobacco dealers in Minneapolis need a license.
See Tobacco Dealer Application
If you already have a license in Minneapolis and want to add a tobacco license:
See Tobacco Dealer - Add a License
How to submit your license application
Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services
If you have questions, contact:
Report concerns about a business with a tobacco license
The information on this page should serve as a guideline only.
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Business Licenses & Consumer Services
Community Planning & Economic Development
Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday