Tobacco Sales

The City issues licenses to businesses wanting to sell tobacco, tobacco products, or tobacco related devices in Oakdale.

Application Requirements: New

Application Requirements: Renewals

Current license holders must re-apply annually, if they wish to continue making tobacco sales during the next license term.

Licensing Process

Once applications for licenses have been received by City staff, background investigations will be conducted by the Oakdale Police department if applicable. Reports are then presented to City Council for consideration before licenses are issued. The licensing process may take up to eight weeks. 

Please note: Beginning in 2023, there have been changes to the background investigation process for this license. Any applicant that has not been through and passed the background investigation process in the previous license term will be subject to the background investigation process for the current term which carries a $375 fee. These background investigations will be processed every other year per individual (meaning not based on the year, but when the individual passed the investigation last).  All new applicants (whether main applicant or supplemental applicant) will be subject to the background investigation process the first time they apply and every other year thereafter.

License Term

The license term is January 1 through December 31, annually. 

City Code

View City Code on Tobacco Sales (PDF)