Tobacco Retail License

On October 8, 2019, the Fremont City Council voted unanimously to establish a Tobacco Retail License program, joining over 150 California municipalities with similar programs.

The Tobacco Retail License program has the following requirements:

  • Any retailer, who sells tobacco products, needs to acquire an annual Tobacco Retail License from the City of Fremont.
  • Flavored tobacco products are banned. Retailers need to clear their inventory by November 8, 2019.
  • Cigarettes must be sold in packs of 20, at a minimum price of $8; Cigars (this includes cigarillos/little cigars) must be sold in packs of 5, at a minimum price of $8.
  • Single Cigars already sold at $5 are permitted.

The City of Fremont will be sending letters to all state-licensed tobacco retailers, in Fremont, notifying them of the changes and an upcoming workshop. The license application system will be ready to accept applications by January 1, 2020.

Ordinance

Read the Tobacco Retail License Ordinance.

Workshops for Retailers

Workshops for retailers are planned this month:

Friday, November 15, 2019
10:30 am to 12:00 pm,
City Hall in the Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
City Hall in the Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A 

Contact Information

Leonard Powell
Code Enforcement Manager
510-494-4430
Email