Cigarette & Tobacco Sales

A Cigarette and Tobacco Sales license is required of any person or company making retail sales of tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related device, electronic delivery devices, and nicotine or lobelia delivery products.

Code Requirements

Guidance relating to Cigarette and Tobacco Sales is contained in Maplewood City Ordinance 1012. All license holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this chapter and with applicable Minnesota Statutes and federal regulations.

Pipe, Tobacco, and Matches

Apply for a License

Applications for a Cigarette and Tobacco Sales license have been transitioned from a paper application to an online licensing system (Accela) and is available for access via the Citizen Access portal.  

The following documents are required to be submitted with this application:

  • Minnesota Department of Revenue Form CT-102 (PDF)
  • Each owner/partner/officer with >5% interest in the business and establishment manager must complete a supplemental application and undergo a background investigation. This application is also available through Accela under Cigarette & Tobacco Sales Supplement Application. 

Guide to using the Citizen Access Portal

Please use the reference guides below to assist you in registering for an account and applying for a license. If you need additional assistance please contact us at 651-249-2005. 

  1. Registering for an Account
  2. Applying for a License


License term runs May 1st through April 30th, annually. Renewal must occur on or before date of expiration.


All license fees are set by the City of Maplewood Fee Schedule