What is a significant tobacco retailer?

Significant tobacco retailer means any tobacco retailer for which the principal or core business is selling tobacco products, tobacco paraphernalia, or both, as evidenced by the fact that 

  1. 20 percent or more of floor or display area is devoted to tobacco products, tobacco paraphernalia, or both
  2. 67 percent or more of gross sales receipts are derived from tobacco products, tobacco paraphernalia, or both
  3. 50 percent or more of completed sales transactions include tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia

After the effective date of this ordinance, no license shall be issued to a significant tobacco retailer at any location, measured from the nearest property line, that is within one thousand feet of a school, or 500 feet of a park, or other business or institution whose primary business or purpose is the instruction or education of children or those under the age of 18. Examples of such places include, but are not limited to, tutoring centers, child care centers, recreational facilities and gyms.

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1. How does a Tobacco Retailer License (TRL) work?
2. Am I a tobacco retailer?
3. What are tobacco products?
4. What is tobacco paraphernalia?
5. What is a significant tobacco retailer?
6. What is the minimum sale age for tobacco products?
7. I already have a state tobacco license issued by the California State Board of Equalization. Why do I need a tobacco license from the City?
8. What does the City’s tobacco license require?
9. How much is the license?
10. How long is the license effective?
11. When must I re-apply for a license?
12. Is my Tobacco Retail License transferable if I sell my business or pass it down to a family member?
13. Can I sell tobacco from a mobile location such as a truck or car?
14. Will there be inspections?
15. What will happen if I am cited for a license violation during an inspection?
16. What if I no longer want to sell tobacco products?