Cigarette licenses should be purchased by June 1st of each year. The cost for a retail cigarette license is $125.00 for each location. For a cigarette distributor who begins business after June 1st, the cost of the license will be prorated.
The Erie County Auditor's Office will be mailing out renewals in April.
The license does not authorize the licensee to engage in the business of trafficking cigarettes at any place in Ohio other than that specified by the County Auditor. One license is good for only one location.
Cigarette licenses must be displayed near the product being sold for easy inspection. If cigarettes are being sold in a place of business that does not have a license, or a vending machine does not have a license displayed, please contact the Erie County Auditor’s Office.
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