Tobacco & E-liquid Manufacturing Permits

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General Tobacco Retailers   

This type of retail location typically sells a wide variety of products so that the sale of tobacco products* accounts for less than 35% of the total quarterly gross receipts. In addition, less than 20% of the retail floor space and less than 20% of the total shelf space is allocated to the offer, display or storage of tobacco products. There is no self-service display for tobacco products.

Retail Tobacco Specialty Business

This type of retail location typically specializes in the sale of tobacco products*. 35% or more of the total quarterly gross receipts are from the sale of tobacco products, or; 20% or more of the retail floor space is allocated to the offer, display, or storage of tobacco products, or; 20% or more of the total shelf space is allocated to the offer, display, or storage of tobacco products, or; the retail space features a self-service display for tobacco products.

  • Submit a completed Tobacco Retailer Permit Application
  • Provide a copy of current Cigarette/Tobacco Products License from the Utah State Tax Commission
  • Pay permit and plan review fee
  • Provide a map of proposed retail tobacco specialty business location

Tobacco Permit Fee

  • New permit: $30
  • Permit renewal: $20
  • Permit reinstatement: $30
  • Retail Tobacco Specialty Business Plan Review: $250 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if my permit has been approved?
The health department will notify businesses of permit approval within 30 days and will provide a copy of the Tobacco Retail Permit.

Why is the health department permitting tobacco retailers? 
During the 2018 Legislative Session, HB324 Tobacco Regulations Amendments passed doing the following:

  • amended municipal and county business license practices for a retail tobacco specialty business;
  • amended the definition of smoking in the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act;
  • requires a tobacco retailer to obtain a permit from the local health department;
  • established requirements for a tobacco retail permit application;
  • established the standards that a local health department shall apply when determining whether to issue a permit to a tobacco retailer;
  • incorporated civil penalties for tobacco sales to underage persons into the provisions relating to a tobacco retail permit;
  • provided penalties for violations of tobacco permitting requirements;
  • and changed the fee provisions for certain tax commission licenses for cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic cigarette products.

Please see resources below for additional information about the law.

Tobacco Retailer Recognition

Tobacco Retailers receive Gold, Silver or Bronze recognition based on the number of years that they’ve had no sales during Compliance Checks.

Thank you to those retailers in our Utah County community that have worked with us to follow the law and keep our youth safe.

E-Liquid Manufacturing Permit

The Utah County Board of Health adopted a new regulation for the retail sales of E-cigarettes, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Paraphernalia and E-liquid, and the Manufacturing of E-liquid. The Utah County Health Department actively enforces this regulation as of March 1, 2015. This regulation is for the manufacturing of “e-juice.” Sale of e-cigarettes, equipment, and supplies are now permitted through Utah Cod 26-62-203.

For the manufacture of E-liquids, a person or business must:

  • Submit a required written ENDS Permit application with a Manufacturing Endorsement.
  • Pay the yearly permit fee (see below). Each year the permit expires on December 31 and must be renewed prior to the expiration date.
  • Have an inspection performed by a health department employee who will inspect the manufacturing location before the permit will be issued.
  • Post the annual permit with manufacturing endorsement in a visible public location within the facility.

Application for E-Cigarette, ENDS or ENDS Paraphernalia Retail Permit and/or Manufacturing Endorsement Form.


E-Liquid Manufacturing Permit Fee* $250
Manufacturing Follow-up Inspection Fee $150

Visit our Board of Health Regulations page here or download the complete E-Cigarette regulation below.