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Retail Sales

You do not need a TTB permit to sell tobacco products. However, there are Federal recordkeeping requirements if you sell more than 10,000 cigarettes in a month.  Refer to part 46 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) available online.  You should be aware of other requirements that may impact your sales of tobacco products.  Please read ATF Industry Circulars 99-2 and 2000-4 for additional information on this topic.

TTB does not administer or enforce any laws regulating the age of individuals who can purchase, use, possess, sell, or otherwise deal in tobacco products.  Each State government usually enforces any such laws or regulations.  You may contact your State government to determine such laws and regulations and the agency that enforces them. Learn more about how TTB regulates the tobacco industry or contact a tobacco expert.


Last updated: January 22, 2020
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division