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Charity A. RauschenbergHancock County Auditor

Cigarette License Application


A cigarette dealer’s license may be obtained in the County Auditor’s Office for a fee of $125.00. This license is renewed annually in May with a new application. To obtain a cigarette dealer’s license the licensee must also posses a vendor’s license.

A cigarette dealer’s license does not authorize the licensee to engage in the business of trafficking in cigarettes at any place of business in this State other than that specified thereon by the County Auditor.

Any person who employs the use of a motor vehicle to convey a supply of cigarettes from place to place for the purpose of offering such cigarettes for sale therefrom must obtain a license for each vehicle in each County in which any vehicle is so used.

In the event that a business is moved from one location to another, or the business is sold, or an individual or partnership incorporates the business, or partnership or corporation is dissolved, the cigarette license which has been issued to a dealer prior to the occurrence of any such event may not be used subsequent thereto.

A cigarette dealer’s license may be assigned to a person other than that to whom it has been issued, or for a place of business in the same county other than that for which it has been issued, by filing an application therefor with the Auditor of the County in which it has been issued with a payment of a one dollar fee to the Treasurer of that County.

Cigarette licenses are to be displayed near the product being sold for easy inspection. If cigarettes are being sold in a place of business with no license or the vending machine does not have one displayed, please contact the Hancock County Auditor’s Office.

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