T21 Sign



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Mailing Address
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215


(614) 645-7417

Enforcement and Fines

How will Tobacco 21 be enforced in the City of Columbus?

Inspections will be conducted for all locations that hold a Retail Tobacco and Paraphernalia Sales License and at least once during the event for all Temporary Retail Tobacco and Paraphernalia Sales Licenses. These inspections will consist of two parts: a secret shopper that will attempt an underage purchase and a sign inspection.  A civil fine of $1,000 will be issued for the 1st violation.  A second violation within two years of the first violation will be issued a civil fine of $5,000 per violation.  For a third and all subsequent violations within two years of an initial violation, a fine of $10,000 per violation and license revocation for the business will be issued. Any violations which occur more than two years after a previous violation will not be considered a second or subsequent violation.