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CONTACT INFO

Email
Health@columbus.gov

Mailing Address
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215

 

Phone
(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 Sales License and at Temporary Retail Tobacco Product Paraphernalia Sales License events. These inspections will consist of two parts: a secret shopper that will attempt an underage purchase and a sanitarian inspection.  A civil fine of $500 will be issued for the 1st violation.  Second and subsequent violations within 2 years of the 1st violation will be issued a civil fine of $1,000 per violation.  Violations which occur more than 2 years after a previous violation will not be considered a 2nd or subsequent violation.