Any person who intends to engage in the retail sales of tobacco products in the state of North Dakota, or manufacture and import tobacco products into this state, or distribute tobacco products to retailers must be licensed by the Office of Attorney General. 

Apply for a License

The same application form is used for all tobacco applicants. A dealer or retail application must be accompanied by a fee of $15. A distributor, manufacturer or wholesaler application must be accompanied by a fee of $25 and a $1,000 surety bond.  

The license expires on June 30 each year. To apply for renewal of the license, download and complete the renewal application form and submit it to the Licensing section.

Fire Safety Standards for Cigarettes

Before a manufacturer may sell a cigarette brand in North Dakota, the brand must be certified by the State Fire Marshal in accordance with N.D.C.C. Chapter 18-13.

Review the list of certified Cigarettes by Manufacturer

Cigarette Making Machines

No person may maintain or operate a cigarette-making machine unless the machine has been registered with the Attorney General. Complete the registration form and affidavit and submit both documents, along with additional documents as required. 

Review the Laws

The laws relating to tobacco products are contained in N.D.C.C. Chapter 57-36