On February 16, 2022, The City of Indio, CA adopted Local Ordinance 838.
Riverside County Ordinance 838 requires tobacco retailers to be permitted, inspected, and regulated by the Department of Environmental Health. The ordinance applies to all unincorporated areas as well as most incorporated cities throughout the county.
Retailers must first have a permit from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to sell tobacco. A retailer is then eligible for a Retail Tobacco Permit from the Department of Environmental Health. This annual permit is non-transferable, and specific to the location listed on the permit. The Department of Environmental Health staff will inspect the retail store periodically to promote compliance with state, local and federal laws.
For more information visit our Tobacco Permitting page.