The City of West Hollywood is currently responding to the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is working as quickly as possible to address community needs with links to resources, information, and relief for our residents, businesses, and community members.


Click the graphic below for information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The page will be updated as new information, resources, and relief from Federal, State and County agencies are made available.

Artboard 13@2x-100

Tobacco Retailers

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

On October 17, 2016, City Council adopted a Tobacco Retailers Business License requirement for all businesses that are involved in the sales of tobacco and tobacco related products.

A Tobacco Retailer any person who sells tobacco, tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia.

Tobacco Products include (but are not limited to):

  • cigarettes
  • cigars
  • little cigars
  • chewing tobacco
  • pipe tobacco
  • Electronic cigarettes devices
  • E-juice (for use with electronic cigarettes)


Business License Application

Below is the link to the Tobacco Retailer Business License application:

Tobacco Retailer BL


Operating Guidelines

Chapter 5.114 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code governs the operation of tobacco retailing businesses in West Hollywood.