Submission of Applications for Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer Licenses

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) is revising its rules to establish the community district caps required by Local Laws 144 and 146 of 2017, and to create procedures to accept applications for Tobacco Retail Dealer (“TRD”) and Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer (“ERD”) licenses under the community district caps. Local Law 144 of 2017 requires that ERD licenses be capped at half the number of such licenses that have been issued on August 23, 2018, by community district. Local Law 146 of 2017 reduces the number of TRDs by capping the TRD licenses in each community district at half of the number of licenses that have been issued as of February 24, 2018. No new ERD or TRD licenses will be issued in a community district until the total number of licenses decreases through attrition below the respective caps.