Tobacco Retail License

If your business sells tobacco or nicotine products in the Town of Gypsum you must apply for an annual Tobacco Retail License. New licenses are $50 and renewals (you will need to re-apply for the license each year) are $25. 

  • Tobacco Retail License Application
    Please submit your completed application and fee to the Gypsum Town Clerk, Danette Schlegel, PO Box 130, Gypsum, CO 81637, or email to

To be compliant you may not sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 and your Tobacco Retail License must be prominently displayed in a publically visible location at your business.

What is considered a tobacco retailer? 

A Tobacco Product Retailer means any person who engages in the sale of Tobacco Products directly to the public from any store, stand, booth, concession, outlet, vehicle, cart vending machine, structure or any grounds or any other enterprise that Sells, offers for Sale, or does or offers to exchange for any form of consideration Tobacco Products.  “Tobacco Product Retailing” shall mean the doing of any of these things.  This definition is without regard to the quantity of Tobacco Products sold, offered for sale, exchanged, or offered for exchange.

What is a "tobacco product"

1)    Any product which contains, is made or derived from tobacco or used to deliver nicotine, synthetic nicotine or other substances intended for human consumption, whether heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff, bidis, snus, nicotine product, mints, hand gels; and

2)    an Electronic Smoking Device; and

3)    notwithstanding any provision of (1) and (2) listed above to the contrary, “Tobacco Product” includes any component, part, accessory or associated Tobacco Paraphernalia (any item designed for the consumption, use or preparation) of a Tobacco Product whether or not sold separately.  FDA-approved cessation products are excepted.