A company that is not licensed with the Nevada Department of Taxation to sell or distribute the products they intend to bring, including cigarettes, other tobacco products, or CBD products; components meaning any product intended exclusively or primarily to be used for nicotine consumption, are required to complete an application. The company must be licensed for what they are bringing (i.e., cigarette manufacturer wants to bring cigarettes that are already on the Nevada Tobacco Directory would not need to apply. If the cigarette manufacturer wishes to sell and distribute pipe tobacco, they would have to apply for an Event Specific OTP Wholesale Dealer’s License).
The State of Nevada Department of Taxation requires all exhibitors distributing cigarettes or Other Tobacco Products (OTP) to apply for an Event Specific Tobacco License. This application is free and takes 30 days to process. You must complete and submit your application directly to the Nevada Department of Taxation by February 16, 2024 to ensure there is plenty of time for review. Contact Details are below for your reference.
STEP 1: Download and Complete the Event Specific Tobacco Licensing Application.
NOTE: The Department has waived the requirement to enclose sample pictures of packaging for each brand.
Approximately 30 days after your application is submitted, you will receive your license via email. Temporary business licenses must be displayed in your booth at the show.
Application MUST be completed by an authorized owner/officer of the company.
Application MUST list each individual brand name that you plan to have onsite at the show.
For cigars: you must provide your best estimate of the number of cigars you will have onsite for each brand. This includes number of boxes and count per box.
For pipe/loose tobacco: you must include the number of bags or containers and the total number of ounces or pounds per container.
Anything not listed on the application that is displayed or distributed at the show is considered contraband and may be subject to seizure.