Chapter 453A of the Iowa Code requires that any person offering cigarettes or tobacco products for sale to the consumer hold a valid retail cigarette/tobacco permit. Applications are provided by the State of Iowa but the application and fee is remitted to the City of Marion. Permits are valid July 1 - June 30 and fees are based on which quarter the application is submitted.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the Application.
  2. Submit application with appropriate fee to either of the following:
    • City Clerk’s Office, 1225 6th Ave, Suite 110, Marion, IA 52302.
    • Via email

Next Steps:

A new application form will be mailed to you prior to June 30 for renewing your permit.  The renewal fee each year is $100.00. All applications, new or renewal, must be approved by the City Council at their regularly scheduled meetings, which occur on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  After the application is approved, a permit will be mailed to you.

More information can be found on the Iowa Department of Revenue website.




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