Cigarette & Tobacco Permit

Retailers Selling Tobacco Products Need a Permit

In accordance with Chapter 131 of the City's Municipal Code, it is unlawful for any person, other than a holder of a retail permit, to sell cigarettes at retail and no retailer shall distribute, sell, or solicit the sale of any cigarettes within the City without a valid permit for each place of business. The permit shall, at all times, be publicly displayed at the place of business so as to be easily seen by the public and the persons authorized to inspect the place of business.

All cigarette and tobacco permits must be approved by the City Council.

Download the Application

The City Clerk's Office issues cigarette permits in accordance with State regulations. Permits run on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30) and cost $100.

Although licenses cannot be issued for more than one year, they can be issued for shorter periods of time and the cost may be pro-rated by quarter.

When finished, please return the completed application along with payment, by mail or in-person to:

City of Ankeny
City Clerk's Office - City Hall
410 W 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 

8 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday


Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 515-965-6400.