Concerned about the high rates of illegal tobacco sales to children in cities across San Diego County? Several municipal leaders are advocating for the passage of ordinances that require retailers who choose to sell tobacco products to obtain a license to sell tobacco. Obtaining a tobacco retail license requires retailers to pay a permit fee to the city besides what is paid to the State. Revenues generated from these licensing fees are dedicated to law enforcement programs that focus on protecting youth from illegal tobacco sales.

Current TRL Laws in San Diego County:


Resources by Area

If you are in North Inland (San Marcos, Escondido, Poway) or North Coastal (Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar) contact Vista Community Clinic at (760) 631-5000 ext. 7165

If you are in South Bay (Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Coronado) or East County (La Mesa, Santee, Lemon Grove) contact or 619-442-2727 ext. #6

If your community is not listed, contact us.


Resources for Policy Makers

Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement

Public Health Law Center

ChangeLab Solutions

Community Action Service & Advocacy 

California Youth Advocacy Network

Examples of local ordinances and staff reports