Salt Lake City


P.O. Box 145451, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5451

Tobacco Shops

Requirements For a Tobacco Shop

Besides any local zoning requirements, State ordinance 10-8-41.6 restricts where tobacco shops maybe located.

In general the restrictions are:

A municipality may not issue a license to a retail tobacco specialty business if it is located within:

  • 1,000 feet of a community location
  • 600 feet of another retail tobacco specialty business
  • 600 feet from property used or zoned for:
    • agriculture use
    • residential use

Community location means:

  • public or private kindergarten, elementary, middle, junior high, or high school
  • licensed child-care facility or preschool
  • trade or technical school
  • church
  • public library
  • public playground
  • public park
  • youth center or other space used primarily for youth oriented activities
  • public recreational facility
  • public arcade

The proximity requirements shall be measured in a straight line from the nearest entrance of the retail tobacco specialty business to the nearest property boundary of the community location, or agricultural or residential use, without regard to intervening structures or zoning districts.