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7.41.020 Application, Issuance and Renewal Procedure.

(a) Application for a Tobacco Retailer's Permit or the renewal of a Tobacco Retailer Permit shall be submitted in the name of the Person proposing to conduct retail sales of Tobacco Products, referred to herein as the "Applicant," and shall be signed by such Person or an authorized agent thereof. All applications shall be submitted to the Director on a form supplied by the Director and contain, at a minimum, the following information:

(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the Applicant;

(2) The business name, address, and telephone number of the location where Tobacco Products are proposed to be sold, offered for sale or distributed by the Applicant; and

(3) Proof that the location for which a Tobacco Retailer's Permit is sought has been issued a valid state license for the sale of Tobacco Products, if the Tobacco Retailer sells products that require such license;

(4) A statement whether or not the Tobacco Retailer or any agent of the Retailer has been found to have violated this Chapter or other applicable law governing Tobacco Products or Tobacco Retailing and, if so, the dates and locations of all such violations within the previous five years; and

(5) Such other information as the Director determines is necessary for implementation of this Chapter.

(6) An application for a new or renewal Permit will be denied if there are any outstanding fines or late fees issued by the Director, or during any period of suspension.

(7) It is the responsibility of each Permit holder to be informed regarding all laws applicable to Tobacco Retailing, including those laws affecting the issuance of a Tobacco Retailer Permit. No Permit holder may rely on the issuance of a Permit as a determination by San Mateo County that the Permit holder has complied with all laws applicable to Tobacco Retailing. A Permit issued contrary to this Chapter or any other law, or on the basis of false or misleading information supplied by the Applicant, shall be revoked. Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to vest in any person or entity obtaining or maintaining a Tobacco Retailer's Permit any status or right to act as a Tobacco Retailer in contravention of any provision of law.