Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Tobacco Education Program: Retail Resources

Checking I.D.

You must check photo ID of everyone appearing under age 27 who attempts to purchase tobacco products and verify the customer is of legal age to purchase. This is an each-and-every time requirement (even if you know the person to be of legal are). If you "carded" them yesterday, you must "card" them again today!
Decline a sale when the customer is underage, has no photo ID, the photo ID contains no date-of-birth or the photo ID has expired.

Learn more about ID Verification and Tips for Checking IDs

Learn more about California Driver’s License Security Features.

Order an ID Checking Guide.


Signage Requirements

As a retailer, this sign should be placed for all to see. If you need a new sign, please fill out the Tobacco Signage Order Form or contact Public Health at 530.552.3933.

Current State Laws

Do you sell tobacco products? Follow the law and keep persons under the age of 21 safe. Learn about California Tobacco Retailer License Requirements.

View additional Tobacco Control Laws.


California State Retailer Resources
Tax Guide for Cigarette and Tobacco Products

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Butte County Public Health
Phone: 530.552.4000
TTY: 530.538.6588
Fax:        530.538.2165

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Butte County Public Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

Public Health Leadership Team