ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“Can a person with a non-violent felony obtain a tobacco license?”

Answer:

A felony is rarely an automatic bar to obtaining a business license. Most applications will ask the applicant or owner of the company to provide details and an explanation regarding any criminal convictions. The licensing authority will then investigate the incident and decide on whether to issue the tobacco license or not. 

Generally, if you are forthcoming with the information, and the crime is not directly related to the license you are seeking (for e.g. selling tobacco products to a minor); you will be issued the license.  Contact us now to get started.