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Tobacco Compliance Checks

Area law enforcement agencies, with assistance from Fargo Cass Public Health, conduct tobacco compliance checks. When an establishment fails, the following penalties apply:

Fargo:
The 1st failure in a one year time period – one year probation.
The 2nd failure in a one year time period – 3 day suspension of the tobacco license.
The 3rd failure in a one year time period – 10 day suspension of the tobacco license.

West Fargo:

With no approved training program:

1st offense----written warning, 12 month probationary period.
2nd offense---3 day suspension of license (if within probationary period).
3rd offense---10 day suspension of license (if within probationary period).
Subsequent violations within probationary period result in a 30 day license suspension.
If any sales occur during a suspension period, the license will be suspended for the full probationary period.

With an approved training program:

1st offense---written warning, 12 month probationary period.
2nd offense---$250 administrative fine (if within probationary period).
3rd offense---$250 administrative fine (if within probationary period).
4th offense---3 day suspension of license (if within probationary period).
5th offense---10 day suspension of license (if within probationary period).
Subsequent violations within probationary period result in 30 day suspension.

Dec. 3, 2014

The Fargo and West Fargo Police Departments, with assistance from Fargo Cass Public Health, conducted tobacco compliance checks.  In Fargo, 61 businesses were checked, four failed. In West Fargo, eleven businesses were checked, none failed. 

Failed in Fargo:
Casey’s General Store, 2701 S. University Dr. –1st fail in 12 months
Casey’s General Store, 1401 S. University Dr. – 1st fail in 12 months
Loaf N Jug, 1201 N. University Dr.-- 2nd fail in 12 months
Fargo South Pointe, 3202 33rd St S – Subsequent offense

August 7, 2014

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from Fargo Cass Public Health, conducted tobacco compliance checks.  In Cass County, fifteen businesses were checked and two failed.

Failed in Cass County:
Hunter Oil Company-Hunter
Kasowski & Gubrud Repair-Buffalo

A tobacco compliance failure in Cass County is considered an infraction and the penalty is imposed by the court.

May 21, 2014

The Fargo and West Fargo Police Departments, with assistance from Fargo Cass Public Health, conducted tobacco compliance checks. In Fargo, 17 businesses were checked, two failed. In West Fargo, twelve businesses were checked, one failed. 

Failed in Fargo:
Loaf N Jug, 1201 N. University Dr. – 1st fail in 12-month period
Holiday Gas Station, 101 N. University Dr.—1st fail in 12-month period

Failed in West Fargo:
Eagle Run Crossing, 3210 Sheyenne St.—1st fail in a 12-month period


February 26, 2014

The Fargo and West Fargo Police Departments, with assistance from Fargo Cass Public Health, conducted tobacco compliance checks.  In Fargo, 60 businesses were checked, seven failed.  In West Fargo, 11 businesses were checked, all passed. 

Failed in Fargo:
Mills Gas Mart, 3730 36th St. S. – 1st fail in 12-month period
Stop-n-Go #427, 1401 S. University Dr. – 1st fail in a 12-month period
Walgreen’s #11552, 4201 13th Ave. S. – 1st fail in a 12-month period
M&H, 1602 Main Ave. – 2nd fail in a 12-month period
Stop-n-Go #436, 204 42nd St. S. – 2nd fail in a 12-month period
Fargo South Pointe, 3202 33rd St. S. – 2nd fail in a 12-month period
Hornbacher’s #687, 1532 32nd Ave. S. – 2nd fail in a 12-month period