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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.

March 4, 2015

The Fargo and West Fargo Police Departments, with assistance from Fargo Cass Public Health, conducted tobacco compliance checks. In Fargo, 62 businesses were checked, four failed. In West Fargo, 11 businesses were checked, none failed. 

Failed in Fargo:
Casey’s General Store, 5680 23rd Ave. S. - 1st fail in 12 months
Cash Wise Foods, 1401 33rd St. S. - 1st fail in 12 months
Simonson’s, 3810 Main Ave. - 1st fail in 12 months
Red Carpet Amoco, 1020 19th Ave. N. - 2nd fail in 12 months