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Tobacco Register NI

Under the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, anyone running a tobacco business in Northern Ireland must register with Belfast City Council.  The register is a list of businesses that are accessible by the public and sell tobacco.

If a person owns more than one business, each business must be registered at separate business addresses.

Retailers must register by 1 July 2016.  

The registration process is free and requires you to fill in a form either:

You can also download and print the form at and return to the following address:

Tobacco Register NI
City and Neighbourhoods Services Department
Belfast City Council 
The Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street

If you do not register your tobacco business you are breaking the law and could be fined up £500, or face prosecution and be fined up to £5000. This offence can be held on record for five years.   

Contact us
028 9027 0428