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Tobacco Licence Renewal

Tobacco licence holders are reminded to avoid late fees. The deadline for the submission of applications for renewal of the Certificate of Registration is 1st November 2019. Annual registration renewal fees are CI$500 for a retailer, CI$750 for a cigar bar and CI$5,000 for a wholesale distributor.

Application submissions for Grand Cayman must be done at the Department of Commerce & Investment’s Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor of the Government Administration Building. The counter is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A valid trade and business licence is required to renew, along with written notification of changes made since the last registration. These might include: the dealer’s contact details, business location, ownership and trade of products information.

Renewal of the Certificate of Registration for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman must be submitted at the DCI Office located in Cayman Brac: Bodden and Bodden building, Stake Bay between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Applications submitted after 1st November 2019 and up to 31 December 2019 will attract a late fee of an additional 50 percent of the registration fee. Applications submitted after December 31st and up to 31 January 2020 will incur a late fee of an additional 100 percent of the registration fee. After 31 January 2020 and up to 30 June 2020, applications will attract a late fee of an additional 200 percent of the registration fee.

Any registered dealer who does not apply for a renewal by 30 June 2020, is reminded to cease all tobacco sales immediately. In order to resume dealing in tobacco products, a new application for a Certificate of Registration is required, along with the requisite application fee.

Applications can be downloaded from the Department of Commerce and Investment’s website,

For more information, contact DCI’s Tobacco Administrator, Ms Samone Morgan at or call Mrs. Bodden-Arch on 948-2400.

For further information contact: Caroline James