Nevada Tax Event Specific License




Why You Need This

It is mandatory for all exhibitors displaying/sampling cigarettes or Other Tobacco Products (OTP) to apply for an Event Specific License from State of Nevada Department of Taxation. The application is free and may take up to 30 days to process. If applicable, complete and submit your application directly to the Nevada Department of Taxation by December 1, 2021 to ensure there is time to for review; this is due earlier than normal due to holidays.

If you are licensed in Nevada or this is not applicable, notify Scott Gibson so that we can remove you from receiving emails to complete this process.


Information on Event Specific Application Process

A company that is not licensed with the Nevada Department of Taxation to sell or distribute the products they intend to bring, including cigarettes, other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or any vapor products or their components are required to complete an application. The company must be licensed for what they are bringing (i.e. cigarette manufacturer wants to bring cigarettes that are already on the Nevada Tobacco Directory would not need to apply. If the cigarette manufacturer wishes to sell and distribute pipe tobacco, they would have to apply for an Event Specific OTP Wholesale Dealer’s License).

Applications must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the show or risk not being able to display or sample their products. If your application is not approved and/or you do not receive the approval letter before the show, that company is not allowed to sell or distribute samples of any tobacco products.

Submit Completed Application To:


Be Sure To:

  • Submit application only once to avoid any confusion with the Nevada Department of Taxation

  • If bringing in cigarettes, submit your application 60 days in advance of the show
  • Use your Company Physical Address on the application, not a residential address

  • Include a complete list of products and your best estimate of the quantity you intend to bring

  • Complete the application in full and sign/date the last page

We strongly suggest the Event Specific License is on display in your booth so it is easier for the Department’s and the Attorneys General Investigators to see it while walking around the show. If it is not on display then it must be available upon request to be in compliance.

Definitions of All Tobacco Products


Nevada Department of Taxation Post Show Tax Forms

One-Time Cigarette Excise Tax Return


One-Time Other Tobacco Products (OTP) Excise Tax Return


Contact Details

Tax License Specific Questions

Department of Taxation


Form Download Issues / Questions

Scott Gibson
Trade Show Operations and Logistics Manager
Tobacco Plus Expo
T: 805-744-4160