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License - old styleThe easiest way to check a person’s age is to ask for and check their California driver’s license or California ID.

A blue strip means the person is not 18 until the year printed in the strip

If the year in the blue strip is later (higher) than the current year, do not sell them tobacco

A customer may hand you a California ID card when you ask for ID.

  • California ID cards may look similar to California driver licenses
  • CAUTION: some California ID cards may not have a blue strip
    California ID cards must be checked for age .

Don’t make a sale UNTIL you ask for and check the ID of anyone who appears to be younger than age 27, even if it is a friend or regular customer!

Coming Changes:

You may already be seeing the new California Driver Licenses:

New Underage License
 New California License

Tobacco Retailer Licensing RequirementsCalifornia State Requirements

Tobacco Laws ResourceTobacco Laws Affecting California

Amador County Tobacco Sales to Youth: