The City of Roanoke imposes a tax upon each and every sale of cigarettes that occurs within the city. The tax must be paid by seller or dealer through the purchase of stamps from the City Treasurer's Office. The tax stamp must be affixed to each individual pack of cigarettes prior to offering any such pack for sale in the City.
Cigarette packs must also be marked with both a State of Virginia Tax Stamp and a city cigarette tax stamp before offering cigarettes for sale to the public. To obtain city cigarette tax stamps, contact the City Treasurer's Office at 540-853-2561. For information on State of Virginia Cigarette Tax Stamps, call 804-367-8465. A State Cigarette Tax Bulletin (PDF) was issued on December 11, 2008.