Tobacco Compliance Check Program
The Tobacco Compliance Check (TCC) program is conducted by the Indiana State Excise Police (ISEP) to evaluate and reduce the availability of tobacco and e-liquid products to persons under 21-years of age. TCC inspections are conducted by ISEP officers who are accompanied by 16- to 20-year-old youth participants who attempt to purchase tobacco and e-liquid products at licensed retail establishments. As part of the program, the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) contracts with Prevention Insights at Indiana University to recruit and hire the youth participants who assist ISEP officers with the inspections.
An important objective of the program is to conduct at least one compliance check annually at each tobacco certificate location. Businesses that fail a compliance check may receive a violation and have administrative charges filed against their tobacco certificate by the ATC Prosecutor. TCC inspection results are tracked by the agency and those results are made available by way of annual reports. The links below include pass/fail results by county and business name.
Inquiries regarding the TCC program should be directed to ATC Communications Director, Ashley Merritt.
- TCC Pass / Fail Reports by County
The annual TCC inspection reports below provide pass/fail result totals for all Indiana counties. The statewide failure rate is shown at the top of the report, with the total number of completed inspections listed at the conclusion of the report.
TCC Pass / Fail Report by County 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
- TCC Pass / Fail Reports by Business