Commercial Medical Marijuana Permitting

The Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance recently adopted by the Board of Supervisors became effective Friday, February 26, 2016. This is the date the Planning and Building Department began accepting applications for projects in the Inland Zone.  Applications for projects located in the Coastal Zone are not accepted at this time. The ordinance has not yet been certified by the California Coastal Commission. 

Thank you in advance for your support and patience as we work together to pioneer this new area of law.

Cannabis and Planning Permit Application Hours

Due to the current high volume, commercial cannabis and planning permit applications are accepted between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.  Applications will not be accepted after 4:00 PM.

Other Resources


Web GIS
Streamside Management Area Ordinance (PDF)

Permit Application Resources


The documents below will be updated over time.  The most recent versions can always be found on this page.

Application Form

Application Checklist for Cultivation (Updated 7/21/16)

Acknowledgment Form (Updated 7/20/16)

Commercial Cannabis Activity Registration Form
NOTE: Deadline to register is August 23, 2016.

Indemnification Agreement

Application Fee Deposit Overview (Updated 2/23/16)

Table of Cultivation Permit Types for the Inland Zone

Performance Standards for Cultivation and Processing Operations

Frequently Asked Questions 
Commercial Cannabis Questions?
Please call our hotline at 707-268-3795.