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 Deposits with Worksheets (Updated 12/5/16)

Application Form

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

Application Overview and Resources (Updated 9/6/16)

Application Minimum Requirements (Updated 8/19/16)

Dispensary Application Checklist (Update 8/19/16)

Acknowledgment Form (Updated 7/20/16)

Indemnification Agreement

Table of Cultivation Permit Types for the Inland Zone

Performance Standards for Cultivation and Processing Operations

Frequently Asked Questions 

Other County Agency Resources



Division of Environmental Health

Commercial Cannabis Questions?

To better assist you, please familiarize yourself with the information on this web page.  If a question is not answered here, please call our general number (707)445-7245 during business hours and ask to speak with a cannabis planner or send us an email.