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Mendocino County, CA

CANNABIS CULTIVATION

Our Front Counter is open by appointment only. Please contact our staff to schedule an appointment for services.

For general questions, permit information, please email or call the Cannabis Program.

Cannabis Program Main Line: 707-234-6680

email: [email protected]

The Mendocino County Cannabis Program is Currently Accepting:

RENEWAL Applications

CHANGES to Existing Applications

PHASE 2: Indoor/Industrial Applications

Cannabis Cultivation Permit Reassignments

Cannabis Ordinance

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Board of Supervisor adopted the Chapter 10A.17 and Chapter 20.242 regulating cannabis cultivation in Mendocino County.

Cannabis Equity Program Information as of 4/22/2020

The application process and criteria for qualification has not yet been determined. The program will not begin until we have the Board of Supervisors’ approval of the program budget and we actually receive the funds from the State. The County was notified that it will be receiving the funding and it will take some time to develop the program, which may be delayed by the current Public Health Crisis.

The Cannabis Program will be updating information here as it becomes available, please stay tuned!

Click here to view the grant funding Press Release from April 20, 2020.

Transferability of Cannabis Cultivation Permits

Starting January 27, 2020, the Cannabis Program will begin accepting applications to re-assign/transfer Mendocino County Cannabis Cultivation Permits. The re-assignment process is only applicable to ISSUED and VALID cultivation permits, and does not include expired permits or application receipts. If the permit is expired, it will require renewal by the original permit holder before it can be reassigned.

Application materials and instructions are available below and may also be picked up at the Planning & Building Services, Ukiah Office.

NEW! Reassignment Application Packet (Updated July, 22, 2020)

Reassignment Application Packets including payment can only be submitted in person at the Planning & Building Services, Ukiah Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 12 pm, OR anytime by mail with check or money order ( do not mail cash/credit ) to the Planning & Building Services, Ukiah Office ATTN: Cannabis Program, 860 N. Bush Street, Ukiah, CA.

Cannabis Program Handouts

Cannabis Permit Application Documents

Cannabis Cultivation Application for Phase I (Revised October 1, 2019)

Cannabis Renewal Permit Application Documents

NEW! Renewal Application (Revised September 30 , 2020)

NEW! Employee List (Revised July 20, 2020)

ATTN! EVERY CANNABIS CULTIVATION PERMIT HOLDER THAT IS ELIGIBLE TO RENEW THEIR PERMIT OR HAS ALREADY APPLIED USING THE OLD RENEWAL APPLICATION PROCESS, MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

1) NEW RENEWAL APPLICATION (IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION FEE, YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY IT AGAIN.)

2) THE EMPLOYEE LIST

3) THE REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION AS LISTED IN THE APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS. (IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED A RENEWAL APPLICATION THAT IS CURRENTLY PENDING, ANY OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SUBMITTED WITH THAT APPLICATION MAY BE USED TO MEET THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW RENEWAL APPLICATION.)

NEW renewal applications should be submitted no later than 30 days after expiration of your current permit . The expiration date on your current permit is located on the issued Mendocino County Cannabis Cultivation Permit.

You may submit the above documents in person at the Planning & Building Services, Ukiah Office, or by email to the [email protected] .

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Example documents are available to provide applicants with a greater familiarity of the various documents required from other agencies during the application process. These example documents include Articles of Incorporation, CDTFA Seller’s Permit, State Waterboard Annual Water Monitoring, CDFW EPIMS application submission confirmation email, CDFW LSA application payment receipt, CDFW LSAA application submission confirmation, Cortese List, Department of Water Resources (DWR) letter regarding well records, State Waterboard Notice of Applicability (NOA), State Waterboard Notice of Receipt for General Waste Discharge, State Waterboard Notice of Receipt for Small Irrigation Use Registration (SIUR), Well Driller’s Report, CDFW Final LSAA (Final 1602), and State Waterboard Notice of Receipt and Invoice for Cannabis Small Irrigation Use Registration (SIUR).

Please visit our Cannabis Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page and FAQs Packet for more details.

Cannabis Information Hotline

The County activated a Cannabis Information Hotline 1-844-421-WEED (9333) for all cannabis related inquires, questions, and/or to be directed to the appropriate department associated with the inquiry. All interested parties will call one number for cannabis related inquiries. This hotline includes options on how to register cannabis complaints, where to apply for permits, where to pay cannabis related taxes, information regarding the building permit process, as well as general information regarding the County’s Cannabis Cultivation Program.

Pesticide Use 101 for Cannabis Cultivators

The Department of Agriculture has hosted several training classes introducing cannabis cultivators to pesticide use, regulation, and enforcement in Mendocino County. We are providing a link to a video of one of the classes for your convenience, here. We expect pesticide regulations to continue to change over the next several years. We will continue to update our training course as the regulations change.

Cannabis Application Workshops

The Department of Agriculture also hosted joint workshops with other agencies to assist cultivators in the application process. The workshops included presentations from state agencies and county departments involved in the commercial cultivation of cannabis. The recording of the Willits workshop is available on the County’s YouTube Channel.

Scale Selection

On June 20, 2016, the Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) released an informational brochure on medical cannabis. It is intended to provide guidance to cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, distributors, transporters, and product manufacturers in the areas of scale selection, scale registration and testing, service agencies, packaging and labeling inspections, and weighmasters. Click here to view the brochure. Click here to go to the DMS webpage.

More Information

  • Pesticide Use on Cannabis
  • Legal Pest Management Practices for Cannabis in California
  • Examples of scales for use with cannabis
  • Watershed Best Management Practices (MCRCD)
  • CDFA CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Website
  • CDFW Cannabis Program Website
  • SWRCB Water Boards Cannabis Cultivation Website
  • Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
  • Urgency Ordinance (Ordinance 4356)
  • Weighmaster License Application
  • Contact List

Questions or Additional Documents?

If you have questions, please e-mail [email protected] or call 1-844-421-WEED(9333).

If you have additional documents to submit after your initial application has been received, please e-mail [email protected] Please use the applicant’s name and permit application number as the subject line.

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If you would like to receive updates on the cannabis program, please sign up for our “Canna Notes” & “Press Releases” on e Notifications.

Be sure to visit Mendocino County’s YouTube page for additional information.

www.mendocinocounty.org/cannabisprogram

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Main Ukiah Campus:
501 Low Gap Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

Mendocino County, CA CANNABIS CULTIVATION Our Front Counter is open by appointment only. Please contact our staff to schedule an appointment for services. For general questions, permit