MENDOCINO Co., 9/25/19 — Mendocino County will be closing the application window for “Phase One” cannabis cultivation permits on Friday, October 4. Under the county’s cannabis cultivation ordinance, only cultivators who can provide specific “proof of prior cultivation “within Mendocino County are allowed to apply within Phase One, under which the maximum cultivation permit available is 10,000 square feet.
All permit application must be submitted at the county’s Planning and Building Services department by October 4 at 5 p.m., and the application must be complete by that time to be considered. Links to the county’s specific regulations regarding a “proof of prior cultivation,” which is intended to demonstrate that the applicant was cultivating in the same location prior to the January 1, 2016, as well as the additional documents required are detailed in the press release below.
Here’s the full announcement from the county:
The Mendocino County Cannabis Program will not accept Phase I Cannabis Cultivation Applications after October 4, 2019. All Phase I applications for cultivation must be submitted via drop box located at the Department of Planning and Building Services prior to 5:00 pm (1700) on October 4, 2019.Press release from Mendocino County.
Application packets submitted to the Cannabis Cultivation Program will undergo a preliminary review to determine completeness and the applicant will be notified in writing as to whether the application packet is incomplete or complete. Notifications for complete applications will include instruction on how to complete the submission of their applications, including payment of required fees. Incomplete application notifications will be sent with details on how to pick up the incomplete application package should you wish to retain it.
All application submission packets must be placed in an 8 ½ X 11 inch manila envelope labeled with the date of submission, applicant name, phone number, mailing address and cultivation site address. Please include the following documents in this order:
At least two forms of Proof of Prior cultivation (photographic and additional piece of evidence)
A dated photograph of current cultivation activities on the proposed cannabis cultivation site location
Cultivation Permit Application
Completed Cultivation and Operations Plan
Completed Building Structure List
Relocation Worksheet, Remediation Plan, and Water Availability Analysis for relocation applications
Completed Property Owner Consent form if applicable
Color copy of valid identification of applicant and all listed employees/workers
Copy of Live Scan fingerprint form for anyone engaged in cultivation of cannabis
Business organizational documents if applicable
Timberland Permit, Proof of Mitigation or 3-acre conversion if applicable
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Seller’s Permit
Water Board permits: Notice of Applicability (Notice of Receipt may be accepted) and or water rights or Small Irrigation Use Registration (SIUR)
Copy of final Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement (LSAA), waiver, letter determining LSAA is not required, EPIMS registration or any other official documentation expressing current status with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as required
Results from the Cortese list
Copy of well permit (if used for irrigation), copy of septic permit (if there are employees), copy of well completion report (if available), OR a copy of the Residential Building Record from the Mendocino County Assessor’s Office
Copies of credentials for cultivation activities issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture – CALCannabis
Incomplete applications that cannot be made complete by the October 4, 2019, deadline will not be accepted into Phase I of the Mendocino County Cultivation Program.
Electronic applications will not be accepted. Once submitted, items cannot be added or removed from application packets. Applicants are advised to make a copy of their application packet for their own records.
Failure to submit the required documents will result in an incomplete application notification. All incomplete application must be picked-up from the Cannabis Program within 21 days of the notice. Documents not picked up by the applicant within 21 days will be shredded.
For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit the Mendocino County webpages for Cannabis Cultivation, Cannabis Permits & Licenses, and Cannabis FAQ.