City of Santa Rosa Cannabis Program
***ATTENTION Retail Cannabis Applicants***
The City of Santa Rosa has opened access to its online queue to set up an appointment to apply for a Cannabis Retail land use permit. Applicants can use the link below to set up an appointment. Appointment dates must be made for on or after June 3, 2019.
Once the queue is accessed, applicants will need the following to make an appointment:
NOTE: There is a maximum of one appointment per day per email address.
You can access the queue by going to this URL: https://kiosk.na1.qless.com/kiosk/app/home/10000000008
On December 19, 2017, the City Council unanimously adopted the City’s Comprehensive Cannabis Ordinance Opens a New Window. . The regulations address the locational and operational requirements for personal cannabis cultivation and commercial cannabis businesses, covering allowances for both medical and adult use. The ordinance goes into effect on January 19, 2018. For more information on the new regulations go to the Comprehensive Cannabis Policy Page.
Dual licensing required:Commercial cannabis business operators must obtain both local authorization and a state license prior to conducting operations. In addition to land-use approval, through either a zoning clearance or a use permit, applicants are also required to secure a building permit and obtain a certificate of occupancy prior to conducting operations and prior to obtaining an annual state license.
The City is accepting zoning clearance land use applications for non-retail adult use and medical cannabis businesses. See the Commercial Cannabis Applications Support page for assistance.
Retail applications:Acceptance of New Applications. On April 4, 2019, the Council Policy Subcommittee voted to update the Conditional Use Permit process for all new Retail Cannabis applications.
- Full Name
- Cannabis retail location (or site) address
Cannabis Permitting Activity Update
Tracks number and concentration of new medical cannabis businesses in Santa Rosa, and the impacts to other industries that occupy similar zoning. CLICK HERE FOR JULY 2018 UPDATE.