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Hemp is monitored by the Lake County Department of Agriculture upon issuance of a zoning permit through the Lake County Community Development Department.
Cannabis is monitored by County and State agencies, and requires either a Major Use Permit or a Minor Use Permit from the County, depending on the project/license type.
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Please refer to Article 27, Section (a) (PDF) of the Lake County Zoning Ordinance for the overall requirements for obtaining a Commercial Cannabis Cultivation license.
No, it is not required as part of the process.
Information on cannabis cultivation is found in Article 27 (PDF) of the Lake County Zoning Ordinance. Prior to submitting an application for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation, it would be beneficial for you to set up a Pre-Application meeting with a Planner at the Community Development Department.
Please note that fees are subject to change.
The process can take up to 24 months. Times may vary as each project is different
Cultivation cannot occur until all State licenses have been obtained.
Only after obtaining the required County permit and state licenses.
First, please contact and coordinate with the Lake County Department of Agriculture.
Second, obtain the necessary permits from the Lake County Community Development Department.
Please contact the Planner on Duty as fees are subject to change.
To find the status of your submitted application, please contact the planner processing your application.