Commercial Cannabis Activity Permit
Need Information About Where Cannabis Activity is Allowed in Arcata?
Cannabis activities are allowed in a specific area in the City of Arcata, with areas for retail sales activities, and another for all other activities. You can find the Retail Sales and Services Map here. You can find the Commercial Cannabis Innovation Zone map here.
Find allowed cannabis activities here: Allowed Permits
Ready to Apply? Application Information Here
All Required Components of CCAP Application: this link provides the forms needed for a complete application. We want to process your application as quickly as we can, and that starts with getting a complete application submittal in our hands. A complete submittal consists of a 6-page application, along with information required on a supplemental 10 exhibits. We've provided a checklist as part of the application form, so you can make sure your submittal is complete.
Current Application Fees: $2,703.29 Application Fee + $4,324.43 Annual Operating Fee ($7,027.72 Total) Find all fees here.
Important Application Process Information
The CCAP process requires compliance review from six City departments. Processing time varies, and primarily depends on whether a use permit or construction are required. If any construction - including certain equipment installation - is necessary, please make early contact with our Building Division to coordinate a building permit application.
LIVE SCANS can be obtained at any approved facility. HOWEVER, we strongly recommend obtaining scans at the Arcata Police Department. Unless the scans are performed at the APD, we will not know whether the scans are in process.
Are Hazardous Materials used in your manufacturing processes? Complete our Hazardous Materials Worksheet.
Are you applying for a cultivation permit? All cultivation permits, including Cultivation-Processing, require this CEQA Questionnaire form in addition to the rest of the application.
Need to apply for a business license? You can apply online at www.arcata.hdlgov.com. The SIC code for cannabis processing is 2833.
Applications are accepted by email or in-person at the City Hall Service Counter. Please call ahead as City Hall access may be affected by COVID precautions. Email Susan Diehl McCarthy at email@example.com with questions about obtaining a permit or for a status update on existing applications.
If you have zoning questions, please call the Planning Division at 707-822-5955. If you have building questions, please call the Building Division at 707-822-5956. You are also welcome to make an appointment to discuss your project directly.
Ready to Renew Your CCAP?
Need to Make Changes to Your CCAP?
|Change in Permit Type|
|Change in Trade Name|
|Change of Contact Information|
|Change of Mailing Address|
|Change to Ownership or Management Structure|
|Modification to Facility or Equipment|
|Transfer of Ownership|
|Live Scan Form|
Current Renewal Fees: $4,324.43 Annual Operating Fee + $325.27 Renewal Fee ($4,649.70 Total). Find all fees here.
Commercial Cannabis Retail Sales and Service
Cannabis retail sales and service regulations went into effect on July 6, 2018 through Ordinance #1501. The City is accepting applications for cannabis retail sales and services in the zoning areas shown below. Click the image for a larger view.
The City is accepting applications for Provisional CCAPs. The purpose is to assist business owners in applying for State licensing. This is a non-operational permit. A business must complete the full CCAP application process to operate.