The city of El Cerrito, California is currently issuing operating permits for cannabis retail businesses. Applications are due by Friday, March 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. In addition, El Cerrito will only be issuing a maximum of TWO operating permits for cannabis retail businesses. Therefore, it’s imperative to submit all application information quickly and accurately. Let’s take a quick look at what is needed.
El Cerrito was kind enough to provide an application checklist. This is a great resource to utilize while applying. Remember, with a maximum of 2 permits, it’s important everything is done right the first time. Below is a list of the important items required, but be sure to refer back to this checklist before submitting.
Future cannabis retail businesses are only permitted in the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan Area. In addition, they are permitted on the San Pablo Avenue Commercial and San Pablo Avenue Community street types.
If a business is within the theater district designation, cannabis storefront retail is only allowed in the upper floor locations. However, there must be access to an elevator. If an elevator is not available, a building official must approve another means of accessibility. In addition:
El Cerrito is expected to publish specific land use buffers within their online zoning map in the coming weeks. Join our mailing list and we will notify you when they become available.
Ready to Apply?
The city references Senior Planner Sean Moss as a resource should you have specific questions regarding the application process. You must submit all questions by TODAY Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Are you ready to submit your Operating Permit Application and start a dispensary? We’ve helped countless of cannabis businesses secure permits in California and would be thrilled to help you do the same. Contact us today.