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These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available to address any questions you may have regarding the allowance of Commercial Cannabis Activities in the unincorporated area of Stanislaus County. Please review the FAQ prior to contacting County staff. You may e-mail additional questions to

Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial Cannabis Registration forms can be found on-line at the Stanislaus County Cannabis Home Page or in person at the Treasurer Tax Collector’s Office, located at 1010 10th Street Suite 2500 (Second Floor), in Modesto.
Commercial Cannabis Registration forms must be submitted in person at the Treasurer Tax Collector’s Office, located at 1010 10th Street Suite 2500 (Second Floor), in Modesto. Registration forms will be accepted from October 2, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. through October 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. No incomplete or late Registration Forms will be accepted.
The Treasurer Tax Collector’s Office is located at 1010 10th Street Suite 2500 (Second Floor), in Modesto.
Assessor Parcel Numbers for your property, size of the property, and zoning designation may be found on the Stanislaus County GIS Site.
No. A specific property must be identified. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Review the Commercial Cannabis Permitting Staff Recommendations. As stated in our registration application instructions all property owners and all applicants must sign the registration form and submit a background investigation questionnaire. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The registration application is per property. We will be looking at the property specifically as well as the applicant and the owners of the property as part of the review. Therefore, we will not allow substitution of the property. If you have more than one property you have an interest in, you may submit additional registration applications.
Yes, both the registration form and the Pre-Background Screening Interview Questionnaire is required to be completed and signed by each property owner and/or applicant.
Yes, the Commercial Cannabis Registration Form must include the names and signatures of all property owners and applicants.
The background investigation questionnaire and registration form need original signatures and all parties signing the registration application need to submit a background questionnaire at the time the registration application is submitted.
At this time there are no residency requirements. Our Board will consider a regulatory ordinance and zoning amendments on December 5, 2017. Staff is currently researching residency issues and may recommend that the Board of Supervisors consider adoption of state and county residency requirements to be included in our regulatory ordinance.
A complete Commercial Cannabis Registration form must be submitted with a $4,359 non-refundable deposit submitted to the Treasurer/Tax Collectors Office. Additional fees will be charged as your application proceeds through the process. The total amount of fees is not known and we don't have an estimate at this time. The majority of processing fees are "at cost", meaning that all the county's staff time, etc., expended in processing your application will be charged to you. So, if you have a simple application, it could in theory cost you less to process than a complicated application. Your total costs will depend on your specific circumstances. The $4,359 deposit fee will count toward additional application costs.
Yes, the background investigation questionnaire changed on Friday, October 6. It is now a simpler two page document. Please download the new form and submit it with your registration.
No, a separate Commercial Cannabis Registration Form is required for each property/location. The property shall be identified by a single Assessor Parcel Number (APN) and single site address.
No supporting documents are required or accepted with the Commercial Cannabis Registration Application.
Yes, multiple registration forms can be submitted for the same property. Ex: When a building has multiple suites and two separate applicants want to submit two separate registration forms for separate suites.

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