The 3 FAQs below were posted to the City’s website today on 5/27/21. To see the full list of all FAQs, go to: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Faq.aspx?TID=77
May I submit more than one application?
Applicants possessing ownership interest of five percent (5%), or more, in a retail or microbusiness cannabis permit application shall be limited to submitting only one retail application during this initial application process. However, there will be no limitation on any other permit type which are permitted in the City (i.e., manufacturing, distribution, and testing labs).
Do you allow application stacking (more than one application submitted on one property)?
The City will only accept two retail or microbusiness application Zoning Verification Letters (ZVL) per property (APN). Every owner on the application will be required to complete the Ownership Acknowledgement form which will be provided on the City's website when application documents are released.
How much are cannabis permit application fees?
All applicants will be required to submit an initial non-refundable deposit of $8,844.00 for Phases I-III, however, any remaining balance not used resulting from an applicant not participating in any phase of the process will be returned. Reimbursements will not be processed until completion of Phase III. Anyone moving on to Phase IV will be required to submit payment for Phase IV after Phase III is completed.
Phase I: Determination of Eligibility $ 3,137
Phase II: Criteria Evaluation and Scoring $ 3,362
Phase III: Further Evaluation, Interview, and Scoring $ 2,345
Phase IV: City Manager’s Final Selection $ 1,482
Zoning Verification Letter Fee: $331.52 per site verification
Background check fee: $377.00 per individual
Appeal Fee: $3,178 per appeal
To view the City’s Cannabis Information webpage, go to: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/2015/Cannabis-Information