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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Zoning Verification Letter - File by July 26, 2021

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Reminder: Because Zoning Verification Letters (ZVL) take 10 working days for the City to process, to ensure a timely return of your processed ZVL in order to submit it with your completed cannabis application, you should file the request for a ZVL with the City by today, July 26, 2021.

Applicants will be required to obtain a Zoning Verification Letter (ZVL) from the Community Development Department as part of the selection process. The letter will verify if the submitted site is eligible for a Cannabis Business Permit for the type of license they are applying for as permitted in SBMC Section 24.105.200. All locations shall be subject to a ZVL to confirm that the proposed location is properly zoned and meets all the minimum sensitive buffer requirements. Please be advised that the City will only accept up to two ZVL per property (APN). Once it receives the maximum number for each location it will no longer accept requests to review them. When requesting a ZVL, the applicant will need to show that it either owns the property, signed a lease agreement, or received a Letter of Intention to Lease from the property owner.

ZVL requires a request submitted to the Community Development Department through the web portal at: The application type is “Permit Application”. ZVL will not be completed over the counter in order to allow for research and review. The review process typically takes approximately ten (10) working days.

For more information go to the City's Cannabis Information webpage:

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