Commercial Cannabis Activity Permit

The City Council revised the Resolution 167-29 on 1-18-17 authorizing the permitting of certain commercial medical cannabis activities within the Medical Cannabis Innovation Zone. This permit is referred to as the Commercial Cannabis Activity Permit (CCAP).

The City began accepting CCAP applications on April 1, 2016. This permit requires: coordination, compliance review, and approvals from six different City departments. The permitting process is managed by the CCAP Processor and staff.

Below you will find information about the CCAP, the application process, a full application package, and additional helpful info.  
Applications are accepted at the front counter for the Building Division and Planning Division

Applicants may call the City's CCAP specialist, Edie Rosen, at 707-825-2137 for answers about obtaining a permit or status updates on existing applications. She is generally available Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.

Contact Us

  1. Commercial Cannabis Activity Permits

    Edie Rosen, Permit & Code Technician
    Contact the Department

    Arcata City Hall
    736 F Street
    Arcata, CA 95521

    Phone: 707-825-2137
    Fax: 707-825-2029


    (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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