Phase One Application and Information
The Permit Application period for Retail Dispensary Commercial Cannabis Businesses for Phase One is now closed.
There is no filing deadline for Non-Retail Commercial Cannabis Permit Applications.
Phase One - Submittal Requirements
Prior to submitting your permit application, each applicant and any listed interested party need to apply for a Live Scan background check. To begin the process, applicants and interested parties need to read the Cannabis Permit Background Process (PDF) and complete and submit the Cannabis Permit Background Application (PDF) to Modesto Police Department at 600 10th Street.
After this application has been processed, then you will receive a Request for Live Scan Services form from Modesto Police Department. At that time, you can either schedule an appointment with Modesto Police Department to complete the Live Scan or visit other Live Scan background service providers. Visit the California Department of Justice website for a list of Live Scan service providers in Stanislaus County.
Important: Any documentation received by Modesto Police Department in regards to the Live Scan needs to be attached to your Permit Application.
Permit Application and Fee
Once the Cannabis Permit Background Process with Modesto Police Department and the Live Scan (fingerprinting) process has begun, you will need to fill out the appropriate application below, depending on whether you are applying for a retail cannabis business or a non-retail business. View the Commercial Cannabis Permit Application General Information (PDF) for further information.
- Phase One Non-Retail Commercial Cannabis Permit Application (PDF)- Use this application if you are applying for a permit for any Cannabis business in the City of Modesto other than retail.
- Phase One Retail Dispensary Commercial Cannabis Permit Application (PDF) - Use this application if you are applying for a permit for a retail cannabis business in the City of Modesto.
- Permit Application Fee Schedule
Submit your Permit Application
If you have met all Phase One Permit Application submittal requirements, bring your completed Phase One Permit Application, background check receipt and permit application fee payment to:
City of Modesto Planning Division
1010 Tenth Street, Suite 3300, Modesto, CA 95354.
Public hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday except Holidays.