County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
Cannabis Licensing

The Cannabis Licensing Office will be closed on July 3 - 4, 2023.

Surprise inspections are also halted until further notice and will be conducted by appointment only. All site inspection will be limited to outdoor, hoop house and greenhouse cultivation operations. Inspections shall only be completed with a single designated point of contact, contact with additional site employees should be restricted to the maximum extent possible.

All visitors to the Cannabis Licensing Office are encouraged to email inquiries and requests for appointments to:

You may also call 831.454.3426 for time sensitive requests.

Welcome to Cannabis Licensing

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has enacted local legislation for licensing and regulating the cannabis industry in a manner which balances the needs of the industry and the consumers while protecting the environment and the health, safety and welfare of residents and businesses in the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. Use this portal for information on the multi-departmental implementation of the Cannabis Licensing Program.