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Application Processing

What you need to know about commercial cannabis

Application Requirements

Application will not be accepted without all of the following

  • Application
  • Zoning Verification (Section A)
  • Business Plan (Section B)
  • Labor & Local Enterprise Plan (Section C)
  • Neighborhood Compatibility Plan (Section D)
  • Safety Plan (Section E)
  • Security Plan (Section F)

Attach the reports above to the application.  For explanation about the information required under each category, see the Application Procedures handout.

Deposit of the $89,463 must be made by a certified check, cashier’s check or money order made payable to the City of Moreno Valley. Please note, the City will not accept cash or credit cards and application fees are non-refundable however, any remaining balance not used from the deposit resulting in the Applicant not participating in any phase of the process will be returned to the Applicant as defined in the Application Procedures.

Availability of Permits

There are a limited number of available Commercial Cannabis Regulatory Permits (CCRPs). The remaining available CCRPs are as follows:

Category Limit-Resolution
2022-74
Issued/Under Review Remaining
Retail 25 25 0
Testing 0 0 0
Cultivation 4 4 0
Microbusiness 7 7 0
Distribution 2 2 0
Manufacturer 1 1 0
Total 39 39 0

Application Processing

The City will be accepting applications beginning at 7:30AM on December 2, 2020. The completed applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. All required documents with original signatures must be hand delivered to City Hall located at 14177 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92552. In order to submit an application, the following must be received for the submittal to be deemed complete:

  1. Applicant must submit a completed application. Application Procedures and requirements can be found here. All applications must be originals. Telegraphic, telephonic, and electronic mail applications will not be accepted.
  2. Proof of landowner approval pursuant to Municipal Code Section 5.05.035 and as detailed in the Application Procedures.
  3. All applicants will be required to submit a deposit of $89,463, which may be held on deposit for up to one year. Deposit account will be charged for City fees, staff time and the Consultant’s time for reviewing applications and administrating the application process as shown in the table below. Applicants are advised that they may be required to pay additional amounts as required for the City’s completion of the application review process. Additional details can be found in the fee section of the Application Procedures.
    1. Deposit of the $89,463 must be made by a certified check, cashier’s check or money order made payable to the City of Moreno Valley. Please note, the City will not accept cash or credit cards and application fees are non-refundable however, any remaining balance not used from the deposit resulting in the Applicant not participating in any phase of the process will be returned to the Applicant as defined in the Application Procedures.
       
    2. Application Fee  $    9,551
      Interview Fee  $    1,556
      Annual Permit Fee  $  58,356
      Annual Community Benefit Fee  $  20,000

Please note the completed applications as described above will be date and time stamped when received and processed in order of receipt. The applications equal to the remaining permits above in each category will be processed and evaluated first. All other applications may be held for a period of one year in order to allow time for the previous applicants to meet all of the various conditions of approval.  If an applicant cannot meet the conditions of approval to become operational, then the next applicant in the sequence will be contacted to start the application evaluation process.

An applicant on the waiting list can request to withdraw their application and any remaining deposit will be refunded. This effectively removes the applicant from the waiting list.  If they choose to reapply, the new submittal date will be used as to determine placement on the waiting list.

Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to learn more. If you have additional questions, email cannabispermit@moval.org.