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How to renew your license

How to renew your license

  1. Wait for your renewal window to open
    You can renew your license starting 60 calendar days before it expires.  When the renewal window opens, an automated email will be sent to the email address on record for the licensee’s designated responsible party (DRP).
  2. Review and update your information
    Make sure all your information in the DCC licensing system is up-to-date. Check that your documents are current. Ownership and financial interest holder verification is required at the time of renewal. If changes have occurred, please use this form: Notification and Request to Modify a License Form (DCC-LIC-027).
  3. Gather your Gross Revenue documents
    During renewal, you will need to upload documentation demonstrating the licensee’s gross revenue for the 12-month period of expiring license. Acceptable documentation includes a state tax return filed with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration or a profit and loss statement. Note: Cultivators and Event Organizers are not required to submit the revenue documentation.
  4. Submit your license renewal and fee
    Your current license certificate shows the valid date range and expires after 11:59 PM PST on the date of expiration. To timely renew your license, a completed license renewal, including payment of renewal fee, must be submitted prior to expiration. Fee information can be found on the Application and License Fees page.
  5. Post your updated license
    Once your license is renewed, download your updated license certificate. Replace your old license certificate with your new one. Post it in a visible place where visitors to your facility can see it.

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How to apply for a license

Follow these steps and access resources needed to apply for a license.

Cultivation license change options

On March 11, 2024, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) adopted emergency regulations to implement Senate Bill 833.  Under the new regulations, eligible cultivation licensees can make certain changes  to their license.

Access the license portals

You can use the Department of Cannabis Control’s online licensing systems to apply for a license, renew a license, or change an existing license.