2021 Renewal Period is Open for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Applicants

You are receiving this email because you are listed as a contact on Record No. LA-P-20-XXXXXX-R-APP which has active 2020 commercial cannabis temporary licenses. The 2021 license renewal period is open from September 2, 2020 to November 2, 2020.

Beginning on September 15, 2020, Licensees may submit updated information associated with the 2021 renewal process, as well as submit modification requests to update business contacts, remove commercial cannabis activities, relocate, and make other license modifications in the Accela platform. A 2021 renewal invoice will be generated once a Licensee submits all requested information associated with the renewal process and any modification requests through the Accela platform. Licensees that do not plan to make any changes to their record may request an invoice before September 15, 2020, by emailing DCRLicensing@lacity.org.

The renewal fee is $4,233 per Commercial Cannabis Activity. All renewal fees must be paid on or before November 2, 2020, or your 2020 Temporary Approval(s) will expire after 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2020. (Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) sec. 104.12(a).) All Licensees who allow their Temporary Approval(s) to expire will be required to cease operations and will not be allowed to engage in Commercial Cannabis Activity until a new application is submitted to DCR and a new Temporary Approval or License is issued.

Payments by check, money order and credit card can be made at any open Office of Finance location. Please note that the Office of Finance has limited hours and requires an appointment for cash payments over $1,000. Cash payment appointment requests may be via email to finance.csd.appt@laclty.org.

Renewal fees are non-refundable.

You must pay these renewal fees regardless of whether you also have outstanding tax payment(s) due to the Office of Finance; your payment will not be denied or rejected by the Office of Finance due to outstanding tax payment(s). Once your renewal fee is paid and your documents are submitted, DCR will review your renewal application. Payment of the renewal fee does not guarantee renewal.

Under LAMC Section 104.12(c), in order to receive a License renewal, a Licensee shall be in good standing with the requirements of LAMC and shall not be delinquent on any City tax or fee. A Licensee who has entered into a payment plan with the City's Office of Finance pursuant to LAMC Section 21.18 to pay all outstanding City-owed business taxes shall not be deemed delinquent on any city tax.

Please email DCRLicensing@lacity.org with any questions.

Kind regards,

Department of Cannabis Regulation