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Ordinance 1538

Summary of Ordinance #1538 adopted March 10, 2015

• Marijuana can only be cultivated on a parcel that has a legally established and permitted dwelling/residence
• Outdoor cultivation and cultivation within any dwelling/residence is prohibited
• Cultivation of more than 12 plants is prohibited. 12 plants is the maximum number of marijuana plants per parcel regardless of parcel size
• There is no distinction between a mature or an immature marijuana plant
• Cultivation of marijuana shall be contained within a building that is accessory to a dwelling/residence
• The accessory building, regardless of size, shall be permitted with the Building Department
• The accessory building shall be equipped with an odor and moisture filtration system
• Any person who intends to cultivate marijuana shall submit an application for registration to Yuba County Code Enforcement and shall receive approval including a registration number prior to cultivating marijuana
• Active Code Enforcement violations will have to be corrected prior to registration approval and the cultivation of marijuana
• Any person who intends to cultivate marijuana on a parcel who is not the owner of the parcel/property where marijuana is intended to be grown shall submit a notarized letter of consent from the property owner prior to cultivating medical marijuana – consent will be collected along with the registration application

Yuba County Links - Code Enforcement Home Page - Summary page describes Ordinance 1538 - Ordinance 1538 in detail - MJ Cultivation application form - General complaint instructions - File a complaint electronically