DCR Retail Store Front Application Process Explained

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on April 2, 2020


April 2, 2020: Los Angeles, CA

DCR RETAIL STORE FRONT APPLICATION PROCESS - & Non-Retail License in a business premises 30,000 Square Feet or Larger

  1. PUBLIC NOTICE - Once your application is confirmed complete, DCR will provide mailed notice to surrounding residents, business owners, neighborhood council, business improvement district, and City Council District. Applicants will be required to offer to appear.
  2. COMMUNITY MEETING & PRE-LICENSE INSPECTION - DCR will hold a community meeting and accept oral & written testimony. Following public notice DCR and LAFD will inspect your business for compliance.
  3. LICENSING DECISION - DCR may either deny issuance of the license or recommend issuance of the license to the Commission. DCR may deny issuance of a license for any reason specified in Section 104.06(a)(1) of the City’s Cannabis Procedures.
  4. COMMISSION HEARING - If DCR recommends issuance of a license, the Commission must hold a public hearing to decide whethher to issue the license or deny issuance for any reason specified in Section 104.06(a)(1). If denied by Commission, you may appeal the decision as provided under Section 104.06.

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