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Community Development and Services Agency

Kevin Mallen, Director

915 8th Street, Suite 123, Marysville, CA 95901

(530)749-5430  Fax: (530)749-5434


Marijuana Cultivation:

Urgency Ordinance No. 1542 addresses Marijuana Cultivation as a Public Nuisance and is codified as Chapter 7.40 of Title VII of the Yuba County Ordinance Code. This Urgency Ordinance repealing (Ord.#1538) and re-enacting Chapter 7.40, Marijuana Cultivation, of the Yuba County Ordinance Code, became effective on April 28, 2015.

 Click here to view the full Ordinance.

Summary Provisions of Urgency Ordinance #1542 adopted April 28, 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


 Link to Registration Application



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