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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

e-mail: CDSA@co.yuba.ca.us




Marijuana Cultivation:

Ordinance No. 1522 addresses Marijuana Cultivation as a Public Nuisance and is Chapter 7.40 of Title VII of the Yuba County Ordinance Code. This Ordinance is effective January 17, 2013.

Click here to view Ordinance  Chapter 7.40

YCOC Chapter 7.40 – Marijuana Cultivation

Summary of Ordinance # 1522 adopted December 18, 2012

  • ·    All parcels with marijuana cultivation must have a legally established residence that is occupied by a qualified patient or primary care giver who is cultivating at least one of the plants on the parcel. (per 7.40.300)

  • ·    All cultivation must be screened from public view and secured so as to not be accessible to a minor (under the age of 18). (per 7.40.200)

  • ·    All outdoor cultivation shall occur in a single area on a parcel outside of the parcel’s property line setback requirements.  There is no size limitation on the cultivation area however it is the cultivator’s responsibility to minimize the potential nuisance by locating the cultivation as far away as possible from neighboring residences. (per 7.40.320)

  • ·    Indoor cultivation shall occur in a single area within a legally permitted structure (can be within more than one structure on a parcel).  (per 7.40.310)

  • ·    Combination of all indoor and outdoor cultivation shall not exceed parcel maximums; except where a parcel has multiple legally established residences, each secondary residence which has no more than 6 plants within it will not count against the parcel maximum. (per 7.40.300)

  • ·    All indoor cultivation that occurs within the residence shall not contain more than 6 plants and occupy more than 100 square feet of space. (per 7.40.310)

 

 

Parcels less than 1 acre in size

Parcels at least 1 acre but less than 5 acres in size

Parcels at least 5 acres but less than 20 acres in size

Parcels 20 acres or more in size

Total number of plants cultivated on a parcel

 

18

 

30

 

60

 

99

Of total, maximum number of mature plants

 

12 (only 6 of the 12 outdoor)

 

18

 

36

 

60

Of total, maximum number of plants within the residence

 

6

 

6

 

6

 

6

Outdoor cultivation setback from property line

 

10’

 

50’

 

100’

 

200’

Outdoor cultivation setback from schools, etc.

 

300’

 

600’

 

1,000’

 

1,000’

Outdoor cultivation fencing requirement

Minimum 6’ tall solid fence with locking gate

Minimum 6’ tall solid fence with locking gate

Minimum 6’ tall solid fence or chain link fence (plus vegetation or topography screening) with locking gate

Minimum 6’ tall solid fence or chain link fence (plus vegetation or topography screening) with locking gate


Download Summary of Ordinance # 1522 here: Summary
 

 

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