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Agricultural Division

Fees

Effective July 1, 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the fee schedule, please contact the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures at (707) 565-2371.

Fully Burdened Hourly Rate - Agricultural Division Staff

Service Rates
At cost fee - ¼ hour minimum $ 225

Cannabis Zoning Permit Application Fees

Services Rates
Cottage Outdoor1 $ 1,799
Specialty Outdoor1 $ 1,708
Small Outdoor1 $ 2,483
Renewals at Staff Hourly Rate (Pass through fees not included) $ 225
Annual Site Monitoring Fee (Cottage, Specialty, and Small) $ 534

Cannabis Zoning Other Charges

Services Rates
Technology Enhancement Fee (Cottage, Specialty)2 $ 18
Technology Enhancement Fee (Small)2 $ 36
CEQA Notice of Exemption Recording Fee3 $ 50
Northwest Information Center Cultural Resource Inventory Review $ 75

Includes 1 permit application review and 1 site inspection in conjunction with permit and site review.

Technology enhancement fee set by Permit Sonoma.

CEQA Notice of Exemption recording fee set by the Sonoma County Recorder.

Total permit cost includes application fee plus applicable other charges.

Any additional time billed at the Agricultural Division hourly rate of $225 (¼ hour minimum charge).

A complete application for renewal must be submitted prior to the expiration date of the current permit.

Applications for permit renewal may be administratively approved by the agency having jurisdiction provided there are no outstanding violations related to health, safety, land use, or tax.

Renewal Application: Cannabis Cultivation Renewal Application (PDF: 212kB)

Cannabis Cultivation Miscellaneous Fees Including Site Monitoring for Permit Sonoma Sites

Services Rates
Re-Inspections and/or Re-reviews at Staff Hourly Rate $ 225
Canopy Visit Verification / Crop Loss Inspections at Staff Hourly Rate $ 225
Indoor/Mixed Light Cultivation, Indoor Nursery $ 630
Outdoor Cultivation: Cottage & Specialty $ 630
Outdoor Cultivation: Small $ 630
Outdoor Cultivation: Medium and Outdoor Nursery $ 891

Cannabis Cultivation Other Charges

Services Rates
Technology Enhancement Fee (Cottage, Specialty)1 $ 18
Technology Enhancement Fee (Small)1 $ 36
CEQA Notice of Exemption Recording Fee2 $ 50

1 Technology enhancement fee set by Permit Sonoma.

2 CEQA Notice of Exemption recording fee set by the Sonoma County Recorder.

Copies

Services Rates
A charge for all hours associated with recovery/manipulation of data $ 225

Direct Marketing Program

Services  Rates
Certified Producer's Certificate $ 76
Certified Producer Certificate Amendment $ 39
Embossed Copy/Copy of CPC after first two copies (See copy fees above) $ 0.35
Certified Farmers' Market Application/Certificate $ 112

Farm Labor Contractor

Service Rates
County Registration $ 42

Hazardous Materials Program

Services Rates
Hazardous Material Range 6 $ 186
Hazardous Material Range 7 $ 306
Hazardous Waste Program (<325 gals waste/year) $ 178
Hazardous Waste Program (>325 gals waste/year) $ 244

Hazardous Materials Program Other Charges

Services Rates
State Surcharge $   84
Technology Fee $   11

Hemp - County Ordinance

Services Rates
Registration $ 926

Hemp - County Ordinance Other Charges

Services Rates
Technology Enhancement Fee1 $  18

1 Technology enhancement fee set by Permit Sonoma.

Miscellaneous

Services Rates
Grower Workshop: Pre-Registration $  18
Grower Workshop: Registration at the door $  25

Miscellaneous Other Charges

Services Rates
CDFA Administrative Service Fee for Master Permits* $ 125

*This is an annual state fee that must be paid directly to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) by sending a check by January 31st of each year to CDFA to Cashier, CDFA, P.O. Box 942872, Sacramento, CA 94271-2872

Pest Control Operators

Services Rates
Agricultural Pest Control Operator - Registration $ 92
Agricultural Aircraft Pilot (in county) - Registration $ 10
Agricultural Aircraft Pilot (out of county) - Registration $   5
Pest Control Advisor (PCA) (in county) - Registration $ 10
Pest Control Advisor (PCA) (out of county) - Registration $   5
Maintenance Gardener Pest Control - Registration $ 25
Branch I Structural Pest Control Operator (Operators/Field Representatives) - Registration $ 25
Branch II and III Pest Control Operators (General) - Registration $ 10
Register Additional Structural Pest Control Operators, Field Representatives, and Branch Offices $ 10
Structural Test $ 15

Phytosanitary Certificate/Certificate of Quarantine Compliance (CQC)

Services Rates
State Phyto Certificate (Individual) $ 17
State Phyto Certificate (Individual) – in Santa Rosa Office $   9
State Phyto Certificate (additional cert for the same visit) $ 12
State Phyto Certificate (additional cert for the same visit) – in Santa Rosa Office $   6
Federal Phyto Certificate (Individual) $ 66
Federal Phyto Certificate (Individual) – in Santa Rosa Office $ 33
Certificate of Quarantine Compliance (Individual)  $ 17
Certificate of Quarantine Compliance (Individual) – in Santa Rosa Office $  9
Certificate of Quarantine Compliance (additional cert for the same visit) $ 12
Certificate of Quarantine Compliance (additional cert for the same visit) – in Santa Rosa Office $   6

Phytosanitary Certificate/Certificate of Quarantine Compliance (CQC) Other Charges

Services Rates
CDFA Administrative Service Fee for All Individual Phytosanitary Certificates* $ 5.30
USDA Administrative Fee for a Federal Phytosanitary Certificate** $   6

More information about these state fees »

*This is a state fee that is paid directly to the California Department of Food and Agriculture through the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT); this fee must be paid before a Phytosanitary Certificate will be issued.

**This is a federal fee that is paid directly to the United States Department of Agriculture through the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT); this fee must be paid before a Phytosanitary certificate will be issued.