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Marijuana Licensing Fee Schedule

Office Closure Schedule

    The holiday closure schedule is approved in December for the following calendar year by the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners and outlines the days that La Plata County offices will be closed for business in observance of holidays.

    2014 OFFICE CLOSURE SCHEDULE
    New Year’s Day                                             January 1, 2016 (Friday)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                          January 18, 2016 (Monday)
    President’s Day                                             February 15, 2016 (Monday)
    Memorial Day                                                 May 30, 2016 (Monday
    Independence Day (observed)                   July 4, 2016 (Monday)
    Labor Day                                                       September 5, 2016 (Monday)
    Veterans Day                                                 November 11, 2016 (Friday)
    Thanksgiving Day                                         November 24 and 25, 2016 (Thursday and Friday)
    Christmas Eve                                            observed December 23, 2016
    (Friday)
    Christmas                                                  observed December 26, 2016 (Monday)
    New Year's Day      observed December 30, 2015 (Friday)

     

     

Commercial marijuana establishment - How can I apply for a license to operate a commercial marijuana establishment in La Plata County?

    Review the Marijuana Licensing Information Sheet for general information about the licensing process.  Visit the Licensing page for more information.

    Medical Marijuana Establishments:  Those individuals who wish to apply for a license to operate a medical marijuana center, medical marijuana optional premises cultivation facility or a medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility must submit an application and checklist to our local licensing authority.  The licensing authority is a three-person panel that reviews and either approves or denies applications based on criteria set forth in Chapter 7 of the La Plata County Code.

    To set up a pre-application meeting, please contact the Building Department at (970) 382-6250.

    Retail Marijuana Establishments: According to state regulations, all applications for a license to operate a retail marijuana establishment must begin at the State level (La Plata County can only accept initial applications forwarded from the State of Colorado). 

    Once an initial application is received, the applicant will be contacted and will be required to submit a supplemental application and checklist to our local licensing with additional information.   The licensing authority is a three-person panel that reviews and either approves or denies applications based on criteria set forth in Chapter 7 of the La Plata County Code.

    Note:  To be eligible for issuance of a license to operate a medical or retail marijuana establishment, all owners must have been Colorado residents for at least 2 years prior to the application date.

     

Business License - Do I need a business license?

    Business licenses are not required in the unicorporated areas of the county; however, land use permission is required. For additional information about land use permits, call the Planning Department at (970) 382-6263. For businesses in the local municipalities (Bayfield, Durango, or Ignacio) click here.

    Doing Business in La Plata County

County Code - How do I access the County Code?

    The La Plata County Code is a compilation of all county ordinances and resolutions of a general and permanent nature. The link to the County Code is available here, select La Plata County Code.

Liquor License - Who do I contact to apply for a liquor license?

    Liquor licenses must be obtained for events at which alcoholic beverages will be served or sold.  Licensing information for liquor sales in La Plata County, outside city or town limits, can be found on the liquor license page.