Industrial Hemp

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The Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner's Office is now accepting applications for Industrial Hemp Cultivation. California law requires that all growers and breeders of industrial hemp register with the county agricultural commissioner prior to cultivation. California requirements for industrial hemp cultivation can be found in Division 24 of the California Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) and in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). It is important to understand the cultivation requirements outlined in the laws and regulations. Information is available from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) website at:  CDFA Industrial Hemp.

Sacramento County Code requires a license to cultivate industrial hemp in the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. Sacramento County Code regarding hemp cultivation places additional restrictions on industrial hemp cultivation above state requirements. Information is available at: Sacramento County Industrial Hemp Ordinance.

Licensing procedures and guidance have been outlined in the link below concerning the steps, information, and documents needed to apply for an industrial hemp cultivation license in Sacramento County. This is guidance only and is dependent on each applicant's particular situation.

​Sacramento County Licensing Packet:

​​​​Prior to the Industrial Hemp Cultivation License approval, the grower and/or breeder shall agree to a Sacramento​ County Industrial Hemp Compliance Agreement.

Additional Resources:

Contact: As with any new program, we anticipate there will be many questions.  Please feel free to contact our office if we can provide any assistance or clarification.​

Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures
4137 Branch Center Road (Map)
Sacramento, CA 95827​
916-875-6603 or Email:​agcomm@s​ 

Office Hour​s:

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed from noon - 1 p.m.)​