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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:

Ordinance No. 1538 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 March 10, 2015.

Click here to view Ordinance No. 1538. Chapter 7.40

An ordinance repealing and re-enacting as amended Chapter 7.40 Marijuana Cultivation

YCOC Chapter 7.40 – Marijuana Cultivation

Summary of Ordinance #1538 adopted March 10, 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