Permits & Compliance

Welcome to the City of Adelanto’s Online Permit Center

The Planning Division functions as the professional and technical adviser to the Planning Commission and City Council on policy matters and issues concerning the physical development of the community.

The Planning Division is the principal office responsible for processing land use applications such as Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Tract / Parcel Maps, Temporary Use Permits, Location and Development Plans, Sign Permits, and Home Occupation Permits. The Division is also a necessary step in the Business Licenses application process.

All new development or modification/upgrade to existing commercial, industrial, or residential structures must be reviewed for conformance to the Development Code, and the City's General Plan, before that construction may begin. Planning works with other City divisions, such as Building and Safety, Fire and Engineering, as well as other governmental agencies, to ensure new development has adequate infrastructure and services. Planning also provides zoning and land use regulation information to the general public.

For more information on zoning and land use regulations please visit Chapter 17 in the City of Municipal Code.


Planning and Code Staff: 

Animal Services - Jerry S 760-246-2300 ex.13087

Building & Safety - Jennifer F 760-246-2300 ex.11181

Engineering & Utilities - Nyesha B 760-246-2300 ex.11143

Planning & Cannabis - Nyeka A 760-246-2300 ex.11189

Permit and Compliance Guide

Camino Permit Page

UPDATE: Cannabis Excise Tax Due Dates (Based on City's Fiscal Year)

Effective November 1, 2020, tax remittance forms and payments are due quarterly.
Quarter Reporting Period Period End Date Due Date
3rd Quarter January-March March 31 April 30
4th Quarter April-June June 30 July 31
1st Quarter July-September September 30 October 31
2nd Quarter October-December December 31 January 31
Key Areas of Cannabis Compliance

Note: Failure to comply with Adelanto Municipal Code will result in the revocation of local and State permits.

Excise Tax Returns are a requirement for all active cannabis operations within the City of Adelanto. Returns with payment are required to be submitted by the 15th of each month following the month of activity. Tax forms can be downloaded using the following links:

Retail & Special Events 3% EFFECTIVE 11/1/2020
Cultivation & Nursery Square Footage Calculation Tax Return
Manufacturing, Distribution & Testing Gross Receipts Tax Return 3% EFFECTIVE 11/1/2020
Non-Storefront Delivery Tax Return 3% EFFECTIVE 11/1/2020

All cannabis permits are to be renewed annually. Please make an appointment with the Planning Department ( to submit your renewal application.
Please download an application using the following link:
Cannabis Permit Renewal Application

Business licenses are to be renewed annually. You should receive an email reminder to renew. If you do not already have a Business License with the City of Adelanto, please download the application here:
Business License Application

You must have a Certificate of Occupancy to begin your cannabis operation. If you have any questions regarding your business Certificate of Occupancy, please contact
Now that you're operating, what happens next? 

1. Pay quarterly cannabis excise taxes
2. Renew permit annually
3. Renew business license annually
4. Maintain a good relationship with City compliance staff
5. Comply with annual audit requirements and requests for information
Approved Cannabis Excise Tax Ordinance
Ordinance 601 

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Cannabis Compliance Contact: Jaimie Lewis, MPA Email: Direct: ( 760) 780-8189

Jaimie Lewis

The City of Adelanto's GIS Map is now available for self verification!


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Cannabis Event One sheet

Adelanto cannabis event requirements one sheet