Local Municipal Authorities

Notice to Local Government Authorities
The LCB sends a notice to cities and counties, tribal governments, and port authorities when there are new cannabis applications within their jurisdiction.

The local jurisdiction has 20 days to respond to the notice with an approval, objection or no response.

The LCB may issue a license over the objection of the local authority. However, having an LCB-issued license does not mean you will be allowed to operate your business in that area. The local government may prohibit or restrict cannabis businesses within their boundaries. It is important that you verify local level requirements, and consider them when searching for a location.  Some of the most common considerations include:

  • Business licensing
  • Zoning and land use
  • Permits
  • Local ordinances

The links below go to city and county websites where you can find information about the jurisdictions:

Related Rules: WAC 314-55-020



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