Agricultural Commissioner / Sealer of Weights & Measure

Industrial Hemp Cultivation in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County currently has a moratorium on the issuance of industrial hemp licenses.

On July 7, 2020, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved the Industrial Hemp Cultivation Ordinance that went into effect on August 7, 2020. Please refer to the PDF document for the requirements pertaining to cultivation of Hemp in San Joaquin County.

Ordinance No. 4557

Ordinance No. 4591

California's industrial hemp law can be found in Division 24 of the California Food and Agricultural Code (FAC). The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has also adopted regulations in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to registration, approved cultivars, sampling and testing, and destruction of noncompliant hemp crops. Information is available from CDFA's website at:

San Joaquin County Ordinance No. 4539 requires a license issued by the Agricultural Commissioner for the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Industrial Hemp License Application Click here to download

CDFA's industrial hemp forms for growers and/or seed breeders:

Registration Applications for Growers Click Here
Registration Applications for Seed Breeders Click Here
Pre-Harvested Report Form Click Here
Destruction Plant Form Click Here

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General information regarding industrial hemp can be found at the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) website. However, please note that, San Joaquin County local regulation of industrial hemp cultivation may differ from statements or information contained on the CDFA's website. Ultimately, the cultivation of industrial hemp within the unincorporated areas of San Joaquin County is governed by the ordinance identified above. The Agricultural Commissioner's Office will strive to provide the public with updates regarding any local regulation on this webpage. Thus, individuals are encouraged to visit this website routinely to remain informed about industrial hemp cultivation in San Joaquin County.