Lake County Industrial Hemp Permit Bond

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Bond Penalty: $5,000 or more based on acreage

Pursuant Hemp Ordinance 3087, Lake County has established regulations and standards for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the unincorporated areas of the county. A Lake County industrial hemp permit bond one of the requirements among other rules promulgated by the county authority. Per Sec. 3.63, "All commercial growers of industrial hemp must obtain a Lake County Industrial Hemp Permit from the County Agriculture Department prior to receiving a State Industrial Hemp Registration."

The Lake County industrial hemp bond is a compliance obligation however a close read of the underlying code guaranteed by the surety bond includes an operator's duty to destroy waste hemp and byproducts in a manner consistent with the county agricultural commissioner's instructions. The hemp permit bond must be issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of California. The bond penalty must comply with the following formula:

  • Five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for cultivation less than ten (10) acres.
  • Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) for cultivation of more than or equal to ten (10) acres.
  • An additional one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per acre of industrial hemp surety bond penalty for cultivation sites equal to or larger than twenty-five (25) acres.

Application materials, the Lake County industrial hemp bond and license fee must be submitted to the Agricultural Commissioner:

Department of Agriculture
Department of Weights & Measures
883 Lakeport Boulevard
Lakeport CA 95453

Applying for an industrial hemp surety bond should be accomplished through a surety bond underwriter with knowledge and experience with the agricultural industry and more specifically cannabis and hemp operations. California surety bond leader, Surety One, Inc. offers both the surety and fidelity bonds needed by farm trade professionals and hemp cultivators in every state where required. Questions about an industrial hemp bond? Call us at (800) 373-2804, email us at or click here for live chat. Industrial hemp and CBD product legalization is creating new economic opportunities for farmers and agricultural product intermediaries. We are available to help you understand the Lake County industrial hemp permit bond process.

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