Welcome to the WATER BOARDS CANNABIS CULTIVATION PROGRAMS PORTAL!
Please register or log in to do one of the following:
- Cannabis Small Irrigation Use Registration (SIUR): File for a SIUR water right.
- Division of Water Rights - Cannabis Compliance Response Portal: Provide information in response to a Notice of Violation submitted by the State Water Board's Division of Water Rights.
- Cannabis General Order: Apply for coverage under the General Waste Discharge Requirements and Wavier of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated with Cannabis Cultivation Activities.
- Fully Contained Spring Exemption Report: Submit a Fully Contained Spring Report as part of your request for a Fully Contained Spring Exemption.
You can access each application/submission type after you register. Only complete the applications required for your situation.
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New! Division of Water Rights - Cannabis Compliance Response Portal
The Cannabis Compliance Response Portal was developed by the State Water Board Division of Water Rights for individuals who were recently contacted by the State Water Board regarding cannabis cultivation activities. The Portal allows individuals to provide information in response to a notice received and potentially avoid additional monetary penalties for continued non-compliance. If you have not received a notice of violation from the Division of Water Rights you are not required to fill out this survey.
New! Update for Onstream Reservoirs/Ponds
The draft Cannabis Policy update, if approved, will allow you to obtain an SIUR for certain onstream ponds. Click here for more information on the proposed Cannabis Policy changes, including how and when to submit your application.
An amendment to the Cannabis Policy is currently being proposed that would allow certain existing (constructed prior to October 2016) onstream reservoirs to be used for cannabis cultivation, with Division of Water Rights and Department of Fish and Wildlife approvals. Currently, the Cannabis Policy prohibits issuance of Cannabis SIURs for onstream storage reservoirs. While not all existing reservoirs will be eligible, the proposed criteria may be found in the Cannabis Policy draft amendment Attachment A, page 44, Terms 79 and 80.
In late December 2018, the Cannabis Application Portal will be updated to allow for filing of water right registrations associated with onstream reservoirs. However, the Division of Water Rights will not be able to issue any Cannabis SIUR certificates for onstream reservoirs until the Cannabis Policy amendment is adopted by the State Water Board and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, anticipated to be April 2019.
Please review this Fact Sheet for a description of onstream reservoirs.
Additional information and filing fees may also be required to complete the Cannabis SIUR filing process.
Please contact the Cannabis Registration Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the submittal process. Please contact the Cannabis Policy section at CannabisWR@waterboards.ca.gov with any questions about the proposed Cannabis Policy amendments.
Please make sure you have the following items before beginning the application. Download a printable version of the checklist here.
Frequently Asked Questions
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For additional information regarding the Cannabis General Order, please visit Cannabis General Order.
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For additional information about the Small Irrigation Use Registration for Cannabis Cultivation, please visit Cannabis Water Rights.
To learn more about the Cannabis Policy, please visit Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation.
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