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  • CARLSBAD, CA 92008
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BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION FORM

BUSINESS INFORMATION

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ADDITIONAL HOME BASED BUSINESS LICENSE INFORMATION

The following information MUST be provided if home based business

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HOME BASED BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS (Excerpt from Carlsbad Municipal Code-Title 21)

Home occupations are allowed which are not disruptive to the residential character of the neighborhood and which are subject to the following conditions:
  1. Home occupations shall be conducted as a secondary use by a resident or residents of the premises.
  2. No employees shall be employed on the premises.
  3. All home occupation activities shall be conducted entirely within the residential structure, except for permitted agricultural or horticultural uses.
  4. There shall be no external alteration of appearance of the residential structure which would reflect the existence of the home occupation.
  5. No storage of materials, goods, equipment, or stock in trade shall be permitted where visible from the exterior of the property. No deliveries or pickups by heavy-duty commercial vehicles shall be permitted.
  6. Sale of goods or services shall not be conducted on the property, except for agricultural goods grown on the premises. This provision shall not be construed to prohibit taking orders for sale where delivery of goods or performance of services does not occur on the property.
  7. The home occupation shall not cause any external effect which is inconsistent with the residential zone or disrupts the neighborhood, including but not limited to, noise from equipment, traffic, lighting, offensive odor, or electrical interference.
  8. No advertising, signs, or displays of any kind indicating the existence of the home occupation shall be permitted on the premises.
  9. The home occupation shall not cause the elimination of required off-street parking.
  10. The home occupation may not utilize an area greater than 20% of the combined total floor area of all on-site structures.
  11. A City Business License is required for the conduct of a home occupation.

TAX & LICENSING INFORMATION

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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Cannabis and CBD Products Addendum

Please be advised that commercial cannabis activity is not permitted in the City of Carlsbad pursuant to Carlsbad Municipal Code (“CMC”) section 8.90. “Commercial cannabis activity” is defined in CMC section 8.90.020 as:

any cultivation, possession, manufacture, distribution, processing, storing,laboratory testing, packaging, labeling, transportation, distribution, delivery, orsale of cannabis requiring a license from the State under Division 10 of theCalifornia Business and Professions Code, whether or not carried on for profit andincluding medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives, except as approved by theU.S. Drug Enforcement Administration or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Cannabis" does not include industrial hemp, as defined in California Health and Safety Code section 11018.5. Additionally, industrial hemp produced in the United States is legal pursuant to the 2018 Farm Bill. However, FDA regulations (21 C.F.R. 1308.35) prohibit industrial hemp-based cannabinol ("CBD") products intended for human or animal consumption. Carlsbad’s business licensing ordinance requires compliance with all state and federal laws (CMC section 5.04.160). Therefore, the City of Carlsbad only permits commercial activity involving industrial hemp products, such as CBD products derived from industrial hemp, under the condition that products are solely for topical use (i.e., balms, creams, oils).

If any facet of your business involves industrial hemp-based CBD products, including but not limited to the manufacture, sale, distribution, delivery, transportation, processing, storing, testing, packaging or labeling of CBD products, the city reserves the right to conduct independent laboratory testing to verify that such CBD products have a THC concentration of 0.3% or less pursuant to federal law. The business entity will be responsible for reimbursing the city for the costs of such testing, including shipping costs and the cost of the product to be tested.




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