Cannabis Industry Tax

On June 6, 2017, the voters of Santa Rosa approved Measure D, implementing a Cannabis Business Tax for the City of Santa Rosa. 

The tax ordinance adopted by the City authorizes a cannabis business tax in the City of Santa Rosa on cultivation up to $25 per square foot (annually adjusted by CPI) or 8% of gross receipts, and on other cannabis businesses up to 8% of gross receipts, to maintain financial stability for city services such as addressing cannabis industry impacts, public safety, affordable housing, and youth programs.  

 2017/2018 Tax Rates
 (set by Council Resolution 2017-035)
 Cultivation 2% of gross receipts or $5.00 per square foot.
 Manufacturing 1% of gross receipts
 Distribution 0%
 Retail (Dispensary) Medical 0% 
 Retail (Dispensary) Adult Use 3%


Tax Schedule

    2017 3rd Quarter:  July 1 - September 30    (Tax due October 31, 2017)
    2017 4th Quarter:  October 1 - December 31  (Tax Due January 31, 2018)
    2018 1st Quarter: January 1 - March 31 (Tax Due April 30, 2018)
    2018 2nd Quarter: April 1 - June 30 (Tax Due July 31, 2018)

Tax Forms


Backgound Information on the Cannabis Business Tax and Measure D