What is involved with a Live Scan criminal history check?

The Live Scan process involves submitting fingerprints to the DOJ, which will review for criminal offender record information (CORI). CORI reports will be provided to the City of Watsonville for the sole purpose of determining eligibility for operating a cannabis facility. Those who do not meet criminal history eligibility requirements will be disqualified.

To download a request for Live Scan form, please click here.

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1. Is there a limit on the number of facilities allowed in the City?
2. How many permits are available at this time?
3. Do I need to make an appointment to submit my application?
4. What form of payment will the City accept?
5. Where do I mail my completed application?
6. I do not want to send my application through the mail. Is there a more secure way to submit my application?
7. Are there separation requirements for cannabis facilities from residential and other uses?
8. How do I find out if a potential business location meets the ordinance requirements?
9. Is there a map showing potentially eligible sites?
10. What is the application process for a cannabis facility?
11. Can I apply for a cannabis permit at anytime?
12. Do all owners, managers and employees need a criminal background check?
13. How is the background check conducted?
14. Do all owners, managers and employees need to obtain an identification badge?
15. What is involved with a Live Scan criminal history check?
16. How do I obtain an identification badge?
17. What are the fees to apply for a Cannabis Use Permit?
18. What is an equity applicant?
19. How do I find out if I qualify as an equity applicant?
20. What benefits will the City provide to equity applicants?
21. Can I sell my cannabis use permit to another business?
22. I am considering bringing on additional investors. Do I need to contact the City?
23. I have an existing cannabis cultivation business in the City. What permit do I need to expand my cultivation area?
24. I have an existing cultivation and/or manufacturing business in the City and I want to apply for a non-storefront delivery permit. What do I need to do?
25. I want to apply for multiple permits during the application period. Do I have to pay separate permit fees for each type of permit?