Cannabis Unit

The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Cannabis Unit is located in the Fire Prevention and Public Safety Bureau.  The Cannabis Unit is responsible for conducting and/or overseeing annual compliance of Fire and Life Safety, Chemical Inventory, Permit Fees, and Plan approvals for all businesses conducting cannabis related operations in the City of Los Angeles.  Depending upon the planned business operations, occupancies may require additional inspections, permit and approvals obtained through both LAFD CUPA and Fire Development Services

For a list of common violations, obtaining proper permit and clearing existing notice of violations please visit Here

Helpful Information for compliance with Building and Safety and the Los Angeles City Fire Department

 The Cannabis Unit can be contacted by email at

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Information requests regarding the approval of specific appliances used in the cultivation and processing of cannabis should be directed to:
Fire Development Services Unit
201 N. Figueroa St, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 482-6900
Fax: (213) 482-6922