Cannabis Testing Laboratory

On January 23, 2018, the Irvine City Council approved Ordinance 18-02, creating Title 4 Division 22 (Commercial Cannabis Testing Laboratories) of the Irvine Municipal Code, which allows cannabis testing laboratories in the City of Irvine. To view a copy of the ordinance, please click the link in the "Resources" section.

No other type of commercial cannabis business activity is permitted, including manufacturing, distribution, cultivation, or micro business.

How can I download an application?

Please review the FAQ’s and the Application Procedures located in the "Resources" section, along with all the necessary forms. In addition, all City required documents must be completed in PDF format and submitted via Online Plan Submittal (OPS) portal at All fees are paid online. You will receive a billing invoice after initial submittal to the OPS portal. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.


For questions about the City's Cannabis Laboratory Ordinances and Permit Process, please send an email to Planning and Zoning at or call 949-724-6308.


18-01 Cannabis Testing 1

18-02 Cannabis Testing 2

Application Form

Background Check Disclaimer and Authorization

Background Application

Business License Application

Cannabis Testing Laboratory FAQ

FCRA Summary of Rights

Limitations on City's Liability

Ordinance 18-02