The City of Portage Code of Ordinances Chapters 14 and 42 were approved by City Council, effective June 17, 2020. These ordinances assist in the regulation and licensing of all marihuana facilities within the City of Portage.
The specific ordinances related to marihuana are available:
Application Information (updated 10/1/2021): The application window for the 2021 calendar year will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021. This will not affect currently licensed entity permit renewals. The application window for the 2022 calendar year is expected to open in early 2022 and will be announced at a later date.
Applications must be submitted in person, by appointment only, during normal city business hours and must include a signed and completed application form, all attachments required in the application and the $5,000 permit fee. To schedule an appointment, call the Office of the City Clerk at 269-329-4511.
An updated application document can be downloaded here: Marihuana Application
All applicants MUST have received pre-qualification from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency in order to have their application considered. There are no exceptions. The City of Portage reserves the right to alter an application deadline.
Staff is no longer taking location eligibility inquiries via phone or in person. For location eligibility inquiries, please complete and submit the Location Confirmation Form. This requires a $155 payment, per parcel. Staff will then follow-up with the request by indicating the parcel’s eligibility.
For informational purposes, the following are maps of potential marihuana business locations. These maps are considered approximate and all properties must be individually evaluated to ensure they meet ordinance requirements.