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 04/06/2022): The application window for the 2022 calendar year is now open. There is no closing date at this time. Applications are received on a first-come, first-served basis. (The City of Portage reserves the right to alter an application deadline.)
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.
All applicants MUST have received pre-qualification from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency in order to have their application considered. There are no exceptions.
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. This review is performed by the Department of Community Development (269-329-4477). 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.