Adult Use Cannabis Retail Application

Application updated 8/3/2022

Dear prospective adult use cannabis establishment applicant:

First, thank you for your interest in adding to the business community of Traverse City!   

The purpose of this Frequently Asked Questions document at the link below is to provide you with some basic information regarding the cannabis licensing process, and answer some anticipated questions on how the City of Traverse City will process applications for adult use cannabis establishments. Respectfully, please understand that this document in no way is meant to be an exhaustive review. You should thoroughly review the City of Traverse City’s ordinances which regulate adult use cannabis, state and federal regulations and rules, as well as consult with your own experts and legal counsel.

Again, thank you for your interest in locating your business within the City of Traverse City, we look forward to working with you!


Benjamin Marentette, MMC
City Clerk 

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Following Steps

  1. Review Frequently Asked Question

    We encourage you to review the Frenquently Asked Questions to guide you through the licensing process. 

  2. Review the Application

    Be sure to complete the application in its entirety. 

  3. Sign the Application

    When completing the application, be sure to include the applicable signature on the form. 

    The signature page is required to be notarized. 

  4. Provide Attachments

    Before completing the application, be sure to have the required attachments in order.

  5. Submit Application

    Applications will be accepted between 8 am, August 22, 2022 and 5 pm, August 26, 2022 and are required to be submitted electronically.

    Please see the following options below. 


    Email To:

    Sarah Lutz, Deputy City Clerk

    Subject Line: Adult Use Application (Business Name)

    Flash Drive

    A flash drive may be submitted via mail or in person. Place "Adult Use Application" on envelope.

    Via Mail:

    Benjamin Marentette, MMC
    City Clerk - City of Traverse City
    C/O Sarah Lutz
    400 Boardman Avenue - First Floor
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    In Person:

    City of Traverse City
    City Clerk's Office
    400 Boardman Avenue - First Floor
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8 am - 5 pm

  6. Make Payment

    Payment may be made by check, cash, or credit. Please note a service fee will be applied for credit card.

    Checks payable to City of Traverse City