Jun 2022
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Illinois Dispensary Application Fee

$2,500 - $5,000


Illinois has a dispensary application fee of:

  • $5,000 per application submitted for non-social equity applicants
  • $2,500 per application submitted IF the applicant qualifies as a social equity applicant

Why is it important?

It's important to know the application fees for a dispensary in Illinois so that you can submit the application with the correct fee, and so you can include the application fee in your financial plan and budgeting.  Illinois is unique in that it has a Social Equity Applicant designation which alters the financial impact of the application fee.

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Regulatory Citations for This Article

Section 15-25. Awarding of Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses.

An applicant seeking issuance of a Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization License shall submit an application on forms provided by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. An applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1) Payment of a nonrefundable application fee of $5,000 for each license for which the applicant is applying, which shall be deposited into the Cannabis Regulation Fund;