Community Development Services


Until further notice, we are no longer accepting new Commercial Cannabis Licensing applications.

NOTICE: Department Policy Changes as of March 20, 2020 (subject to change at anytime)

While our office will remain closed to the public until further notice, staff will  continue to respond to phone calls, email inquiries, and business related to your applications and permits as necessary.  
During this time, no one will be penalized for failing to meet a deadline related to an application or renewal while our office is closed due to the COVID-19 health crisis.  No changes will be made to the good standing status of any Trinity County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation applications because of the health crisis and office closure.
We will continue to report every applicant that is good standing to the State on a weekly basis as normal.  If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your cannabis cultivation application or this closure, we can be reached by phone (see staff phone and email contact information below) or by the general email at:
Business Hours:

Our office is closed to the public until further notice to limit any potential exposure to COVID-19.

General Email:

Cash Handling Policy:

The Cannabis Division will no longer be able to provide change for cash transactions. We will be able to accept personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders, and credit cards.

Planning Contacts:

Bella Hedtke, Associate Planner
530-623-1351, Ext. 5

Administrative Contacts:

Mary Beth Brinkley, Administrative Coordinator
530-623-1351 Ext. 6

Christine Siverts, Administrative Clerk 
530-623-1351 Ext. 7

Mary Lancaster, Administrative Clerk
530-623-1351 Ext. 8

Site Inspection Contacts:

Jeff Dickey, Lead Site Inspector
530-623-1354 Ext. 5

Grading Information

Mass Grading Ordinance
Director's Use Permit Application
Trinity County DG Map

Cannabis Ordinances

Resolution No. 2016-077 Adopting Four Principles on Local Regulations of Cannabis


Ordinance No.315-843 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Amendment (adopted 2/20/2019)


Ordinance No. 315-824 Cannabis Testing Facilities Regulations (adopted 10/3/17)


Ordinance No. 315-826 Wholesale Cannabis Nurseries and Resale of Auxiliary Nursery Products  (adopted 12/4/17)

Ordinance No. 315-827 Amendment- Wholesale Cannabis Nurseries Ordinance - Regarding Variances (adopted 1/3/17)

Ordinance No. 315-833 Amendment- Wholesale Cannabis Nurseries Ordinance (adopted 6/19/2018)


Ordinance No. 315-828 Cannabis Distribution (adopted 1/17/18)

Ordinance No. 315-834 Cannabis Distribution Amendment (adopted 6/19/2018)


Ordinance No. 315-835 Non-Storefront Retail (adopted June 19, 2018)


Ordinance No. 315-837 (adopted August 7, 2018)


Ordinance No. 315-842 (adopted December 4, 2018)

Commercial Cannabis Application Forms

Commercial Cannabis Conditional Use Permit/Variance Application (updated January 23, 2019)[pdf]

Director's Use Permit - Commercial Cannabis Variance Renewal (updated January 29, 2019)[pdf]


NEW! 2020 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Renewal Application (updated March 16, 2020)[pdf]

2019 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation New Applicant Application (updated February 27, 2019)[pdf]

2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Self Transport (updated October 2, 2018)[pdf]


2018/2019 Commercial Distributor Application (updated February 21, 2018)[pdf]


2019 Non-Storefront Retail Application (updated March 3, 2019)[pdf]


2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Manfuacturing Application (updated October 18, 2018)[pdf]


2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Microbusiness Application (updated November 6, 2018)[pdf]


 Cannabis Fee Schedule
Class Type  Application Fee  General Plan Update Fee
Cultivation Specialty Outdoor and Mixed Light $3,000.00 $1,000.00
Cultivation Specialty Cottage Outdoor $750.00 $250.00
Cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed Light $1,500.00 $250.00
Cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor 2,000.00 $250.00
Cultivation Small Outdoor and Mixed Light $5,000.00 $1,000.00
Cultivation Medium Outdoor (candidates only) $8,000.00  $1,000.00
Cultivation Self Transport No Fee No Fee
Distribution Type 11 (Distributor) $6,000.00 $1,000.00
Distibution Type 13 (Transport Only) $2,000.00 No Fee
Manufacturing Type 6  $5,000.00 $1,000.00
Manufacturing Type 7 $6,000.00 $1,000.00
Manufacturing Type N $2,000.00 $500.00
Manufacturing Type P $2,000.00 $500.00
Manufacturing Type S (not currently available)

$2,000 for non cultivators

No fee for culivators

No Fee
Microbusiness Specialty Cottage $2,500.00 $750.00
Microbusiness Specialty  $6,000 $1,000
Microbusiness Small $8,000 $1,000
Nursery License $2,500 $1,000
Testing License

Intial Fee: $2 per square foot

Renewal Fee: $1,000

$1,000 for both initial and renewal
Cannabis Variance Fee $751.00 No Fee
Conditional Use Permit $2,439.001 No Fee


1 - Ask staff for a fee estimate prior to writing a check/submitting formal payment. This is the base value associated with CUP applications and the total fee cost is project specific. 

Additional Forms

Business Disclosure Form [pdf]

Applicant Release Form [pdf] Updated May 21, 2018

Owner Permission Sheet [pdf] Updated May 21, 2018

State Waterboard Receipt Example [pdf]

Cannabis Waste Management Plan Requirements [pdf]

Well Rate Recovery Testing Form [pdf]

Hoop House Guidance [pdf] Updated 5/30/2018

What is NOT considered a hoop house [pdf] Updated 5/30/2018

Minimum Dwelling Unit [pdf]

Consultant List [pdf] updated 1/6/2020


California Department of Fish and Wildlife Related Documents

Guidance from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for Compliance with Fish and Game Code 1602 (updated December 1, 2017) [pdf]

California Department of Fish & Wildlife Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration Webpage


California State Waterboard Related Documents

California Water Board Cannabis Cultivation Webpage

State Water Resources Control Board Statement of Water Diversion and Use Application [pdf]

Opt Out Area Maps

Weaverville CSD - North (Weaverville)
Weaverville CSD - South (Weaverville & Douglas City)
Lewiston CSD and Bucktail Subdivision
Trinity Center Community Services District and Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire District Maps

Less Than 3-Acre Conversions

Ordinance 315-815.EXT   Prohibiting Three-Acre Conversions [pdf]
Less Than 3-Acre Conversions Information [pdf]
Less Than 3-Acre Conversions Affidavit  [pdf]