Commercial Cannabis


Business Hours:

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (Closed Fridays)
Please contact us for special appointments

General Email:


Effective June 1, 2018 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, credit cards, and exact cash transactions.

Planning Contacts:

Leslie Hubbard, Deputy Director of Planning (by appointment only)
530-623-1351, Ext. 3

Administrative Contacts:

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

Site Inspection Contacts:

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

Cody Smith, Site Inspector
530-623-1354 Ext. 6

Ben Morillas, Site Inspector
530-623-1354 Ext. 7

Cannabis Ordinances

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


Ordinance No. 315-823 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Regulations (adopted 10/3/2017)

Ordinance No. 315-829 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Amendment (adopted 2/6/2018)

Ordinance No.315-830 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Amendment (adopted 3/6/2018)

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. 315-828 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. 315-838 (adopted August 7, 2018)


Cultivation- Status of Applicants

License Applications Positions Available: 146 as of November 26, 2018

Cultivation Status Sheet as of October 19, 2018

Cannabis Application Forms


2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation License New Applicant Packet (updated January 5, 2018)[pdf]

2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Renewal Application (updated February 16, 2018)[pdf]

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


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

2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Transport Only (updated November 6, 2018)[pdf]

2018/2019 Commercial Cannabis Transport Only Questionnaire (updated November 6, 2018)[Word]


2018/2019 Non-Storefront Retail Application (Coming Soon!)


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 $4,000.00 $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 $3,836.00 No Fee

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]

Commercial Cannabis Variance and/or Conditional Use Permit [pdf]

Director's Use Permit - Commercial Cannabis Variance Renewal [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 November 26, 2018


CEQA Information

Trinity County Cannabis CEQA RFP Questions and Answers [pdf]

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration [pdf]


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
Trinity County Waterworks District #1 (Hayfork)
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]

Re Ag-Forest Zoning District

Ag-Forest Zoning District Update Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration