Cannabis Division




DATE: June 21, 2024

TO: Planning Project Applicants and Members of the Public

FROM: Deputy Director of Community Development Department, Ed Prestley

SUBJECT: Planning Division Policy - TCC (§) Section 17.30E.030


CCV / ABR UPDATE - 6.6.2024

On April 16th, 2024 the Board of Supervisors adopted ordinance 315-856, (read the ordinance HERE), which converts the existing CCV process to an Administrative Buffer Reduction (ABR). Given the timelines associated with your license renewal and converting to the buffer reduction we need you to fill out and return the attached application for the Administrative Buffer Reduction as soon as possible to ensure we can reissue your license before it expires. Please submit this along with the fee of $751. Please submit your ABR application a minimum of 8-10 weeks prior to your renewal date. This will be a one-time submission/approval and will not need to be renewed. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to the Cannabis Division at info.

MESSAGE UPDATE - 4.11.2024

Please be advised, that with the Cannabis grow season starting and the rollout of the Equity program, Cannabis Division staff is experiencing a significantly higher amount of applicant communciation and appointments than usual. We are asking that if you have a license renewal and/or initial license soon-to-be-issued, that you resolve deficiencies, technical updates, etc 60-90 days prior to your licensing date. Equity submission appoinments are booking up about 2-4 weeks in advance. Please expect delays. Your patience is appreciated. 

* NEW COMMERCIAL CANNABIS APPLICANTS must pay a non-refundable half-down initial payment for application submission. Approved equity applicants will receive a fee waiver for the second half of the licensing fee at the time of licensing appointment. 


Also, please see our NEWLY ADDED MMRP Inspection Applicant Guide! Click the green button below for an overview of our MMRP Inspection Program!

** NEW UPDATE - 4.10.2024 ** -  SCAM WARNING:

If you receive mail of any kind requesting payment with a link, please DISREGARD the request. The Cannabis Division will never send physical mail asking for payment and we have gotten reports of letters being received that have County staff on the letter asking for payments to be sent. This is NOT an official letter from the Cannabis Division and no further action should be taken.  If you receive a letter, please reach out at or call our Admin team at: 530-623-1351 ext. 2839.


Commercial Cannabis Cultivation License Refund or withdrawl Documents:


Is Your Contact Information Up to Date?

Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility (and, if applicable, their authorized agent's responsibility) to ensure that the Trinity County Cannabis Division has accurate and up to date contact information for the applicant (and, if applicable, their authorized agent). Mandatory contact information includes email, phone number, and mailing address.


The Trinity County Cannabis Division will use the contact information provided on the applicant's most recently submitted license application for all communications, unless otherwise updated by the applicant or their authorized agent(s). The Trinity County Cannabis Division shall not be responsible for any communication not received by the applicant (or their authorized representative) if accurate and up to date contact information has not been provided in writing.


If the applicant (or their authorized representative) contact information needs to be updated, please email the Trinity County Cannabis Division at


Appendix C (Environmental Checklist) Information:

Starting October 20th, the Cannabis Division is accepting Appendix C documents for all existing and new licensees. The prioritization for reviewing Appendix C documents is outlined in the Transition Plan.

Cannabis Program Updates/Policy Memos:

Cultivation Medium Outdoor (Type III) License Availability – Updated 12/20/19

Currently, the Cannabis Division has confirmed interest from the first 15 eligible 2016/2017 CCL holders.  At this time all 15 available licensees are reserved.  However, please check back for updates on this process.  


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


Chapter 17.43 - Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Regulations


Chapter 17.43A - Wholesale Cannabis Nurseries and Resale of Auxiliary Nursery Products


Chapter 17.43B - Distribution Regulations for Commercial Cannabis


Chapter 17.43C - Cannabis Testing Facilities Regulations

Non-Storefront Retail

Chapter 17.43D - Cannabis Non-Storefront Retail


Chapter 17.43E - Cannabis Microbusiness


Chapter 17.43F - Cannabis Manufacturing

Storefront Retail 

Retail Storefront Ordinance 315-852

 Cannabis Fee Schedule
Class Type  Application Fee  General Plan Update Fee
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 Specialty Outdoor and Mixed Light $3,000.00 $1,000.00
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
Distribution 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
Non-Storefront Retail $500 No fee
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

CCL Withdraw Form

Appeal Form (Application Fee of $500)

Business Disclosure Form

Applicant Release Form

Owner Permission Sheet 

State Waterboard Receipt Example

Cannabis Waste Management Plan Requirements 

Well Rate Recovery Testing Form

Hoop House Guidance Updated 5/30/2018

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

Minimum Dwelling Unit

List of Consultants

Agent's Authorization Form (Updated 3.11.2024) - * Must be updated annually by applicants

RV Director's Use Permit

Administrative Buffer Reduction Application - NEW as of 6.7.2024

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)
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 

Opt Out Area Maps

Trinity Center Community Services District

Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire District Maps

Weaverville CSD - North (Weaverville)

Weaverville CSD - South (Weaverville & Douglas City)

Rush Creek Estates Area

Lewiston CSD and Bucktail Subdivision

Lewiston Opt Out Expansion

Lewiston Opt Out Expansion Ext 1

Ord. No. 315-851 Rush Creek Estates & Lewiston Expansion Amendment