Community Development Services


APPENDIX C (Environmental Checklist) NOTICES:

Starting October 20th, the Planning Department 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.


  • All new license applicants will be given 60 days from the initial application review date to resubmit a complete application. 
  • Please read the memo below titled Cannabis Program Update for the Week of September 13, 2021.
  • All available new CCL application appointments have been filled and the waiting list is full.


  • We are currently accepting renewal license applications. Half of licensing fees are due at time of submittal. 
  • It is the licensee's responsibility to submit their renewal application in a timely manner, the Cannabis Division will not be sending out renewal reminders. It is recommended that renewals are turned in at least 30 days in advance of their anniversary date. 


  • The Trinity County Building, Planning, Environmental Health Departments and Cannabis Division offices are open on a limited basis.  Only one person/party is permitted at the lobby counter at one time and masks must be worn in the building to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Previous Cannabis Policy Memos

December 8, 2020 Policy Memo on Inactive Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Licenses and Transfers

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

Currently, the Planning Department 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

 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
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

Refund Request Form

Appeal Form (Application Fee of $500)

Business Disclosure Form

Applicant Release Form

Owner Permission Sheet 

Cultivation Self-Transport Application

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

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 and 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 Extension

Less Than 3-Acre Conversions

Ordinance 315-815.EXT   Prohibiting Three-Acre Conversions
Less Than 3-Acre Conversions Affidavit