Community Development Services


Cannabis Ordinance Update 2023:

      Cannabis Ordinance Update

Local Equity Program Information:

Trinity County’s application, with the Governors Office of Business and Economic Development( GO-Biz), for type 2 Equity grant funds was not approved. We will reapply in late 2023.


Commercial Cannabis Cultivation License Credit/Refund Documents:


As of October 3, 2022 appointments with Helix and Laco consultants will be discontinued.  The Trinity County Cannabis Division office is open for all questions M-Th 8-2 pm or by appointment M-F 8am-4pm.  We can also be reached by calling (530) 623-1351 or by email via 

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you might have concerning your current Cannabis License or current application for a Cannabis License.



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

Cannabis Program Informational Update Meetings:

1. Meeting Recording for December 20, 2021
2. Meeting Recording for January 20, 2022

Appendix C (Environmental Checklist) Information:

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.

Cannabis Program Updates/Policy Memos:

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

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
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

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

Agent's Authorization Form

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

Less Than 3-Acre Conversions

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