Drinking Water Notice

The City periodically has levels of disinfection byproducts (Haloacetic Acids) that exceed drinking water standards due to the natural organic carbon in the untreated water interaction with chlorine.  The State requires that water distributors notify all customers when this happens.  Click here for the notice, which may also be found in the Document Library of this website.  The good news is that the City has nearly completed improvements to the water treatment plant that are designed to reduce the levels of disinfection byproducts in the treated drinking water.  We anticipate that our next round of sampling, March 2015, will show lower levels of disinfection byproducts in compliance with State drinking water standards.  

Planning Commissioner Vacancy

The Trinidad Planning Commission is looking to fill one (1) vacant position through December 2016.  This position will fulfill the remaining term of Commissioner Gale Becker. Qualified applicants must live inside city limits, and/or in the greater Trinidad area. Letters of interest must be received by the City Clerk by May 01, 2015.  They can be submitted by email, mail, or in person.  Mail to P.O. Box 390, Trinidad, CA 95570.  Deliver to 409 Trinity Street, Trinidad.  Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Municipal Code Online

 With the help of Code Publishing Inc. out of Seattle Washington, the City of Trinidad has recently completed a recodification of its Municipal Code.  The last time this occured was 1990, when online, searchable codes were rare.  The city now has a comprehensive, well organized, user friendly and searchable database of all its ordinances - including the zoning and land use code.  Check it out:  http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Trinidad/


Goals & Priorities Workshop

On March 09, 2015 the City held a Goals & Priorities Workshop at the Trinidad Town Hall.  Approximately 40 people attended.  The objective of the meeting was to assist the Council and Staff with developing priorities for the upcoming 2015-2016 Budget.  Click here to see the workshop notes.  The document is filed in the Document Library section of this website.

Welcome to Trinidad, California

Trinidad is a seaside town in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata. Situated directly above its own natural harbor, Trinidad is one of California's smallest incorporated cities, (with a 2010 population of 367) and is noted for its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and offshore rocks. These rocks are part of the California Coastal National Monument of which Trinidad is a Gateway City. This natural landmark is joined by three additional marine landmarks - the historic Trinidad Head Light, the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and Humboldt State University's Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory. Fishing operations related to Trinidad Harbor are vital to both local tourism and commercial fishery interests in the region. In addition to its coastal assets, the city honors and works to protect its Native American cultural and historic heritage.


Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law

The mandatory commercial recycling regulation was adopted at CalRecycle’s January 17, 2012 Monthly Public Meeting. This regulation reflects the statutory provisions of AB 341 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]) and provides additional procedural clarifications. The regulation was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on May 7, 2012 and became effective immediately. On June 27, 2012 the Governor signed Senate Bill 1018 which included an amendment that requires a business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to arrange for recycling services.

The city of Trinidad is required by law to implement a commercial solid waste recycling program that consists of education, outreach and monitoring of businesses, that is appropriate for that jurisdiction and is designed to divert commercial solid waste from businesses, whether or not the jurisdiction has met the requirements of PRC Section 41780. More information on this law, and how it may (or may not) affect your commercial business in Trinidad can be found online.  http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/default.htm


2012 Consumer Confidence Report -Water Department

The 2012 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Trinidad's Public Water System is now available.  Click Here to view the report.


Upcoming Meetings - City Council

The Trinidad City Council meets regularly on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm.  The meeting agenda and the meeting packet will be available online for review or in the Clerk's Office in Town Hall by the end of the day Friday, prior to the meeting. 


Sales Tax Address List Now Online

A List of Street Addresses subject to the City Sales Tax of 8.75% (As of April 01, 2015) are now available on this website at Documents Library/Finance/Sales Tax Address List.  Addresses not included are OUTSIDE City limits and are NOT subject to this increased tax.  Please direct inquiries and requests for personalized letters of residence to the City Clerk's office at 707-677-0223.

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