Alquist Priolo

The Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act was signed into law December 22, 1972, and went into effect March 7, 1973. The purpose of this Act is to prohibit the location of most structures for human occupancy across the traces of active faults and to thereby mitigate the hazard of fault rupture. For more information please visit the State of California Department of Conservation web-site.

The Alquist Priolo Grant Program provides assistance to businesses and developers located with the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones to complete required geologic reports.

To be eligible for grant assistance, applicants and projects must meet the following criteria:

  1. Project must be in Redevelopment Area
  2. The applicant must have site improvements planned for the parcel;
  3. The site improvements must require the completion of an Alquist-Priolo Report;
  4. The applicant must have a complete application on file with the City of Arcata Planning Department for the site improvements, including land use permits, building permits, site designs, and any other application requirements as needed for the specific project.
  5. The applicant must hire a State licensed Geologist
  6. Applicant must receive 3 bids from geologists, applicant will be required to submit copies of the bid requests and bids received to the City.

Please contact the Community Development Department for more information.