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Citizen Portal Your place to find Permits and Application Status

!!! Important Earthquake Information !!!

Resources for Earthquake Recovery  


Beware of Contractor Scams and Unlicensed Contractors

Q & A- Contractor Scams - English

Q & A- Contractor Scams - Spanish


Building Permits Resources Post Earthquake

Red Tag and Yellow Tag Buildings in Napa County


Earthquake Related Building Inspections:

  • If you are looking for an emergency inspection due to the earthquake, and their property is in the county, call (707) 299-1998 to request an inspection. Leave the requested info, and an inspection will be scheduled. This is for quake damage ONLY.
  • If you need an inspection within the City limits regarding earthquake damage, contact the City of Napa Building Department at (707) 257-9540 or call the City Building Inspection line at (707) 258-7829.

Regular Building Inspections (not quake related):

  • We are currently scheduling for next week. Please call (707) 253-4416 to schedule an inspection.

Same Day Permits:                                                                                                                                                 


Safety Hazards Management after an Earthquake  

Food Facilities Safety  


Drinking Water and Safety Options

Boiling Water

Appendix to Bolling Water

Chlorination of Water Wells



Planning Division

Contact Us:

ThePlanning Division is available for consultation and application review services weekdays (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. If you have questions about land divisions, use permits, General Plan amendments, zone changes, variances and a number of ministerial planning permit applications, please use the informational links provided, visit us at our public counter, or give us a call.


Main Phone: (707) 253-4417   Toll Free: (877) 279-2976
Main Fax: (707) 253-4336   Main E-mail  

Services & Programs

Public Counter

The Division's Public Counter is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and is your place to speak with a planner, find property information and uses, and apply for a permit.

Current Projects

The Department regularly posts information about major planning projects. A list of major current projects can be found here.

Pre-Application Meetings

Schedule a consultation meeting with a planner to review your project and ideas, and avoid common submittal and processing pit-falls. Contact us for an appointment. 

Other Department Information

Housing Element cover 2014

Draft Final 2014 Housing Element Update

We are working to update the Housing Element of the County's General Plan and now have final draft documents for Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors consideration and possible adoption. Public input is encouraged. Hearings will commence before the Planning Commission on September 3, 2014 and will tentatively be before the Board of Supervisors by November.

2014 Housing Element Update

Environmental House Planning

Current Project Information

Find documents and information about major projects, development applications, and other Department work programs.

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Quick Permit Plans

Quick Permits

Get a permit in 10-days! The Building Division offers permits in ten days or less for some select permit types. Is your project ready!

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