Code Enforcement

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Code Compliance UnitBuilding Division

The Code Compliance Division of the Planning, Building, and Environmental Services Department is responsible for enforcing the State and County Codes, which include the Zoning Ordinance, and the California Building Codes pertaining to private residential and commercial properties in the unincorporated areas of Napa County. Enforceable codes include, but are not limited to:

  • Public Nuisances
    • Property maintenance
    • Excessive vehicles and/or vehicles parked in the front area of a yard in excess of three days
     
  • Vehicle Abatement
  • Zoning Code
    • Land use violations
    • Short term rentals
    • Winery compliance
     
  • Conservation Violations
    • Creek/Stream setback
    • Vineyards
    • Vegetation and land clearing
     
  • Building Code Violations
    •  Construction without a building permit
     

Complaints related to alleged violations are received in various ways; citizen complaints, Board of Supervisor referrals, and department and staff observations. Complaints that have imminent threat of public safety are immediately referred to and handled by the appropriate department, and all other complaints are prioritized by severity of violation.  


If you believe you have a violation to report, confirm the property is located within the unincorporated area of the County, and please fill out a complaint form. If you are unsure if your property is located within the City of unincorporated County, please call (707) 253-4417.  The complaint will be directed to the Code Compliance Division and an investigation will begin.  All complaints are kept confidential and may be submitted using the citizen complaint form. Please fill out the complaint form, include your name and contact information so that the Code Compliance Office may contact you if he/she has additional questions. The form will be emailed to the department and routed to a Code Compliance Officer. You may also call and submit a complaint by telephone or submit a complaint in person at our offices at 1195 Third Street, Second Floor, Napa, CA.  

 

The Code Compliance Division is staffed by four officers, who may be reached as follows:

 

Compliance Officers Area of Expertise

Contact Information

Greg Baxter

Building Code

Greg.Baxter@countyofnapa.org

(707) 299-1343

Tim Hoyt  Building Code Tim.Hoyt@countyofnapa.org (707) 253-4018

Linda St. Claire

Zoning/Land Use Code

Linda.StClaire@countyofnapa.org  

(707) 299-1348

Kelli Cahill

Zoning/Land Use Code

 Kelli.Cahill@countyofnapa.org

(707) 265-2325


Available Code Enforcement Information:

View frequently asked questions for Code Compliance

Code Compliance Policies and Procedures Manual

Compliance Manual Forms
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