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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




Applications, Additional Forms & Information

Finding What You Want:

The Building & Development Division has a number of applications, submittal forms and informational documents to help you with your building and development needs. If you can't find what your looking for using the links below, or not sure exactly what you need, Building Division staff is available to help. Staff is available for consultation and permitting services weekdays (excluding holidays) from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm. If you have questions about permitting, building codes, violations, or general building safety use the informational links provided, or feel free to contact us for assistance.


Available Documents:






Applications for Building Permits

Supplemental forms depending upon permit

Useful information on codes & submitting your project  

Info to help you avoid common pitfalls

Commercial Permit

Accessibility Upgrade Worksheet

A Process Flowchart

I Have a Permit. Now What Do I Do?

Demolition Permit

Appendix A - Part 1

Before You Begin Construction  

Asbestos Guide for Consumers

Residential Permit

Appendix A - Part 2 (Post Runoff)

Demolition Permit Requirements

Do I Need a Permit Handout


Authorized Agent   

Egress Openings

Earthquake Prepardness

Deferred Submittal

Certificate of Ag Use

Final Inspection Checklist

Hiring a Contractor

Permit Alteration  

 Construction Waste Plan   Foundation: T-Footings

Hiring an Architect

TCO Request

Deferred Electrical Worksheet

Furnace Installation Guidelines

Home Improvement Contracts  


Electrical Service Change

Guide to Factory Built Homes

Manufactured Home Alterations


Extension Request - Applications

Installing a Manufactured Home

Napa Sanitation Information

  Commercial Projects  

Extension Request - Permits

Kitchen Electrical

Owner-Builders Note  

Residential : New & Acsry  

EV Charging Station Worksheet Propane Tank Setbacks (Above Ground)

Title 24 Guide  

Residential : Alterations   

HCD 433(A) Mobile & Manufactured Homes

Quick Permit Overview  

2010 Code Adoption  

  Pools & Spas - Residental  

HCD 433 (B) Assessor Notice   

 Quick Permit Requirements

2010 Code Amendments  

  Photovoltaic Installation 

Owner Builder Disclosure Form

Residential Decks

Understanding the Process

  E.V. Chargers  

Pools Safety Notice  

Residential Showers

Water Heater - Safety  

Wind Energy Systems  

Project Design Detail Form Residential Stairs  


Mobile Home Park Installations  

Scope of Work Sample Site Plan  



Statement of Intent  

 Soils Report Waiver Policy    



Tankless Water Heater Worksheet  

 Solar - CalFire Installation Guide   




 Swimming Pool Setbacks  




 Title Page Requirements    
     Water Heater - Tankless Requirements     


   ** NEW 2013 ENERGY MANUALS **

   Energy Compliance Forms -2013


Building Fees 2014

      Residential Energy 2013   Valuation Table 2013
         Nonresidential Energy 2013 Extension Policy
      Geotechnical Report Policy
            MANUFACTURED HOMES    Residential Housing Impact Fee
    Guide to Factory Built Homes  
    Installing Manufactured Homes on Real Property  


Mobile Home Park Installations    
    Mobile Home Park Worksheet   
  HCD 433(A) Mobile & Manufactured Homes  
  HCD 433 (B) Assessor Notice