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Resources for Earthquake Recovery  


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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.

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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 Policy Documents

Below is a listing of the most commonly used and referenced policy documents

The following documents are used to guide development in the unincorporated areas of Napa County. These documents, along with the Zoning Code, are referenced by the Department's land use planner when reviewing and approving applications for permits. If you need assistance with any of the documents listed or wish to speak to a planner about your parcel or project ideas, please contact us.


Housing Element

The County's Housing Element Needs Assessment.  The 2014 Draft Housing Element Update Policy and Draft Housing Needs Assessment documents for March 5, 2014 Commission Meeting.

View the County's Housing Elements Web site.  


General Plan

The County's General Plan serves as a broad framework for planning the future of Napa County.  This General Plan is the official policy statement of the County Board of Supervisors to guide the private and public development of the County. 

View the County's General Plan Web site.


Napa Valley Business Park Specific Plan

The Napa County's Napa Valley Business Park Specific Plan and EIR is intended to guide and facilitate development of the designated 2,945-acre Napa County Airport Industrial area. The plan recognizes the economic importance to the County and region of the Napa Valley Business Park area and responds to the area's identification in the Napa County General Plan as the principal unincorporated location for industrial development.

 Napa Valley Business Park Specific Plan and EIR


Airport Land Use Compatibility Area Plan

This document sets forth the policies and criteria that the Napa County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) uses in evaluating land use plans and proposed development in the vicinity of the public-use airports located within Napa County.

View or download the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.


Zoning Code

Find and review Title 18 Zoning of the County Code


Subdivision Ordinance

Find and review Title 17 Subdivisions of the County Code


Napa County CEQA Guidelines

Learn about and get a copy of Napa County's Local Procedures for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Baseline Data Report

The Baseline Data Report (BDR) is envisioned as a living document and database that covers environmental and resource topics in Napa County. Over time, the BDR will be maintained and updated and those updates will be found through this link or on our Geographical Information System (GIS).  

Other Documents

For other Department information (handouts, applications, brochures, guidelines) view our document library, visit our division related pages (Conservation, Development, Planning), or contact us