Using the Environmental Crimes Hotline If you see, hear about or otherwise know about activity that you believe is against the law call toll free 800-69TOXIC (800 698-6952). Important Clues
When you call the hotline, staff will have questions for you. The more answers you can provide them, the better equipped they will be to identify and investigate the possible environmental crimes. Try to answer the following questions for yourself before picking up the phone.
Reporting Hillside Erosion Violations
The Napa County Hillside Ordinance prohibits any grading or development activity on any slope in excess of 5% unless the developer first obtains an approved Soil Erosion Control Plan. If you believe any hillside in Napa County is being developed without an approved plan, you should report the activity to the code enforcement officer for the Napa County Department of Conservation, Development & Planning; call 253-4417 Reporting Fish & Game Violations
The Department of Fish & Game regulates activities that affect our rivers, streams and other natural waterways. It is illegal for any person to pollute any stream with trash, waste, chemicals and even silt or dirt. It is also illegal for any person to alter in any way the bed, banks or channel of any river, stream or lake. If you are aware of any such activity, please report it to the Fish & Game CalTips Hotline: (888) DFG-CALTIPS [(888) 334-2258].