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Contact Us:

The Planning Division is available for consultation and application review services weekdays (excluding holidays):


Lobby and Reception:    Monday through Friday 7:30am-5:00pm

Permit Assistance:          Monday through Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm*

Same Day Permits:         Monday through Thursday 8:00am-10:00am

*By Appointment Only:       Monday through Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm and 4:00pm to 5:00pm 

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


Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Procedures

Effective May 1, 2015 Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) Procedures/Applications will be changing. There will also be a deposit of $1000 to initiate the process.

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Procedures
Application TCO -2014

Where Are We Heading?

Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee (APAC)

The County Executive Officer announces the newly created Napa County Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee. This ad hoc committee is intended to serve as an advisory committee to the Planning Commission for purposes of making recommendations to the Planning Commission on a variety of winery development and agricultural protection measures.

Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee

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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