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!!! 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.

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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



Local Procedures for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The following local procedures for implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) are adopted pursuant to this Act and Section 15022(a) of the State Guidelines (the “State CEQA Guidelines”). These local procedures (the “County CEQA Guidelines”) supplement the State CEQA Guidelines (Title 14 California Code of Regulations Section 15000, et seq.), as may be amended from time to time hereafter.

In Napa County, the State CEQA Guidelines must be used in conjunction with the County CEQA Guidelines in order to determine the local policies and procedures to be followed in implementing CEQA. Cross-references to relevant sections in the State CEQA Guidelines are provided in this document. In case of conflict, the provisions of the State CEQA Guidelines shall control.

Section 15022(a) requires that each public agency issue local procedures for implementing the State CEQA Guidelines in order to ensure the orderly evaluation and preparation of environmental documents. Such procedures shall be revised when needed to be kept current with changes to the State CEQA Guidelines; however, State CEQA Guidelines shall take precedence even if the local procedures are not updated.

The complete CEQA Guidelines are available for review. Also, for your convenience, the Table of Contents is linked to sections in the text. Use Adobe Reader's arrow buttons and page numbers to navigate through the document. Do not use the documents page numbers as they are for printing purposes only.