Appeals & Claims Against County

Interested persons may appeal any discretionary action or decision of the approving authority (the officer, director, agency, commission, or department who made the decision being appealed). Activities and decisions subject to appeal include, but are not limited to:

  • Certificates of Legal Nonconformity
  • Refusal to issue a Building Permit
  • Temporary Event Licenses
  • Temporary Trailer Permits
  • Tentative Parcel Maps
  • Use Permits
  • Variances

To file a claim against the County of Napa please complete the Claim Against the County Form (PDF).  

Board of Supervisors Appeal

To appeal a decision to the Napa County Board of Supervisors please complete the Appeal Handbook (PDF) (updated 9/11/2023), which contains the Notice of Intent to File and Appeal Packet cover sheet. *PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline for filing submissions is by 2 p.m. on the required deadline dates (Please refer to the Appeal Handbook to determine these dates.)

California Code

California Government Code Section 910 describes the information which must be contained in a claim against a Government entity. Section 911.2 provides that claims arising from a death or personal injury or damage to personal property or growing crops must be presented not later than 6 months after the occurrence on which the claim is based.