Planning Division

Advisory:   Public Counter Operations are limited to "By Appointment” in Response to COVID-19 

To comply with current health orders, we have implemented COVID-19 Prevention Protocols and modified our public counter operations and submittal processes. 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 or give us a call before visiting us at our public counter.

County Adopts Resolution No. 2020-72 NEW! 

COVID-19 temporary measures to establish health and safety business operations:

For further information, please refer to Resolution No. 2020-72. Please upload completed Temporary Measures Application Forms to our PBES cloud services here and PBES staff will be notified that it has been submitted.

  1. Services & Programs
  2. Useful Information & Links
  3. Other Department Information

New: Napa County Use Permit Compliance Program

Compliance Program FAQs

Status Determination Process (PDF)

Current Projects

The Department regularly posts information about major planning projects. View a list of major current projects.

Pre-Application Meetings

Pre-application meetings are an opportunity to meet with staff from all Divisions and receive valuable feedback on your project. In particular, staff can identify the type of application and related permits that may be necessary, permit processing steps and timelines, and pertinent information and technical studies that will be required to submit a complete application. 

To schedule a pre-application meeting, please complete the pre-application meeting form  and submit with payment to the Planning division at 1195 Third Street, Suite 210, Napa, CA 94559.