Permit Applications

ATTENTION!!  In person permit submittals are back!!  

In light of recent Covid restriction changes in California, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the office.

Effective Monday, June 21st, building permit submittals will return to being handled in the office.  For efficiency of the staff and the applicant we will no longer accept applications for Quick and Standard Permits via email.  In order to prepare for the transition back to in person, as of Friday June 18th, emailed applications sent to the building inbox will be rejected and you will be asked to bring your complete submittal package to the office between the hours of 10-11:30am and  1-3pm beginning Monday.  Incomplete submittals will not be accepted.  

Express permits will still be handled digitally.  Please see the Express Submittal Page for submittal instructions.


Ready to apply for a building permit?  Start here…. 

The Building Division has four main type of building permit reviews. Please see the Building Permit Matrix for a comprehensive guide on which process your project qualifies for.  


Online Permits

The Building Division offers online permits, which can be applied for, paid for and issued automatically on line thru our Online Permit Center. Online permits include the following Residential permit types: Please go to Online Permit Center to apply.

  • Water Heater Replacements 
  • Furnace Change-out
  • Re-roofs
  • Electrical service upgrades
  • Agricultural electrical service

Express Review Permits

The Division also offers an express for Residential smaller projects. These projects are handled thru email and we offer digital plan review. The average processing time for an express permit is 3-5 business day once your permit had been created and processed.  Please see the Express Review page for the submittal process.

Quick Permits

Quick Permit is an accelerated building permit process for minor projects that qualify as "Quick Permits." Not all permit types qualify. The types of projects that would qualify are limited by size and scope and would be Residential.  Please see our information sheet: Quick Permit Overview

Please see submittal guidelines below to submit your application. Once your application has been processed you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your plans for review. All completed submittal packages for the Quick Permit program will be plan reviewed and you may receive comments on the plans within 7 to 10 business days. Due to the current backlog these permits are experiencing delays in processing, please allow for a few extra weeks.

Standard Permits

Standard permits would be all commercial projects and any residential projects that would not qualify for the above processes.  Please see submittal guidelines below to submit your application. Once your application has been processed you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your plans for review. All completed submittal packages for Standard Review will be plan reviewed and you may receive comments on the plans within 28 business days. Due to the current backlog these permits are experiencing delays in processing, please allow for a few extra weeks. 

Submittal Process for Quick and Standard Permits 

For New Submittals 

Come to the office with your complete submittal package to the office between 10am to 11:30 AM and 1pm to 3PM. Incomplete submittals will not be accepted.

  1. No appointments necessary
  2. Check in with reception by signing into the Ipad 
  3. Be sure you have all your paperwork completed and have all the plans as per our submittal checklists and ready to make payment
  4. Payment must be made at the time of submittal

For Resubmittals (Responding to Comment Letters) and Alteration Requests (Request to alter an Issued Permit):

Come to the office with your complete package to the office between 10am to 11:30 AM and 1pm to 3PM. Incomplete submittals will not be accepted.

  • Completed and Signed Resubmittal form or Completed Alteration Request form
  • Comment response letter for resubmittal or a narrative of changes if needed for Alteration Request
  • 3 complete sets of plans (If alteration cloud and mark with delta all the changes and include valuation change.)
  • 2 sets of updated supplemental documents-do not bring in previously submitted duplicate sets

Related Links:
Scope of Work https://www.countyofnapa.org/DocumentCenter/View/3596/Scope-of-Work-PDF
Residential Application Form https://www.countyofnapa.org/DocumentCenter/View/3587/Residential-Permit-Application-PDF
Commercial Application Form https://www.countyofnapa.org/DocumentCenter/View/3591/Commercial-Permit-Application-PDF