Same-Day Review Program

The Napa County Building Department now approves permits for the residential projects listed below in one business day.

This service is available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m, Monday through Thursday. You can have your permit the same day if:

  • Your project type is listed below.
  • You provide all the required information for review.
  • You submit your application between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Same-Day Project Types - Residential only

Please note: Projects in the floodplain or floodway and those projects requiring additional permits from Planning or Environmental Management do not qualify for same-day review.

  1. Noncommercial Agriculture Buildings: Less than 600 square feet, single-story, not more than 15 feet in height and not the first structure on the property.
  2. Carports: Less than 600 square feet
  3. Decks: Residential under 600 square feet not over 1 level and not more than 8 feet above grade.
  4. Electrical Service Upgrades and New Service Panels: Not exceeding 600 amps.
  5. Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations: Type 1 and Type 2.
  6. Pre-manufactured Greenhouses: Less than 600 square feet
  7. Mechanical Buildings (pump houses): Structure only, and a floor area less than 600 square feet  
  8. Residential Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits: Freestanding only.  
  9. Residential Solar Systems: 15 kilowatt (kW) or less.
  10. Generators
  11. Residential Detached Outdoor Kitchens: Less than 600 square feet in floor area and open on 3 sides.
  12. Propane Tanks: Above ground and under 500 gallons.  
  13. Residential Retaining Walls: Not cave portals and not associated with road and structure surcharge loads.
  14. Trellis, Gazebos, and Patio Covers: Less than 600 square feet
  15. Residential Storage Buildings: Under 600 square feet, conventionally framed, unconditioned and without plumbing.
  16. Residential accessory metal storage containers.
  17. Master Plan Swimming Pools: Residential.
  18. Master Plan Water Tanks: 10,000 gallons or less.
  19. Window and Door Replacement: with no structural alterations.
  20. Interior Dwelling Alterations: which do not affect the exterior or interior load-bearing walls, or result in a renovation of 50% or more of the entire space.
  21. Entry Gates and Fences: Only Those not requiring special fence permits.
  22. Re-roofs and small changes in roof pitch.
  23. Siding repair and replacement.
  24. Water heater replacements.
  25. Demo Permits (residential only).