Replacement Jail


  • Status: Design
  • Contact: Juan Arias
  • Publish Date: August 6, 2019

Project Scope

In 2004, the need to replace the existing downtown Napa jail was identified and the Adult Correction Master Plan was developed with collaboration between Napa County Department of Corrections, the Probation Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Offices of the District Attorney and Public Defender, Health and Human Services Agency, Napa County Courts, and the Napa Police Department. After community meetings and discussions, the Board of Supervisors determined that a replacement jail should be located outside of downtown Napa, and subsequently a site on Napa Vallejo Highway, near Syar Industries, was purchased to house the replacement jail and a re-entry facility.

The new Jail Facility will be designed to include eight 32-Bed Housing pods, two 24-Bed Dormitory Housing units and Medical and Mental Health Services spaces (28-Beds and 2 Isolation rooms) for a total of 332 total Beds. In addition, the facility will include all of the necessary functional spaces to operate a fully functional Jail facility.  

Project Schedule: 

DesignAugust, 2018 to June, 2020
Pre-qualification Process for ContractorsDecember, 2019 to April, 2020
Review/Approval by StateFebruary, 2020 to June, 2020
Construction BidsJune, 2020 to October, 2020
ConstructionOctober, 2020 to March, 2022
Occupancy  March, 2022 to June, 2022



The project budget is $128 million and is anticipated to be financed through a variety of sources including Napa County General Fund, a State Grant, sale of fixed assets, Excess ERAF, and if necessary, certificates of participation offerings (bonds). County staff evaluates the finance plan for this project regularly and provides quarterly updates to the Board of Supervisors with updated financial information and a goal of meeting the projects financial needs without issuing bonds and taking on debt. Updated finance tables may be found in Project Documents below.


Below are links to the most recent meetings of the Board of Supervisors where updates regarding the jail replacement project have been given.  The list of the Prequalified general contractors is available to view or download.

Board of Supervisors Meeting - Replacement Jail Project Updates

List of prequalified Contractors