Emergency Ag Pass Application

Don't wait for an emergency; apply for your ag verification card in January.

The Napa County Ag Commissioner’s Office has developed the following Ag Pass program to identify vetted commercial farm and ranch owner-operators to Law Enforcement and Cal Fire personnel during a disaster. The Pass is intended to allow limited emergency access to conduct essential agricultural activities.

An updated Ag Pass application for 2022 will be available in January.

The safety of individuals and the security of homes and property in evacuated areas are critical factors. Our vetting process is intended to ensure the applicant is a bona fide agricultural owner-operator providing protection or care to agricultural assets, such as commercial livestock, vineyards, production wineries, orchards, cropland, etc.

ONLY applicants who need to conduct ESSENTIAL COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES within the evacuation zone will be issued verification paperwork.

Contractors that perform work for the Property Owner/Operator, such as a Farm Labor Contractor, electrician or freighting company, DO NOT submit applications for your clients’ properties under your company’s name. Please contact the property owner/operator for verification or to ask that they submit an application for their property if they haven’t already done so.

If you require further information or assistance contact our office by telephone, (707) 253-4357, or by email, [email protected].

Instructions for Ag Businesses

Grapegrowers with Operator IDs or Restricted Materials permits will have access to an updated 2022 Approval of Essential Ag Activities verification card through CalAgPermits after their 2022 renewal. 

Need assistance? Watch our instructional video or view the help document (PDF) to learn how to print your verification card and related documents.

Watch our instructional video or view the help document (PDF) to learn how to fill out your ag verification card.

Ag Pass program FAQs (PDF)

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