Emergency Ag Pass Program

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. Ag Passes ONLY allow for limited emergency access and ONLY to conduct essential commercial agricultural activities.

The Ag Pass application survey has closed for 2023. We will begin accepting applications in April, 2024, or at the onset of an emergency event.

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 at 707-253-4357, or by email at [email protected].

Instructions for Ag Businesses

Commercial ag producers with issued 2023 Operator IDs or Restricted Materials permits have direct access to the 2023 Approval of Essential Ag Activities verification card through CalAgPermits



The following videos were recorded for use and presented at the 2023 Emergency Agricultural Pass (Ag Pass) information sessions.

Napa Ag Pass Info Session 2023 - Message from Sheriff Ortiz

Sesión de Napa Ag Pass 2023- Mensaje de Sheriff Ortiz

Napa Ag Pass Info Session 2023 - Disaster Preparedness for Commercial Livestock Operations

Sesión de Napa Ag Pass 2023- Preparación para desastres de ganadería comercial

Napa Emergency Ag Pass Program Overview


Resumen del Programa de Pases de Emergencia para Agricultores de Napa