Planning, Building & Environmental Services

COVID-19  What’s Happening Now

Advisory: To comply with current health orders, we have implemented COVID-19 Prevention Protocols, including modifications to our submittal processes and public counter operations. Please use the division links on the left hand column to find information and resources for services provided by PBES. If you are having trouble locating the information you need on our Website, please use the search feature for the topic you are interested in or contact us via email or phone before scheduling an appointment with our public counter. 

For countywide COVID-19 updates visit the Napa County Coronavirus web page. 

County Adopts Resolution No. 2020-72 NEW! 

COVID-19 temporary measures to establish health and safety business operations:

For further information, please refer to Resolution No. 2020-72. Please upload completed Temporary Measures Application Forms to our PBES cloud services here and PBES staff will be notified that it has been submitted.

COVID-19 Food Safety

Food Safety: Restaurants in Response to COVID-19 (PDF)

Recent Changes: New Inspection Scheduling System

As of April 1, 2020, we have a new Automated Phone System for scheduling your Building Inspections via phone or text. Please refer to the Inspections and Select Text Scheduling Guide (Flier) and our handy Automated Inspection Scheduling System Tri-Fold Guide to keep handy in your car. 

Before you call the new automated scheduling system, please review the Guide, then call or text to schedule your inspection(s), and make sure you receive a confirmation for each type of inspection you are scheduling.

Maps and More: PBES Citizen Toolbox

Explore PBES Citizen Tools below. Explore maps, apps, and data from our department. Check back often - we’re always working on new tools.

Please note that as of July 20, 2019 the fees for Planning, Building and Environmental Services (PBES) will increase per the Board of Supervisors resolution that was passed on May 21, 2019.  Also note that the General Plan Surcharge will increase to 3.3% of the permitting fees. 

To residents impacted by 2017 Napa Complex Fire, please visit  Rebuilding after the Fire for additional information.

For weekend complaint line please call (707) 732-1090 or file a online complaint using our form.

Napa County Use Permit Compliance Program

Compliance Program FAQs

Status Determination Process (PDF)

Resolution No. 2018-164 – Board Direction for the Code Compliance Program

Notice: Deferred Submittals

Effective November 1, 2017, Napa County Building Department will no longer accept Deferred Submittals without prior approval by the Chief Building Official on all projects. This includes Truss (Floor and Roof) Calculation Packages. Please adjust your initial building plan submittals to include all of the required documents to submit a complete application package. Incomplete application submittal packages will not be accepted.


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  • Development Permit Review


Code Compliance

  • Building
  • Zoning
  • Grading
  • Conservation violations can be reported to the Code Enforcement Division

Code Compliance


  • Agricultural Erosion Control Plan Processing
  • Conservation and Watershed Planning
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis and Data
  • Maps and Graphics
  • Williamson Act Contracts
  • Mining Permitting and Inspection
  • General Plan Implementation


Engineering Services

  • Grading and Floodplain Management
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  • Record Map Review
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Certificates of Compliance

Engineering Services

Environmental Health

  • Consumer Protection
  • Well and Onsite Wastewater Treatment
  • Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) / Pollution Prevention

Environmental Health


  • Development Permit Review
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Ordinance Updates
  • General Plan Implementation


Parks & Open Space

  • Regional Parks and Open Space Management
  • Camping Permits

Parks and Open Space

Wildlife Conservation Commission

  • Advises the Napa County Board of Supervisors on policy and funding regarding wildlife and their habitats

Wildlife Conservation Commission