Planning, Building & Environmental Services

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. 

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To residents impacted by the recent fire, please visit  Rebuilding after the Fire for additional information.

Draft Renewable Energy Ordinance Available for public review:

A draft ordinance updating Napa County’s development regulations for renewable energy systems has been released for public comment. Notable components are:

  • Codifies County’s current practices of allowing ‘accessory renewable energy systems’ such as small solar systems as a matter of right, but limits the system to meeting on-site power needs of private residences, business, and agricultural uses. Applies ministerial development standards consistent with other allowed accessory uses.

  • Establishes regulations for ‘commercial renewable energy facilities’ for power generation facilities that provide feed-in tariff power to the public utility grid.

    • Codifies County’s current practices of allowing emergency power generators for use during power outages. Generators limited in size to meet on-site power needs only.

    • These uses are excluded from agricultural and residential zoning districts, and allowed with a Planning Commission Use Permit in industrial, commercial, and public facility districts.

    • Establishes comprehensive development standards for such uses

  • Repeals antiquated ‘small wind energy’ code requirements that expired in 2017.

    Please direct comments or questions to John McDowell at john.mcdowell@countyofnapa.org or (707) 299-1354. A public hearing before the Planning Commission is tentatively set for November 20, 2019. Upon conclusion of the Planning Commission’s recommendation, the draft ordinance will be scheduled for a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors.

  • Renewable Energy Ordinance Draft 10-25-2019 (PDF)


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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 FAQ's

Status Determination Process (PDF)

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

Online Permit Center (OPC) - Check Status of Your Permit

Want to find the status of your permit?  Click the link below to go to the Online Permit Center.  See "How to check the status of your permit"  for step by step direction on how to check the status. Find permits and application status.

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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