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If your property was damaged or destroyed, we are here to help. Visit the Local Assistance Center (LAC) website for information and resources. As information becomes available on the recovery processes for handling hazardous waste, debris removal, and rebuilding in the days to come, we will continue to post information online and through social media to keep you informed. You can also visit our 'Rebuilding After the Fire' web page, which includes helpful information for property owners and their agents, as it becomes available. 

CAL FIRE has released a map of properties damaged and destroyed within the LNU Lightning Complex Fires. The map includes a list of damaged and destroyed structures provided by CAL FIRE’s Damage Inspection Teams. Damage inspections, including locations, are preliminary and numerous sites still require confirmation. You can find the link to the map here.

We are working diligently to prepare for the recovery and rebuilding work that is ahead of us. We will do all that we can to assist those impacted in a thoughtful and efficient manner once we are able to proceed with the next steps of the recovery operations, debris removal and rebuilding processes. 

UPDATE: The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is providing direct assistance to all counties impacted by the LNU Lightning Complex Fires to conduct the Phase I household hazardous waste and bulk asbestos containing material removal activities and provide the necessary clearances for the safe removal of demolition/fire debris. Inspections began on September 14, 2020 and could take several weeks or months to complete depending on your location. Contractors will be going door to door so you will not have to schedule an appointment. Property owners cannot opt out of household hazardous waste / asbestos assessment and removal activities being conducted by DTSC. 

Once Phase I is complete, DTSC will post a sign on the property indicating that household hazardous waste removal has been completed. This means that your property has been assessed and household hazardous waste (HHW) and asbestos removed. HHW can include propane tanks, batteries, paints, fuels, oils, paint thinner, compressed gas cylinders, or aerosol cans. Any HHW that was accessible and identifiable was removed from your property. Please refer to the FAQs for Hazardous Material Removal (phase 1), for additional information. For maps and other resources related to the assessment and cleanup process, please visit:  

Napa County is actively working with local, State and Federal partners to develop the Phase II debris removal options; as soon as that information is available we will post it online and get the message out by social media.  The public should continue to check the County online resources here and the Local Assistance Center web pages for additional sources of information and links related to returning to your home and personal safety, as content will continue to be added as it becomes available. Note: fire debris is hazardous and extreme caution should be taken.


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.

For a one-stop shop of all things maps and data, please visit or click on the image below (please note that this app will not work in Internet Explorer):

For more content-specific maps, please try one of these:

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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