I am having difficulty understanding my permit, what should I do?

Landowners may schedule an appointment to review their permit with the Napa County Planning, Building and Environmental Services Department and apply for a “status determination.” A status determination is a review of the existing entitlements and clarifies what they allow.   If a status determination application is submitted prior to 2:00 pm on March 29, 2019, and based on the staff response the owner determines that there may be a violation, the deadline to submit a use permit or modification application will be extended by the time needed to process the status determination application, not to exceed 120 days.

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1. What does the Code Compliance Program seek to accomplish?
2. Is the Code Compliance program just for wineries and vineyard production?
3. I own property in the unincorporated County, what do I need to do?
4. I am having difficulty understanding my permit, what should I do?
5. What is the process for applying for a permit for voluntary compliance?
6. What happens after I submit an application for a use permit modification prior to March 29, 2019?
7. If I submit an application to voluntarily comply with my use permit, am I exempt from penalties?
8. How long does the use permit process take?
9. Why should I go through the status determination process?
10. How long does a status determination take?
11. How much does a status determination cost?
12. Does a status determination require a hearing?
13. Is a status determination an approval?
14. Am I allowed to continue my current level of operation while I go through the use permit or use permit modification process?
15. What happens if I am out of compliance with my use permit and do not apply for voluntary compliance by the March 29, 2019 deadline?
16. Whom do I call with questions?