Due to state mandates, the County requires that property owners affected by recent fires submit forms related to Hazardous Debris and Ash Removal by December 15. Property owners are subject to court action if the deadline is not met. For comprehensive information on requirements visit Napa County's website.
For general questions about debris removal processes, please call the Napa County PBES Wildfire Assistance Hotline (707) 299-1350. For additional information visit Napa County's Fire Debris Information page and Phase I and Phase II Documents and Instructions page.
Schedule an appointment with Napa County to review your plan.
Since Napa County's website is not tailored to vineyard properties, NVG has created the following FAQ for NVG members.
1. Who does this deadline apply to?
2. Which form applies to my property?
3. What is due by December 15?
Only the forms listed above are due by the December 15 deadline. The work is done over a longer period of time.
4. What are the costs associated with private debris and ash clean-up?
Costs are site specific and vary based on fire severity and damage. Costs to property owners may range between $25K and $75K.
5. What if I can't afford to do this work or if I am facing some other hardship?
Contact the Napa County Planning, Building, Environmental Services (PBES) Department.
6. Where can I dispose of damaged drip lines and stakes?
At this time, drip lines must be disposed of at a landfill or transfer station.
Burned metal debris, such as metal stakes, may be recycled as scrap steel at:
7. Where can I get more information?
Contact Napa County and/or watch recordings of the County's Virtual Community Meetings.