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NOTE: LAFCO office is closed until further notice consistent with Napa County’s shelter-in-place order. Staff works remotely from home, so if you need to reach us, please email staff and we will respond as soon as possible. Staff contact information is available by clicking "Contact Us" at the top of this website or by clicking here.

Thank you for visiting the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) of Napa County’s website; the governmental agency designated by the California Legislature to manage local governmental boundaries, evaluate municipal services, and protect prime agriculture lands.  LAFCO will be proactive in raising awareness and building partnerships to accomplish this through its special studies, programs and actions.

Everything you need to understand and work with LAFCO is available on this website.  This includes downloading application materials, viewing staff reports and studies, and identifying helpful resources relating to growth management in Napa County as well as for the entire San Francisco Bay Area region.

CALAFCO (California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions) is an organization dedicated to assisting member LAFCos with educational, technical and legislative resources that otherwise would not be available.  To learn more about CALAFCO, please view the following video:   https://vimeo.com/260286274

Click here for a WHAT IS LAFCO? brochure


  • Cities wishing to annex pockets or "islands" of unincorporated land located within their borders in order to avoid duplication of services with the county.
  • Individual home owners requesting annexation to a sewer district due to a failing septic tank.
  • Developers seeking annexation to cities in order to obtain more favorable development and urban services extended to the new housing.
  • Special Districts or cities seeking to consolidate two or more governmental agencies into one, thereby streamlining their services and reducing the cost to local taxpayers. 

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The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM. The meeting will be conducted virtually as a Zoom webinar. The agenda and Zoom webinar access information will be provided no later than Wednesday, January 27, 2021.


The LAFCO website now has a page specific to island annexation information. Click here to view the page or navigate to the drop-down menu under "Resources" --> "Island Annexation".


The position of LAFCO Public Member is currently vacant with an unexpired term ending May 2, 2022. Click here to view the notice of mid-term vacancy that also announces the Commission is accepting applications through March 1, 2021 to fill the position. Click here to view the application form. Applications should be delivered to the LAFCO office or emailed to Executive Officer Brendon Freeman at bfreeman@napa.lafco.ca.gov