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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. You are also welcome to contact us with any comments or questions by visiting the about us page.

Click here for a one-page "What is LAFCO?" summary.

Click here to view the video of LAFCO's public workshop held on March 11, 2019.

Who uses LAFCO?

  • 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. 


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








PLEASE NOTE:  LAFCO office will be closed from Friday, March 20th through at least Wednesday, April 8 consistent with Napa County’s shelter-in-place order.  Staff will work remotely from home during this time, so if you need to reach us, please email staff or visit this website for more information.

The LAFCO meeting has been CANCELLED for Monday, April 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM

LAFCO has initiated a Municipal Service Review to evaluate all cities and special districts that provide water, wastewater, and/or recycled water in Napa County. Further details can be found on the project website by clicking here.

Click here to view a handout related to innovations in municipal service delivery. The handout was prepared by LAFCO staff and follows from a breakout session at the 2019 CALAFCO Annual Conference in Sacramento.

Click here to view a public hearing notice for LAFCO to consider adopting a proposed budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year on April 6, 2020.