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NOTE:  LAFCO office will be closed until further notice 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 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. 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.

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.    

                                                                                                                       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








LAFCO's next meeting will be a virtual Public Workshop to discuss the draft Countywide Water and Wastewater Municipal Service Review on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM via Zoom.   Agenda to follow.  The meeting can be accessed online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87121990067 or by telephone by dialing (669) 900-6833 and entering 87121990067# when prompted.


Please click here to view a second revised notice of public review and comment for a draft Countywide Water and Wastewater Municipal Service Review. Click here to view the draft report. A link to the draft report is also included in the notice. Comments on the draft report are welcome through 1:00 PM on July 20, 2020. LAFCO will also conduct a virtual public workshop on July 13, 2020 as described in the notice. All comments received by the July 20th deadline will be incorporated into a final report that will be considered for formal adoption at a future LAFCO meeting.  Further details can be found on the project website by clicking here.