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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?

  • 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.
  • Cities wishing to annex pockets or "islands" of unincorporated land located within their borders in order to avoid duplication of services with the county.
  • 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 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.

The position of LAFCO Alternate Public Member is currently vacant with an unexpired term ending May 4, 2020. Click here to view the notice of mid-term vacancy that also announces the Commission is accepting applications through July 18, 2019 to fill the position. Click here to view the application form.

Click here to view a public hearing notice for LAFCO to consider appointing an Alternate Public Member on August 5, 2019. The appointment will fill a vacancy for an unexpired term ending May 4, 2020.

Click here to view a public hearing notice for LAFCO to consider a final Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence Update for the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District on August 5, 2019.