Lake Hennessey Boating & Fishing

The general public is permitted to enjoy the sports of boating and fishing at Lake Hennessey, the City of Napa's largest local reservoir.  Fees, hours, and rules are summarized below.

No bodily contact with water is permitted.  No paddleboards.

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Vacation Rental Permits

*** New Vacation Rental Permits applications are not being accepted at this time ***

All Non-Hosted Accommodation and Hosted Accommodation permits have been issued. There are currently wait lists for both types of permits.  

No applications will be accepted until there are permits available to issue and the respective wait list has been exhausted. 

For a list of Active Vacation Rental Permits, click here.

Vacation rentals are residential dwellings that allow for the lodging of guests for periods of fewer than 31 days. This website provides information regarding the regulation of these rentals.

Napa Municipal Code Section 17.52.515 permits two types of Vacation Rentals – Non-Hosted (Whole House) and Hosted Accommodations.

Non-Hosted Accommodation means a vacation rental business for which the owner (or authorized agent) is not required to reside at the vacation rental unit.
Maximum Number of Non-Hosted Permits: 41
Permit Transferability Allowed: Yes (see Transferability Process below)

Hosted Accommodations means a vacation rental business for which the owner resides at the vacation rental unit, and the owner sleeps at the vacation rental unit while it is being rented.  No more than two bedrooms are rented for transient occupancy.
Maximum Number of Hosted Accommodation Permits: 60
Permit Transferability Allowed: No

Applications for new Vacation Rental Permits or Wait Lists are only accepted during advertised submittal periods.  Submittal periods will be advertised on this website and in the Napa Valley Register.  Applications submitted outside of the advertised submittal periods will not be accepted.

Existing Non-Hosted Vacation Rental Permits may be transfered to new owners, subject to Napa Municipal Code Subsection 17.52.515(f)(2).  Applications for Non-Hosted Permit Transfers may be submitted at any time.


     Ordinance O2015-13
     Appeal Application [vacation rental permits only]
     Application - Hosted Accommodation [updated 01.19.2017]
     Application - Transfer (Non-Hosted only) [updated 01.19.2017]
     Application - Non-Hosted (Wait List) [updated 01.19.2017]
     Example - Site Plan
     Example - Rental Agreement
     Fire & Life Safety Self-Inspection for Vacation Rentals [updated 06.29.2016]
     Mailing Label Information
     Standardized City Rules for Inclusion in all Contracts [Microsoft Word - .doc]

Recycling and Solid Waste Division



The City of Napa Materials Diversion Division (aka Recycling Division) is responsible for the work to meet the City's Disposal Reduction Policy and the State of California's mutual goal of diverting at least 75% of waste away from landfill by the year 2020.  The Materials Diversion Division also administers the recycling and solid waste collection contract.

Rate Information

Information on Changes to 2015 and 2016 Rates for the Collection of Solid Waste, Recyclable Materials, Yardwaste and Food Scraps in the City of Napa


Napa County Recycling Guide

Check out the 22-page recycling guide in your phone book yellow pages for complete details about our programs, or click on the following link:

Reduce, Reuse, & Recycling Guide


Click on the links below for specific program information:

Single Stream Recycling

Residential Curbside Service

Business Recycling

Special Event Recycling

School Education

E-waste Recycling

CalMax - Materials Exchange

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling

FREE Home Composting Workshops

Pay your garbage bill 

Napa Recycling & Composting Facility - Credit Application

Enclosure Standards & Guidelines 

Disposal Reduction Policy


City of Napa Recycling Division: 257-9200 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For service related questions, please call Napa Recycling & Waste Services at 255-5200 or visit their website at

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Code Enforcement

Welcome to the Code Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department.  It's primary responsibility is enforcing the City's Municipal Code pertaining to public nuisances, land use violations, and building code violations.

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The Changing Face of Napa

"The Changing Face of Napa" is more than the title of the newsletter of the City's Economic Development and Redevelopment Departments - it reflects the new thinking about Napa's economy and the future. With the private sector increasingly interested in the burgeoning City of Napa business environment, it's become apparent that the City is joining its Napa Valley neighbors as a premier destination for visitors.

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