Napa County has a great website with a huge amount of information that you will find helpful as a seller and a buyer. To access a property report of a particular property click on http://gis.napa.ca.gov/ and follow these steps:
- Click on Analysis on the left hand side
- Click on Parcel Report under it. A window will pop up.
- Put the parcel number or the address in
- Click Submit
- Click on Download property report.
The report will tell you the zoning of the property, if it’s in the flood zone or a ground water deficient area.
To access an aerial of the property and surrounding parcels, follow steps 1 to 4 and then:
Click on close rather than download property report
Click on the colorful boxes in the bottom left hand corner of the screen
Put a check mark in Aerial Photos 2011 in the left hand list and the aerial will appear.
Having just finished building a home on a vacant creek side parcel covered in trees, I was fortunate to get firsthand experience of the complexities and challenges of undergrounding utilities, re-routing the neighboring gas and well water lines, installing a new bridge, navigating septic issues and engineering the building site up, so I thought I would share some helpful information from the County for anyone brave enough to consider building or remodeling in Napa Valley.