Napa County opens another fire-recovery center

County of Napa Planning, Building and Environmental Services opens a popup fire-recovery center in the basement of the Administration Building, 1195 Third St., on Nov. 1, 2017. (FACEBOOK / NAPACOUNTY)


Napa County building and planning officials on Wednesday said another recovery center opened to address permitting related to the 2017 fires in unincorporated areas.

Planning, Building and Environmental Services established a popup recovery center (PURC), providing information on government or private debris- and ash-removal programs and assistance with right-of-entry forms. The center is set to address questions about U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work, temporary electrical permits, agricultural electrical permits, demolition permits for private debris and ash removal, and building permits for the reconstruction or replacement of structures within 2017 Napa Fire Complex areas.

The new center will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Auditor’s Office conference room, located in the basement of the Napa County Administrative Building, 1195 Third St., Napa. The county provides these directions to get to the center inside the building: Take the elevator to the basement and sign in electronically. A receptionist will greet people and direct them to a staff member who will help answer their questions and meet their permitting needs.

County planning and building department staff will continue its normal business operations at its public counter on the second floor of the Administration Building and also will be available to provide information, including right-of-entry Forms, at the Napa fire disaster local assistance center, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A.