Wineries & Farm Breweries
On this page is information related to opening a small winery (producing less than 20,000 cases per year) in the unincorporated areas of Placer County. A Flowchart (PDF) is available that outlines the steps in the review/permit processes described in our Frequently Asked Questions.
- Agricultural Accessory Structures: An uninhabited structure or building designed and built to store farm animals, implements, supplies or products, that contains no residential use and is not open to the public. Includes: barns; grain elevators; silos, and other similar buildings and structures, but not commercial greenhouses (which are under "Plant Nurseries") or buildings for agricultural processing activities (which are under "Agricultural Processing").
- Promotional Events: An event sponsored by the property owner, an association of agricultural property owners, or similar organizations formed to assist the agricultural industry in the area, to promote the sale of Placer County wines, and which is intended to allow for the sampling and direct marketing and sales of wine produced on the premises or produced elsewhere from grapes grown on site. Such events include "winemaker's dinners."
- Winery Ordinance: The Winery Ordinance was created to provide for the orderly development of wineries. The Winery Ordinance does not waive any requirements from the various departments/divisions.
A valid Building Permit is required before inviting the public into a building.
- Building Permit Application (PDF)
- Plan Review Submittal (PDF)
- Tenant Improvement Plan Review Submittal (PDF)
View fee schedules for:
- Building Services Division (PDF)
- Engineering and Surveying Division (PDF)
- Environmental Health Services Division (PDF)
- Planning Services Division (PDF)
- Planning Services Division
Email Planning Services
- Building Services Division
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- Engineering and Surveying Division
Email Engineering and Surveying
- Environmental Health Services Division
Email Environmental Health Services
- Agriculture Department
Email the Agriculture Department
- Local Fire Department and/or CalFire