What is this service?
This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate an Organized Camp or Temporary Camp within San Luis Obispo County.
Organized camp (California Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2.3, Sections 18897 – 18897.7 )
(a) "Organized camp" means a site with program and facilities established for the primary purposes of providing an outdoor group living experience with social, spiritual, educational, or recreational objectives, for five days or more during one or more seasons of the year.
(b) The term "organized camp" does not include a motel, tourist camp, trailer park, resort, hunting camp, auto court, labor camp, penal or correctional camp nor does it include a child care institution or home-finding agency.
(c) The term "organized camp" also does not include any charitable or recreational organization which complies with the rules and regulations for recreational trailer parks provided for by subdivision (b) of Section 18301 of the California Health and Safety Code.
Temporary Camp (County of San Luis Obispo County Code Title 8 Chapter 8.64)
"Temporary camp" means a site where camping activity occurs for more than forty-eight consecutive hours and less than thirteen consecutive days, and where said camping activity involves one hundred or more people at any time. The terms "temporary camp" does not include "labor camp," "organized camp" "mobilehome park," "travel trailer park," "recreational trailer park," "temporary trailer park," "incidental camping areas," or "tent camp" all as described and regulated by the California Health and Safety Code and other laws enacted pursuant thereto. The term "temporary camp" also does not include a penal or correctional camp or any camping activity on publicly owned or controlled land.
Who can use this service?
This service is available to all businesses wishing to obtain an initial permit or renew a permit for an Organized Camp within the County of San Luis Obispo.
Is there a charge for this service?
Organized Camps are required to maintain an annual permit to operate and are fee exempt.
Temporary Camps with 100 or more campers, operating more than forty-eight (48) consecutive hours and less than thirteen (13) consecutive days, please refer to our Fee Schedule or contact our office at (805) 781-5544.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
Please visit us, email us, contact us, or call our office to begin the process.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Environmental Health Division
2156 Sierra Way Suite B San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
Tel: (805) 781-5544
Fax: (805) 781-4211