What We Do
The Department of Planning & Building is one of the County's land-based departments. The Department's roles and responsibilities are related to the development and use of real property. The Department consists of two primary functional areas: Policies & Programs and Permitting. These functional areas work together to support the Department's mission - promoting the wise use of land and helping to build great communities.
Policies & Programs
Sections in policies and programs focus on long-range planning, energy and housing programs. Additional sections provide departmental support for accounting, human resources, and information technology.
Sections in permitting focus on land use permits, environmental review, construction permits, and code enforcement.
EnerGov is Live!
New Permit Tracking and Land Management System Coming Soon
The Department of Planning & Building is getting a robust new permit tracking and land management system to improve operations and responsiveness. Due to the transition, system outages will occur on a national holiday weekend, February 9th through February 15th. We thank you for your patience.
Know Before You Grow
Do you have questions about the recently adopted regulations for cannabis activities in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County? Read on for more information regarding the permanent...