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.

Permitting

Sections in permitting focus on land use permits, environmental review, construction permits, and code enforcement.

 

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Featured News

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Extended Hours for Code Enforcement Service

County Code Enforcement is now offering an on-call service for community issues that may come up on weekends and holidays.

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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...

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Property Information

Our interactive Land Use View mapping application can be used to look up property information by assessor parcel number (APN) or address.

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Customer Service Survey

Let us know how we're doing! Please provide your opinions and comments by completing our brief Department of Planning & Building customer survey.

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