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San Luis Obispo County, California

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Whether you're doing business with the County and would like to submit a bid or proposal, or you own or would like to start a business of your own, you'll find the information you need here—from current bids to business licenses, building permits, regulations, and fictitious business names.

Resources for Business Owners

Fictitious Business Name Filings

Click here to search for, apply for, or get more information regarding fictitious business names in the County of San Luis Obispo


Health-related Permits and Forms

Click here for important health permits and forms related to business.


Apply for a Building Permit

Get the standard permit application and access frequently asked questions and answers through the Planning & Building Department


Apply for a Business License

Starting a business in the unincorporated areas of the county? Staff at the Tax Collector's Office can help you apply for a business license.


Building Permit Status

Want to check the status of your building permit? Our online PermitView map can help you do just that from the comfort of your office or home.


Bid Opportunities

We offer a comprehensive and easy web-based eProcurement system that allows our vendors to get automatic notifications and transmittals of bid solicitations. It also provides access to bid opportunities with other government entities. Get current bid and proposal information now.


Land Use Regulations

Get to know the County's various land-use ordinances that are currently in effect as part of our General Plan.  


Transient Occupancy Tax

Understand the County's transient occupancy tax, or TOT, by visiting the Tax Collector's website.


Doing Business with the County

The County's Purchasing staff are responsible for issuing County-wide Master Agreements as well as managing over $100 million in annual spend through the various departments of the County as they purchase equipment, goods and services. Find out more.



Related County Departments

Several County departments work with business owners frequently and can help you start a business, apply for permits, check the status of your permits, and more. The following departments are great resources for any business owner in SLO County.


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