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Property Uses and Development

Property Zoning and Land Use

If you have an Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) or address of a particular property, you can use our look up property zoning information here:

Property Zoning Information Lookup


The County of San Luis Obispo has a Growth Management Ordinance that meters the number of residential dwelling units that are available in any one fiscal year in the unincorporated area. In order to secure one of these units, a request called an "allocation" is required.  On August 12, 2008, the Board of Supervisors approved the housekeeping updates for the Growth Management Ordinance, Title 26.  One of the revisions was that the word "allotment" would no longer be used.  The term "allocation" has been expanded as follows:  An "allocation" for a waiting list is a request for dwelling units in areas where a waiting list exists.  An "allocation" with permit is a request for dwelling units in areas where units are immediately available provided the applicant has a full set of construction drawings and has completed any required use permit review (formerly called an allotment).

Every week, a new list of the available Allocations is created.  You can view these lists here:

Weekly Allocation Updates for 2017

Weekly Allocation Updates for 2016

Weekly Allocation Updates for 2015

Weekly Allocation Updates for 2014

Weekly Allocation Updates for 2013

Weekly Allocation Updates for 2012

We've designed a guide to help answer your questions about the Growth Management - Allocation process.  View the guide here:

Guide to Growth Management - Allocations

Allocation Application 

Road Naming  

We've put together information on road naming and creating addresses.  View that information here:

Road Names and Addresses 


Smart Growth and Strategic Growth 

The County Board of Supervisors approved a new direction for Strategic Growth on April 28, 2009, toward more complete, affordable and sustainable communities and rural areas.  Learn more about it here.

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