Update on County Offices and Facilities

Most County offices are open for business; but a few are providing limited public services or services by appointment only. In addition, many public counters are open including our Libraries, which are now fully open.

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we continue to ask that you complete transactions over the phone and online whenever possible. If these approaches will not work for specific problems you are encountering, please call the department providing the service and make an appointment before coming to County facilities. This will help alleviate your frustration. Please note that anyone who arrives at County facilities exhibiting clear signs of illness may be asked to leave the premises. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding at this time.

For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the County’s response, visit https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/COVID-19


Department/Division Phone Contact Link Status
Administrative Office
Contact Administrative Office

As of June 1, 2020 the Administration office is open to the public. If you have any questions please contact us via our website or by telephone at (805) 781-5011.

Agriculture / Weights and Measures
Contact Agriculture / Weights and Measures
Contact Airport

The Airport Terminal remains open and operational for both inbound and outbound flights. For specific flight information, please contact your airline directly.


Animal Services
Contact Animal Services


To schedule and appointment, please call (805)781-4400.

Contact Assessor
Auditor - Controller - Treasurer - Tax Collector - Public Administrator
Contact Auditor - Controller - Treasurer - Tax Collector - Public Administrator
Behavioral Health
Contact Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health clinics are open. Face masks are required at all times when indoors. View Hotline Numbers Here.

Board of Supervisors
Contact Board of Supervisors

As of June 1, 2020 the Board of Supervisors office is open to the public. If you have any questions please call (805) 781-5450.

Central Services
Contact Central Services

If you have questions regarding the Vet's Hall, please click here.

If you have general questions regarding COVID-19 or any updates related to the imapact on our community, please refer to www.slopublichealth.org/COVID19.

Child Support Services
Contact Child Support Services

The Child Support Services lobby continues to be open for contactless services. To get assistance from home, contact a child support specialist by calling (866) 901-3212, emailing [email protected], or visiting www.childsupport.ca.gov.

Clerk - Recorder
Contact Clerk - Recorder
County Administrative Officer
Contact County Administrative Officer
County Counsel
Contact County Counsel
County Fire Department
Contact County Fire Department
District Attorney
Contact District Attorney
Drug and Alcohol Services
Contact Drug and Alcohol Services
Emergency Services
Contact Emergency Services
Environmental Health
Contact Environmental Health
Grand Jury
Contact Grand Jury
Groundwater Sustainability
Contact Groundwater Sustainability
Health Agency
Contact Health Agency

The Health Agency is actively responding to COVID-19 and continuing to provide other essential services. Please see updates from Animal Services, Behavioral Health, Public Guardian and Public Health

Human Resources
Contact Human Resources
Information Technology
Contact Information Technology
Contact Library

Beginning Tuesday, June 22, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries will offer services at all 14 locations.

More Info

Parks and Recreation
Contact Parks and Recreation
Pension Trust
Contact Pension Trust
Planning and Building
Contact Planning and Building

The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is open by appointment only. A walk-in option is available for customers with questions on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM. Walk-ins are limited to 15 minutes each in order to accommodate as many people as possible. If you’d like to submit an application in person, please schedule an appointment by calling (805) 781-5600.

To submit electronic Building Permit or Land Use Permit Applications, please visit the Permitting page.

Contact Probation


BY PHONE – 805-781-4060
BY MAIL – Make Checks or Money Orders payable to:

County of San Luis Obispo Probation Department
1730 Bishop Street
San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Public Administrator
Contact Public Administrator
Public Defender
Contact Public Defender
Public Guardian
Contact Public Guardian
Public Health
Contact Public Health

The Public Health Department is actively responding to COVID-19. At the same time, we continue to provide essential services in the safest way possible, including telephone or remote appointments (through your mobile phone or computer) and in-person visits when needed. 

Public Works
Contact Public Works

Public Works is open for business. Our hours are 8 – 5, with closure from 12 – 1:30. Bus passes can be purchased at the Kiosk on the corner of Osos and Palm or by phone via slorta.org. Follow us on Twitter @SLOCountyPWD for the latest updates.

Public Works Water Quality Lab
Contact Public Works Water Quality Lab

Public Works is open for business. Our hours are 8 – 5, with closure from 12 – 1:30. Bus passes can be purchased at the Kiosk on the corner of Osos and Palm or by phone via slorta.org. Follow us on Twitter @SLOCountyPWD for the latest updates.

Risk Management
Contact Risk Management
Sheriff - Coroner
Contact Sheriff - Coroner

In response to the order for shelter in place, our department will be adjusting schedules of civilian staff which will impact daily functions. Please view the Updated Hours section for more information.

Social Services
Contact Social Services
Tax Collector
Contact Tax Collector
Contact Treasurer
UC Cooperative Extension
Contact UC Cooperative Extension

The UCCE facility is closed to the public until further notice.
We continue to provide essential services and are available remotely.
Please contact the Department via phone or email for additional information or to obtain services.

Phone: (805) 781-5940

Website for more contact info: cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu 

Veteran's Services
Contact Veteran's Services

Our office is currently open for In-Person and Phone appointments only. No walk-ins. Call 805-781-5766 or Click to make an appointment online.