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.

 

Featured News

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Industrial Hemp Ordinance Draft Available for Public Review and Comment

The public has until Thursday, December 19, 2019, to provide comments on the County of San Luis Obispo Draft Industrial Hemp Ordinance.

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Fair Housing Plan Draft Available for Public Comment

The draft plan is available for public review and comment until Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

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Interactive Maps (Land Use View)

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

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Online Services (CSS Portal)

The County of San Luis Obispo provides online services through Citizen Self Service (CSS) to request a building inspection, research construction permits and property information, and to pay fees.

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