What We Do
The Department of Planning and Building provides oversight of the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. Planning and Building performs all land use planning functions to maintain the wise use of land and to help build safe communities including policies, programs, permitting, environmental review and zoning enforcement.
New Fee Schedule Effective July 1, 2022
The Planning and Building Department conducted a comprehensive fee study which resulted in significant changes in our fees. These fees were then approved at a public hearing by the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors on December 14, 2021. These new fees will be effective July 1, 2022. Please take some time to review our updated fee schedule.
The updated fee schedule will be online at:
Fees - County of San Luis Obispo (ca.gov)
Permit Processing Status:
As of May 1, 2021, permit processing and review estimates are currently running past target dates. Permit applications are processed in the order they are received. Please note that applications and submittals that are complete provide for a thorough plan review on the first round. Please monitor the status of your project through CSS. Thank you for your patience!
2022 California Building Codes
On January 1, 2023, the County of San Luis Obispo will be adopting the 2022 California Building Codes. The last day to submit electronic construction permit applications will be December 23, 2022. All electronic permit application submittals received on or before December 23, 2022, will require all first installment fees to be paid, and a complete set of building plans with supporting documentation to be uploaded into the permit case no later than December 30, 2022. Staff will be verifying that only complete plans with supporting documentation are uploaded before they are submitted for review. Any electronic permit applications submitted after December 23, 2022, or those not meeting the above requirements by December 30, 2022, will not be processed until the office reopens on January 3, 2023, and will be subject to the 2022 California Building Code requirements.
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