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.
Sections in permitting focus on land use permits, environmental review, construction permits, and code enforcement.
Disaster Planning: Be a Part of the Process
We have witnessed natural disasters throughout California and even in neighboring counties. In San Luis Obispo County, the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is our guide for handling local disasters. This plan is updated regularly, and the County is working on this now. We need the public’s input.
Our interactive Land Use View mapping application can be used to look up property information by assessor parcel number (APN) or address.
Customer Service Survey
Let us know how we're doing! Please provide your opinions and comments by completing our brief Department of Planning & Building customer survey.
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