The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is open by appointment only for limited building permit intake, correction returns/pick-up, and permit issuance. To set up an appointment, please call 805-781-5601.
To submit electronic Building Permit or Land Use Permit Applications, please visit the Permitting page.
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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.
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!
A draft Paso Basin Land Use Planting Ordinance is now available for public review and comment from October 25, 2021 to November 24, 2021.
The public comment period on the draft plan has been extended to 5 PM on October 22, 2021.