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The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is open by appointment only for limited building permit intake, correction returns/pick-up and to schedule virtual meetings. To submit electronic Building Permit or Land Use Permit Applications please visit  our website.

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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. 

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!



Sections in permitting focus on land use permits, land divisionspre-application meetingsenvironmental review, construction permits, permit inspections, and other permitting related processes, including Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).  

EnergGov Map

Property Search & Interactive Map

Use CSS Permit Portal and our interactive Land Use View mapping application to look up property information by assessor parcel number (APN), address, or plan or permit number.

Community Relations

Community Engagement

Connect with Community Advisory Councils, keep up-to-date on Active Planning Projects  through out the County, address code violations and unlicensed vacation rentals, and submit Requests for Public Records.


Law Library

Codes and Ordinances

Access the unincorporated County of San Luis Obispo codes and ordinances.

SLO County BOS Chambers Meeting

Meetings, Hearings, Agendas, and Minutes

Look up the meetings, hearings, agendas and minutes for a particular Board or Commission. 


Contact Us

Contact Us

For general inquires, please contact us. If you would like to schedule a virtual meeting to have an initial discussion about a project please request an appointment.

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