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COVID-19 Updates: Get the latest public information related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at ReadySLO.org.

The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is closed to the public until further notice. Many services are available virtually. Please refer to our website for more information.  

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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)

The County of San Luis Obispo provides online services through our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Permit Portal to submit building permit and planning applications, request a building inspection, research permits and property information, and to pay fees.

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Permit Processing

We are now accepting building permit submittals and planning applications. Please go to our Permitting page for more information. 

 

PROCESSING FEE NOTICE

Effective July 1st, 2020, a 2.39% convenience fee ($1.00 minimum) will be added to all credit card transactions and a $1.49 flat rate convenience fee will be added to all e-checks for processing.

 

COVID-19 Response Updates

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

For information on the status of the Department of Planning and Building's public meetings including Temporary Meeting Procedures, please refer to the Boards and Commissions webpage. 

NOTICE OF FEDERAL FUNDS FROM THE CARES ACT

CARES Act Funding Availability

News and Announcements

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA)

The Planning and Building Department is seeking public comment on a draft application and a 5 year funding plan for the State Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program. Please click here for more information and a link to the draft PLHA and 5- Year Funding Plan.

 

Department Contacts

 

Building Inspections, Septic and Stormwater 

Normal Building Inspections, Septic Inspections and Stormwater continue to be performed daily.  

Building Inspection Contact: Michelle Freeman [email protected] 805-461-6199 

Stormwater Contact: Anthony Schuetze [email protected] 805-781-5602 

Septic System Contact: Michael Byrd [email protected] 805-781-1537 

 

Building Permits 

Contact

Don Moore [email protected] 805-781-5629 

Mike Stoker [email protected] 805-781-1543 

 

Land Use Permits

Contact:

Karen Nall [email protected] 805 781-5606

 

Emergency Permits 

Emergency Permits are permits that are required to mitigate an immediate threat to health and safety.  Examples of these types of permits – Electrical, plumbing or mechanical, structural damage, landslide, failed septic or sanitary sewer, or other catastrophic event.  

Contact:

Cheryl Journey: [email protected] 805-781-1314  

Don Moore: [email protected] 805-781-5629 

 

Code Enforcement 

Investigations are continuing. 

Contact: Matt Janssen: [email protected]  805-781-5104 

 

Non-Emergency Inquiries 

For non-emergency inquiries, please leave a message at 805-781-5600 or fill out the  Non-Emergency Inquiry form. We are reviewing inquiries on a case-by-case basis and responses to non-emergency inquiries could be delayed. 

 

Research Requests

For zoning questions, permit history inquiries, or other research requests, please email: [email protected] and our staff will follow up. 

 

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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.

Launch Land Use View Application


Online Services (CSS)

The County of San Luis Obispo provides online services through our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Permit Portal to submit building permit and planning applications, request a building inspection, research permits and property information, and to pay fees.

Launch CSS