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!


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