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.

 

Permitting

Sections in permitting focus on land use permits, environmental review, construction permits, and code enforcement.

 

Featured News

The Department of Planning and Building is seeking public comment on amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

Public Input Needed to Move Forward on Housing Ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building is asking for the public’s input as the department works on updates or amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Public...

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Seeking public comment on changes to the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Fund

County Seeks Public Comment on Inclusionary Housing Fees

The Department of Planning and Building is seeking public comment on amendments to the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Fund.

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Property Information

Our interactive Land Use View mapping application can be used to look up property information by assessor parcel number (APN) or address.

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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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