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.
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
Don Moore [email protected] 805-781-5629
Mike Stoker [email protected] 805-781-1543
Land Use Permits
Karen Nall [email protected] 805 781-5606
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.
Cheryl Journey: [email protected] 805-781-1314
Don Moore: [email protected] 805-781-5629
Investigations are continuing.
Contact: Matt Janssen: [email protected] 805-781-5104
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.
For zoning questions, permit history inquiries, or other research requests, please email: [email protected] and our staff will follow up.
County Hemp Ordinance Update
On May 5, 2020, the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance allowing industrial hemp cultivation in certain unincorporated areas of the county with the exception of the Edna Valley area.
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.