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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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Planning and Building Staff are available to assist you Online or by Phone or EmailIf you would like to submit a Building Permit or Land Use Permit Application, please use our online Permitting Services. You can also schedule a virtual meeting by making an appointment request onlineYou will receive a response within one business day.



The Permit Center Lobby is open to facilitate scheduling appointments and for permit correction return/pick-up. In-person appointments may be scheduled for planning questions, Business License Review, and building permit intake and issuance by calling 805-781-5600.  Appointment requests can also be submitted online here (scroll down past Contact Us to see Appointment Requests).

Appointments are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM -12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (the Permit Center is closed between 12:00 - 1:30 PM). 



Effective July 1st, 2020, a 2.39% convenience fee ($1.49 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.



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. 


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Building Inspections

Building Permits 

Code Enforcement 

Land Use Permits




Non-Emergency Inquiries 

For non-emergency inquiries, please leave a message at 805-781-5600 or fill out the  Non-Emergency Inquiry form


Requests for Public Records

For zoning questions, permit history inquiries, or other public records requests, please use the online form or email [email protected].  Information on this service can also be found here.


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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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