Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance

On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, the County held an Agricultural Worker Housing Workshop to discuss the framework of the ordinance. The discussion focused on current developmental barriers on the permitting process, allowable density, location of housing, minimum lot size, and design of agricultural worker housing. There was general support to eliminate the required distance to agricultural use, to remove the minimum lot size for Group Quarters, and to include livability considerations. The theme of the conversation was to make it easier to build agricultural worker housing in Rural and Agricultural land use categories so pressure and demand in urban areas may be reduced.

County staff will use feedback from this workshop to assist in drafting the ordinance.

Project Contacts

Comments and questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be submitted via email to or mailed to the following address:

Department of Planning & Building
ATTN: Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance/Brian Pedrotti
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Project Progress




Research and Summary Report Complete
Ordinance Framework Complete
Public Workshop Complete
Public Review Drafts Winter 2018
Public Hearing Draft Early 2019
Planning Commission Recommendation Spring 2019
Board of Supervisors Adoption Summer 2019
Inland Ordinance Effective Date Summer 2019
Coastal Zone Ordinance Effective Date Fall to Winter 2019


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