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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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Building Forms & Documents > User Guides

Name Description Type
Ag-Guide_FIN_upd_2020_v2 File
Approved Special Inspectors & Firms The downloadable list of approved special inspectors and firms for the Special Inspections Program (BLD-2035) File
Building Project Checklist A fillable checklist for building projects to assist with documents, process, and fees (BLD-3038) File
Commercial Conventional Construction Checklist BCCC Commercial Conventional Construction - CBC Section 2308 File
Construction Permit Submittal Requirements This is the current checklist of the requirements for construction permit submittals (Document BLD-2001) File
ePermit Guide This is a guide for submitting e-permits. The system is only available to California licensed contractors (BLD-2010) File
General Notes for Structural Observation This document has general notes for structural observation that must be attached to submitted building plans, as required by the Structural Observation Program (BLD-2036) File
Green Building Code Residential Plan Checklist Green Building Code Residential Plan Checklist File
Height Certification Land use permits or building permits may have building height restrictions that are addressed in this handout File
Hoop Structure Guide This guide explains the requirements for hoop structures that may be exempt from building permits (Document BLD-2003) File
Minimum Construction Specifications Minimum Construction Specifications General Notes on Plans File
Non-Residential Energy Checklist BCNR - Non-Residential Energy Code Checklist 2013 File
Photovoltaic Electric Systems (Solar) This is a guide to requesting permits for a photovoltaic electric system permit, otherwise known as a solar permit (Document BLD-2006) File
Photovoltaic Inspection Procedures This is an inspection guide for photovoltaic system installers (Document BLD-2007) File
Residential Deck Plan Checklist Residential Deck Plan Checklist - 2013 CRC File
Residential Energy 2013 Residential Energy 2013 File
Residential Permit Fees Guide This is a tabular, 3-fold guide to residential permit fees (Document BLD-2005) File
Shade Cloth Structure Guide This guide clarifies the requirements for shade cloth structures that may be exempt from building permits (Document BLD-2002) File
Single Family Dwelling Non-Structural Plan Checklist Single Family Dwelling Non-Structural Plan Checklist - 2013 CRC File
Single Family Dwelling Structural Plan Checklist Single Family Dwelling Structural Plan Checklist - 2013 CRC File
Site Plan & General Requirements Checklist Site Plan & General Requirements Checklist File
Slope Setbacks A PDF handout describing acceptable slope setbacks per 2016 California Building Code (CBC) & 2016 California Residential Code (CRC) (BLD-2022) File
Special Inspection Program This document explains the entire Special Inspections process, as well as clarifying the roles for everyone involved; all accompanying documents are listed on the Special Inspections page File
Structural Observation Program The Structural Observation Program fully outlines the uses and processes of structural observation on a project File
Washing Machine Greywater Sump This guide details how to properly set up a greywater disposal system for washing machine effluent (BLD-2008) File
Wildland and Urban Interface Plan Checklist BW-Chapter 7A Wildland and Urban Interface Plan Checklist 2013 File

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.

Launch CSS