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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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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 Inspections


The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is closed to the public until further notice. Many services are available virtually. Please refer to our website for more information.  

What is the process?

Step 1: Schedule Inspection

A contractor or permit-holder schedules the applicable inspection(s) for a construction project, identified by its permit number. To schedule an inspection, please use the Department of Planning and Building’s Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal or fill out an online form available through this link.

You can also call (805) 788-6602 or email [email protected]. All requests must be received before midnight for an inspection the following business day.

Step 2: Inspector Assigned

An inspector is assigned and the contractor or permit holder is provided with a two-hour window in which the inspection will occur for each scheduled inspection.

Step 3: Inspection Performed

The inspector performs the inspection and provides the results to the contractor or permit holder.

Who can use this service?

Anyone with a valid county construction permit or grading permit can schedule an inspection.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

All portions of a project that require a permit are required to be inspected before the work is covered or concealed. Inspections can be scheduled at any time using the Department's Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal or by calling (805) 788-6602. Inspections can be scheduled for Monday through Friday, with the following exceptions:

Building Inspection Availability in Select Areas
Area Availability
Oak Shores/Interlake Road Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only
Running Deer/Chimney Rock Tuesday and Thursday only
California Valley/Cuyama Wednesday only

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

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