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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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E-Permits for Small Repairs or Installs


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.  

Who can use this service?

E-Permits are available to be submitted online by a California Licensed Contractor the ePermit process is currently only available to California licensed contractors and only in residential zones classified RMF, RR, RS, and RSF

 

What is the process?

Step 1: Apply Online

1. Access the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal. (If you do not have a log in, you will need to register by selecting “My Account.” Contractors should begin by selecting “Guide for Contractors.”) 

2. Select Apply 

3. Select “Construction Permits” 

4. Find the appropriate permit type for your project (i.e. Water Heater Replacement) 

5. Select Apply 

6. Follow the online directions to apply for your permit and pay the appropriate fees.  

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees. ePermits may be applied for and issued online. A valid credit card and access to a printer (to print receipt and construction permit) are required in order to utilize the ePermit process.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ePermit construction permit types are available?

Interior Drain Repair

For replacement of an existing sewer line inside a house, condominium or apartment.

Exterior Sewer Lateral Repair

For replacement of an existing sewer line between the house, condominium or apartment and the public sewer lateral line at the property line.

Water Heater Replacement

For replacement of an existing gas or electric water heater in the same location.

Water Piping Repair or Replacement

For replacement of existing interior or exterior water piping for a single family dwelling or auxiliary structures.

Electrical Panel Replacement

For replacement of the existing main electrical panel up to a maximum of 200 amps., in the same location, for a single family dwelling.

Forced Air Heating/Air Conditioning Unit Replacement

For replacement of the existing residential FAU, in the same location, for a single family dwelling.

Add or Repair Lighting, Switches and Receptacles

For new lighting or repair of existing lighting, switches and receptacles for a single family dwelling.

Finish Repair, Residing, Plastering, for Interior and Exterior Walls

For repair and/or replacement of exterior siding and exterior cement plaster wall finishes, as well as repairs and partial replacement of interior wall finishes for single family dwellings.

Residential Photovoltaic System

For installation of residential roof or ground mounted solar panels, using a micro-inverter (2-strings max). 

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