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County of San Luis Obispo

As-Built Grading Permits

The process for obtaining a grading permit for grading that was done without a permit ("as-built") is the same as the process for obtaining a normal grading permit. However, as-built grading permits may incur violation fees in addition to grading permit fees. If an as-built grading permit is issued, the area subject to the as-built grading permit must be excavated and soil removed and/or replaced, as directed by a licensed engineer. This allows the engineer to evaluate the grading and ensure that it meets all county requirements. Additionally, mitigation measures may have to be performed, if the as-built grading permit is also subject to a land use permit.

If an as-built grading permit cannot be issued, the property may need to be partially or completely restored to its original state.