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County of San Luis Obispo

Communities & Villages

Information on specific communities and villages throughout the unincorporated County.

Avila Beach

Active Planning Projects

Avila Community Plan - Envision Avila

Avila Beach Specific Plan

Avila Beach Specific Plan for land use permit information and design standards.

California Valley

Water is the primary issue in this area. Both quantity and quality are questionable in the area. The minimum well flow is 2.5 gallons per minute of potable water. Water is a minimum requirement to build a house. An all weather access road that meets the requirements of the fire safety plan could also be a significant expense. If the property is located in the Soda Lake SRA, new houses may require a variance.


Informational Documents

Foot Print, Gross Structural Area, and Deck Square Footage Maximums Based on Property Location and Property Size

Cambria Building Size Calculator

Cambria Residential Building Size Supplement

North Coast Area Community Plan

North Coast Area Community Plan for land use permit information and design standards in the urban area of Cambria.

Vacant Parcels in the Urban Area of Cambria

For the latest news on the water waitlist please visit the Cambria Community Service District (CCSD) website.


Cayucos Urban Area

Please review the Estero Area Plan for information on land use permit requirements, design standards, heigh limits, and setbacks within the Cayucos Urban Reserve Line (URL).

Cayucos Hillside Development

Please read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about development of Cayucos hillside parcels located outside of the Cayucos Urban Reserve Line (URL).

Los Osos

Informational Documents

Vacant Lots in Los Osos

Los Osos Building Moratorium

Estero Area Plan

Estero Area Plan for land use permit information and design standards.

Active Planning Projects

Los Osos Community Plan Update

Los Osos Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)


Information coming soon.


Information coming soon. 

San Miguel

San Miguel Community Plan

San Miguel Community Plan for land use permit information and design standards.