Surface Mining Inspections
What is this service?
The State Office of Mine and Reclamation (OMR) requires the County to conduct annual mine inspections for all active mines within the unincorporated areas of the county. These inspections include on-site visits to ensure that the mines are operating within their approved boundaries and following the requirements of their approved reclamation plans.
Who can use this service?
Operators of active mines within the unincorporated areas of the county.
Is there a charge for this service?
Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.
What is the process?
Step 1: Schedule Inspection
Department of Planning & Building staff schedule an annual inspection, generally between July and the end of December.
Step 2: Complete Report
Staff completes the inspection report and sends it to the State, which then reviews the report to verify that the mine is in compliance with all applicable plans regulations and plans.
When and where is this service offered?
Active mines are inspected on an annual basis.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Old County Courthouse Building
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
976 Osos Street Room 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5600
Permits/Inspections: (805) 788-2076
Fax: (805) 781-1242