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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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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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Field of green hemp plants Click to view article, County Hemp Ordinance Update

County Hemp Ordinance Update

On May 5, 2020, the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance allowing industrial hemp cultivation in certain unincorporated areas of the county with the exception of the Edna Valley area.

 Click to view article, New Inclusionary Housing Fees Take Effect on July 1, 2019

New Inclusionary Housing Fees Take Effect on July 1, 2019

Beginning July 1, 2019, building permits for new homes may be subject to a new inclusionary housing in-lieu fee.

 Click to view article, Board Adopts Phase II Cannabis Ordinance Amendments

Board Adopts Phase II Cannabis Ordinance Amendments

Board Adopts Phase II Cannabis Ordinance Amendments

 Click to view article, County Takes Steps to Make Affordable Housing More Available

County Takes Steps to Make Affordable Housing More Available

As a next step in the effort to make affordable housing available to county residents, the Board of Supervisors amended the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance at the March 12, 2019 meeting.

 Click to view article, Disaster Planning: Be a Part of the Process

Disaster Planning: Be a Part of the Process

We have witnessed natural disasters throughout California and even in neighboring counties. In San Luis Obispo County, the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is our guide for handling local disasters. This plan is updated regularly, and the County is working on this now. We need the public’s input.