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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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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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Many green cannabis plants Click to view article, Cannabis Ordinance Amendments Available for Public Review

Cannabis Ordinance Amendments Available for Public Review

On March 26, 2019, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors directed Planning and Building staff to prepare amendments to the current cannabis ordinance, which are being considered as “Phase III.”

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, Notice of Change in Public Facilities Fees for New Construction

Notice of Change in Public Facilities Fees for New Construction

Adjusted fees will take effect January 4, 2020.

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Accessory Dwelling Unit Laws Explained

On October 9, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed several bills to further facilitate the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Specifically, the signing of SB 13, AB 68, and AB 881 made significant changes to State ADU Law.

Field of green hemp plants Click to view article, Industrial Hemp Ordinance Next Steps

Industrial Hemp Ordinance Next Steps

The Industrial Hemp Ordinance will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on April 7, 2020.