Agricultural Exempt Building Application
What is this service?
Regulations contained in Title 19 of the San Luis Obispo County Code exempt certain agricultural accessory buildings from the necessity of having a building permit. In order to qualify for the exemption, a proposed agricultural accessory building must meet the definition of such buildings contained in Section 202 of the 2016 California Building Code, as well as the specific criteria in Section 19.02.020(f)1.19:a-q of the County’s Building and Construction Ordinance. Approval of an exempt agricultural building only entitles the use itself; separate permits may also be required for any construction or grading activities. Please following the steps to apply for an agricultural exempt building.
What is the process?
Step 1: Submit Application, Site Plan & Floor Plan
- A complete Agricultural Building Exemption Application including all initials and signatures
- Site Plan must be drawn to scale and include:
- Property boundaries and fronting street(s)
- Footprint of all existing and proposed buildings and driveways
- Location of existing and proposed easements (when applicable)
- Distances between all existing and proposed structures and between all structures and exterior property lines
- Location of existing wells and septic systems
- Floor Plan must be drawn to scale and include:
- Stairs to open storage loft shown if applicable
Email the complete application package and site plan to:
Step 3: Review by Staff
Planning & Building staff reviews the application for consistency with the exempt agricultural building standards listed on the application and contact you within 2 business days.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
Is there a charge for this service?
Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
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