Zoning & Allowable Uses

Zoning defines how property in specific geographic zones can be used. In the un-incorporated County of San Luis Obispo, the Zoning and Land Use are one in the same. The following will provide steps for how to find out a parcel's zoning (i.e. land use) and other tips to discovering what land uses are allowable and what permits would be required.

Zoning & Allowable Uses

This page is to guide you through the process of figuring out the Zoning (i.e. Land Use Category) of a parcel and the possible allowable land uses and permit requirements.

A parcel has an Assessor Parcel Number (APN), and this is how the County identifies the location of a property.  A property can have multiple parcels, and therefore, multiple parcel numbers.

The steps provide an overview on how to discover the Zoning of a parcel and possible allowable land uses and land use permit requirements.