A building permit is required for the installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations for all residential and commercial buildings. According to County of San Luis Obispo Building and Construction Ordinance Title 19 (Section 19.09.016), these permits will go through an expedited process.
Solar Photovoltaic System Permit
Review the Solar Photovoltaic checklist and submittal requirements
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Permit
Review the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Permit checklist and submittal requirements
Permit applications that meet checklist requirements will be administratively approved through the Building Division. The EVCS project review is limited to health and safety requirements found under local, state and federal law.
For expedited plan review and inspection process please verify your project complies with all applicable code provisions with the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Inspection Checklist.
Who can use this service?
A state licensed contractor acting on behalf of a property owner can apply for a construction permit via CSS.
NOTE: Property owners and/or agents acting on behalf of the property owner need to schedule an appointment by calling 805-781-5600 and submit for a renewable energy permit with paper plans.
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.