Construction Permit Support Services

Services supporting building permit applications

Contractor License Verification

This form can be used to add California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) information to an existing PermitSLO (aka Customer Self-Service (CSS) account. You will receive an email verifying your request has been submitted. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

Naming Conventions for Construction Permits

Guides for how to name construction permits when submitting online applications.

Online Services Instructions

The PermitSLO Portal allows the public to interact with the EnerGov permit tracking and land management system. Through PermitSLO you have the ability to look up permit details, pay fees, and schedule building inspections. The systems also allows licensed contractors to apply for specific types of construction permits.



Information on fees.

Frequently Asked Questions for Building (Construction) Permits

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the building permit process.

Geologic Report and Review

Geologic reports are required for most projects requiring a building permit within a designated Geologic Study Area (GSA). GSAs include areas of seismic, landslide, liquefaction, erosion, and stability hazards.

Recycling Receipts

This service provides a step by step process to submit your waste and recycling receipts for approval.

Beginning January 1, 2017, new “Cal Green” Building Codes requires all structures to recycle 65% of the waste generated by construction and demo. In addition, San Luis Obispo Green Building Ordinance requires you to recycle 75% of the waste from all projects. 

Before you receive a County permit you must tell the County how you will handle the project’s waste.

Once the project has reached completion, submit your waste and recycling receipts for approval 7 days before you need the Final Building Inspector sign-off. Submittals are taken in the order received, so try to be sure everything is provided, or delays could result.

Re-Submittals for Construction Permit Applications Under Review

The Permit Center Lobby is open to facilitate scheduling appointments and for permit correction returns/pick-up. All permit applications submitted with hardcopy plans will be processed and issued in that format. We are not able to switch to electronic submittal after processing begins. If you have questions, please contact your designated plans examiner, land use technician, or their supervisor.  

In-person appointments may be scheduled for Building Permit Intake, correction return/pick-up and issuance by calling 805-781-5600. Appointments are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Closed 12:00-1:30 PM). 

Structural Observation Program

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building provides the local building industry with the Structural Observation Program. Use of the program is mandatory when any structural observation is required on a project. The program provides a complete overview of the requirements for owners, design professionals, special inspectors, contractors, the building official, and all staff involved.