Land Use Permit Time Extension

What is the process?

Step 1: Apply for Time Extension

1. Access the online permitting portal PermitSLO.  

2. Select "Apply" 

3. Select “Planning Applications” 

4. Find the "Subdivision Application"

5. Select "Apply" 

7. A formal time extension request letter is required to be uploaded.


Step 2: Staff Review

Planning staff will review your application and determine the specific time extension type required for your project based on the information provided

Step 3: Pay Invoice

Staff will email the billing contact an invoice. Pay invoice here* on PermitSLO.

Once the invoice is paid, the project review timeline will begin.

Please note for all Planning and Building applications, after 15 days of non-payment of invoice, the application will be voided and resubmittal will be required.




Step 4: Approval and/or Schedule for Hearing

Depending on the type of Land Use Permit or Land Division (and on the number of Time Extensions that have previously been processed), your Time Extension Request will either be approved directly by Staff or scheduled for the corresponding hearing body. 

You will receive either a letter of approval or a notification of the scheduled hearing date from Staff.  

For additional reference, please see the Time Extension Eligibility & Approval Bodies Table and the List of All Department Hearing Bodies (Boards & Commissions)

Who can use this service?

Applicants and/or authorized agents with an approved Land Use Permit or Subdivision that has not yet expired. 

Is there a charge for this service?

Fees vary by type and number of Time Extension(s), and may be adjusted each fiscal year.

Specific fees are outlined in our Planning & Building Fee Schedule

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available:



Requests can be submitted at any time for staff to review.



At our planning counter in downtown San Luis Obispo (Old County Courthouse); click here for address and business hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

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