The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is open by appointment only for limited building permit intake, correction returns/pick-up, and permit issuance. To set up an appointment, please call 805-781-5601.
To submit electronic Building Permit or Land Use Permit Applications, please visit the Permitting page.
As of January 15, 2022, a technology fee of 6% will be added to all Planning and Building charges for permits processed by the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building.
The number of dwelling units that may be established on a site that complies with Inland Area Minimum Site Area (Title 22) and Coastal Zone Minimum Site Area (Title 23), is based upon the land use category (i.e. Zoning) applied to the site by the Land Use Element. Learn about what determines the maximum number of single- or multi-family units that may be allowed.
Follow this link to learn about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
Planning Area Standards, water avalabity, and onsite wastewater treatment systems (i.e. septic systems) are important factors that determine residential density.