What is this service?
Building projects are inspected by Department of Planning & Building staff during construction to ensure that the project complies with applicable codes and ordinances. The goal of the Department is to perform these inspections thoroughly while minimizing their impact to the project.
What is the process?
Step 1: Schedule Inspection
A contractor or permit-holder schedules the applicable inspection(s) for a construction project, identified by its permit number. To schedule an inspection, please use the Department of Planning and Building’s Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Permit Portal or fill out an online form available through this link.
You can also call (805) 788-6602 or email [email protected]. All requests must be received before midnight for an inspection the following business day.
Step 2: Inspector Assigned
An inspector is assigned and the contractor or permit holder is provided with a two-hour window in which the inspection will occur for each scheduled inspection.
Step 3: Inspection Performed
The inspector performs the inspection and provides the results to the contractor or permit holder.
Who can use this service?
Anyone with a valid county construction permit or grading permit can schedule an inspection.
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?
All portions of a project that require a permit are required to be inspected before the work is covered or concealed. Inspections can be scheduled at any time using the Department's Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal or by calling (805) 788-6602. Inspections can be scheduled for Monday through Friday, with the following exceptions:
Building Inspection Availability in Select Areas
|Oak Shores/Interlake Road
||Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only
|Running Deer/Chimney Rock
||Tuesday and Thursday only
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
976 Osos Street Room 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5600
Permits/Inspections: (805) 788-6602
Fax: (805) 781-1242
Public Information and Permit Processing Online Services