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Interactive Maps (Land Use View)

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Online Services (CSS)

The County of San Luis Obispo provides online services through our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Permit Portal to submit building permit and planning applications, request a building inspection, research permits and property information, and to pay fees.

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Forms & Documents (Current & Environmental) > Planning Informational Documents

Name Description Type
2016-2018 Resource Summary Report_Public Review Strikethrough Strike out version of 2016-2018 Resource Summary Report for Public Review; the Resource Management System (RMS) summarizes the condition of the following resources throughout the County: water supply and systems, wastewater treatment, roads and U.S. Highway 101 interchanges, air quality, parks, and schools File
2016-2018 Resource Summary Report_Clean Clean version of 2016-2018 Resource Summary Report; the Resource Management System (RMS) summarizes the condition of the following resources throughout the County: water supply and systems, wastewater treatment, roads and U.S. Highway 101 interchanges, air quality, parks, and schools. File
CEQA Policies County of San Luis Obispo policies for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (1995) File
Community Advisory Council Guidelines Annual Reporting and Formation Guidelines for community advisory councils File
Community Advisory Council Handbook Handbook for San Luis Obispo County Community Advisory Council members to use as a guide to providing important feedback and recommendations on issues to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and the Department of Planning & Building File
County Approved Plant List List of County-approved plants suitable for use in landscape plans File
County Climate Zones Map of various climate zones in San Luis Obispo County File
Development Around Oak Trees Informational brochure regarding development around oak trees File
Generating a Mailing List in Land Use View User guide for generating a mailing list in Land Use View (PLN-2035) File
Land Conservation Act Rules of Procedure Rules of Procedure to implement the California Land Conservation Act of 1965, also referred to as the Williamson Act Rules File
Los Osos Building Moratorium Memo that sets forth official Department of Planning & Building policy on the implementation of the Baywood-Los Osos building moratorium File
Oak Woodlands Management Plan Guidelines Oak woodlands management plan requirements and process File
Official Road Names List of official road names in San Luis Obispo County (PLN-2003) File
Permit Types and Commonly Used Definitions Glossary that provides general definitions for permit types and some of the terms commonly used in the planning process (PLN-2027) File
Vacant Lots in Los Osos Vacant Lost in Los Osos (PLN-2020) File
Potentially Problematic Plants List of potentially problematic plants that should be avoided on landscape plans (2005) File
Resource Summary Report The Resource Summary Report (RSR) provides a comprehensive biennial summary of the state of the County’s natural and human-made resources File
Secondary Dwellings Guidelines Guidelines to consider when applying for a secondary dwelling permit (PLN-2033). File
Voluntary Oak Woodlands Management Plan County of San Luis Obispo Voluntary Oak Woodlands Management Plan (2003) File
Williamson Act Policy Guide Policy guide for development of property under land conservation contract within the Williamson Act Program (PLN-2001) File

Interactive Maps (Land Use View)

Our interactive Land Use View mapping application can be used to look up property information by assessor parcel number (APN), plan or permit number, or address.

Launch Land Use View Application


Online Services (CSS)

The County of San Luis Obispo provides online services through our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Permit Portal to submit building permit and planning applications, request a building inspection, research permits and property information, and to pay fees.

Launch CSS