What is this service?
The Department of Planning & Building is responsible for assigning street addresses to all addressable buildings within the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. Each of the county's seven incorporated cities are responsible for assigning street addresses to buildings within their respective city limits.
Who can use this service?
Anyone in the unincorporated areas of the San Luis Obispo County who needs to have an address assigned to a new addressable building or who needs to have the address of an existing addressable building verified can use this service.
Is there a charge for this service?
Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.
What is the process?
Step 1: Assign/Verify Address
If a new addressible building is being constructed, an address will be assigned by staff during the construction permit process. If an existing addressible building does not have a valid street address, the building owner or tenant may request an address verification by contacting the Department of Planning & Building.
Step 2: Notify Agencies/Utilities
Staff notifies all applicable agencies (including the Post Office) and utility companies once an address has been assigned or verified.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Old County Courthouse Building
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
976 Osos Street Room 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5600
Permits/Inspections: (805) 788-2076
Fax: (805) 781-1242
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I obtain an address for my electrical meter?
No, electrical meters are not considered to be addressible buildings.
Can I obtain an address for my guest house or workshop?
No, guest houses and workshops are not considered to be addressible buildings.
Can I obtain an address for my vacant parcel?
No, addresses are only assigned to buildings.
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.
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Online Services (CSS Portal)
The County of San Luis Obispo provides online services through Citizen Self Service (CSS) to request a building inspection, research construction permits and property information, and to pay fees.
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