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The Department of Planning and Building Permit Center is open by appointment only for limited building permit intake, correction returns/pick-up and to schedule virtual meetings. To submit electronic Building Permit or Land Use Permit Applications please visit  our website.

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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)

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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Appeals

What is the process?

Step 1: File Appeal

The appellant files the completed appeal form (coastal or inland, or negative declaration determination) and pays any required fees within the time limit applicable to the decision being appealed.

Step 2: Review by Staff

Staff reviews the appeal, develops a recommendation based on the merits of the appeal as they relate to applicable ordinances and regulations, and prepares a staff report for the hearing body. The hearing body is dependent upon the circumstances of the appeal.

Step 3: Hold Public Hearing

The hearing body weighs the merits of the appeal as they relate to applicable ordinances and regulations and makes a decision. Depending upon the decision being appealed, this decision may itself be subject to a new appeal.

Who can use this service?

Any aggrieved person (including the applicant) may file an appeal within the applicable time limit of the decision being appealed.

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?

Appeals may be filed with the Department of Planning & Building during normal business hours. Coastal Commission appeals* may be filed directly with the Santa Cruz office of the California Coastal Commission.

*PLEASE NOTE: All possible local appeals (those available at each stage of the process) must be exhausted before filing an appeal with the Coastal Commission.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

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