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Public Works will re-open our front counter to the public on July 6 and start providing some modified services.  Our hours will be 8 – 5, with closure from 12 – 1:30 for sanitation. Masks are mandatory in our building, and we ask that you adhere to physical distancing protocol. We will have limited services at our front counter and will not be accepting drop in meetings.  Please contact 805-781-5252 to make an appointment with staff.  Bus passes can be purchased at the Kiosk on the corner of Osos and Palm or by phone via Follow us on Twitter @SLOCountyPWD for the latest updates.

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Development Services



The Public Works Development Services counter is now closed to the public, but we are continuing services. To protect the health of customers and employees, our staff will work remotely to process your permits and conduct plan review. Inspections will continue with applicable safety gear and social distancing protocols, email inspection requests to [email protected] 72 hours in advance. For resubmittals, coordinate with your assigned plan reviewer via email for electronic resubmittal requirements. If your assigned plan reviewer is not known, or for initial submittals, then email [email protected] and make sure to include permit number, project description, project site address and/or APN, and your email request will be sent to appropriate plan reviewer. Map reviews are being performed remotely on PDF submittals that are submitted via email to either the County Surveyor or the Deputy County Surveyor. This new process is explained in the document in this link . A Record of Survey review and recording fee calculator is located in this link.





Division Manager - David Grim

Mission Statement

Provide quality customer service and strive for consistency in administering engineering and surveying review of land development to ensure that our neighborhoods are livable, safe, and well-integrated into the community.

Related Services

Forms & Documents
Building Permit Review
Development Fee Appeals
Development Plan Checking
Drainage and Flood Hazard Review
Encroachment Permits
Record Plan Index
Public Improvement Standards
Special Event Permits
Stormwater Dry Well or Infiltrator Registration
Stormwater Requirements for New Construction
Transportation Permits

Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.