Services

ADA Transition Plan

The ADA required that public entities draft a transition plan to be completed by July 26th, 1992. The ADA Transition Plan was to identify any structural changes necessary to achieve program accessibility.

Adopt-A-Road

The Adopt-A-Road program allows the public to directly contribute to roadside maintenance through litter collection and removal. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of cleaner and more beautiful roadsides, participants help to prevent potential pollutants from entering our waterways. Participating in the Adopt-A-Road program is a great way to promote civic responsibility and community pride.

Bridge Maintenance and Replacement Program

The Bridge Design Group executes the County’s Capital Plan for the improvement of the County’s bridges, culverts and other structures through the effective and economic utilization of human and fiscal resources in the preparation and review of engineering reports, detailed design plans, technical specifications and construction contract documents.

Building Permit Review

This service is to evaluate building permits for drainage, stormwater, erosion control, flood hazard, and driveway encroachments.

Capital Projects 5 Year Plan

The County of San Luis Obispo Facilities and Infrastructure five year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a multi-year planning tool design to identify facilities and infrastructure improvements with estimated costs exceeding $100,000 over the next 5 years. The plan is available in the form of the CIP and first 9 appendices detailing the project selection, funding, and other details, with appendix 10 including the individual project information sheets for every planned CIP.

Bus/Transit Passes

Purchase bus passes for RTA (Regional Transit Authority) & SCT (South County Transit).

Contrail FAQs

Videos outlining how to use the County's real-time rain and stream monitoring service at https://wr.slocountywater.org

Cooperative Road Improvement Program

The Cooperative Road Improvement Program was put in place to help local residents upgrade existing unpaved County maintained roads to paved roads or bring roads to a County standard for acceptance into the maintained system.

Drainage Studies

These reports summarize findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Drainage and Flood Control Study conducted for seven San Luis Obispo communities.

Development Fee Appeals

See Development Services Fee Schedule

Drinking Water Source Assessments

These assessments identify the vulnerability of the drinking water supply to contamination from typical human activities, intending to facilitate and provide the basic information for each community to develop a program to protect the drinking water supply.

Development Plan Checking

Review construction documents associated with land development

Garbage and Recycling Service Contacts

Contact numbers and websites for San Luis Obispo County garbage and recycling service providers.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The California Department of Transportation, through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), requires the County of San Luis Obispo to adopt and execute a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for the hiring of disadvantaged businesses for projects receiving Federal-aid funds. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are defined as those for-profit small businesses where 51% of the business (as defined by the United States Small Business Administration) is owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.

GIS of Survey Maps

GIS of The County Survey Maps and Corner Records.  Open Map in New Page

Drainage and Flood Hazard Review

Building Permit review for potential drainage or flood hazards.

Groundwater Well Level Snapshots

This map shows well data that are averaged to give a snapshot of current groundwater level conditions. 

Encroachment Permit Payment

Electronic Payments

With an Encroachment or Transportation permit number, payments can now be made electronically through our new payment portal system at any time. By accessing the Citizens Connect Portal, and creating an account, you can then pay for permits online and view permit information. There will no longer be the need to call in permit payments. 

  • Major Credit Cards Only
  • Debit Cards Ok
  • No E-Checks

For help with an electronic payment, please follow the payment guide below.

You can also click here to download a PDF version of this guide.

Interactive Bikeway Map

GIS map of all County maintained bridges and plans for proposed bikeway improvements and installations.

Encroachment Permits

An Encroachment Permit is a permit which allows people to work within or use the County right of way. An Encroachment Permit is required whenever an activity (e.g. construction, events, etc.) takes place in the County right of way.

Interactive Groundwater Basins Map

Groundwater basins throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Los Osos Low Income Financial Assistance Program

This program provides financial assistance (up to 20% of the annual sewer service charge component) to low income households in the Los Osos community.

Invasive Mussels

Outlines the ongoing Quagga/Zebra mussel programs throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Los Osos Water Conservation Rebate Program - For Homeowner Installation

To date, Public Works has spent 1.6 million dollars on the water conservation program. The goal of reducing indoor water usage to 50 gallons per day per person has been achieved (current indoor water usage is now 40 gallons per person). 

We continue to find ways to achieve a sustainable groundwater basin. Public Works coordinates groundwater sustainable efforts with the Los Osos Basin Management Committee.

Public Works continues to issue rebates for conserving water for customers in the sewer service area by issuing rebates for water efficient toilets, showerheads, washing machines, hot water recirculation systems, complete gray water systems and laundry only gray water systems.

Please refer to your water purveyor or State for other water saving rebate. Please visit www.slocountywater.org for more information.

If you wish to apply for a rebate for plumber installed fixtures and retrofits please see the Plumber Installation Rebate service.

 

Lake Nacimiento Mussel Inspection Program

Boat inspection program for Lake Nacimiento to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels.

Los Osos Water Conservation Rebate Program - For Plumber Installation

To date, Public Works has spent 1.6 million dollars on the water conservation program. The goal of reducing indoor water usage to 50 gallons per day per person has been achieved (current indoor water usage is now 40 gallons per person). 

We continue to find ways to achieve a sustainable groundwater basin. Public Works coordinates groundwater sustainable efforts with the Los Osos Basin Management Committee.

Public Works continues to issue rebates for conserving water for customers in the sewer service area by issuing rebates for water efficient toilets, showerheads, washing machines, hot water recirculation systems, complete gray water systems and laundry only gray water systems.

Please refer to your water purveyor or State for other water saving rebate. Please visit www.slocountywater.org for more information.

If you wish to apply for a rebate for homeowner installed fixtures and retrofits please see the Homeowner Installation Rebate service.

 

Lake Nacimiento Resident Vessel Program

Additional feature of the Mussel Prevention Program available to participating, eligible private launch ramps at Lake Nacimiento.

Los Osos Water Recycling Facility Tours

Schedule a Tour at our Los Osos Water Recycling Facility.

Live Water and Weather Data

Live weather and water information including Stream, Rain and Reservoir levels in San Luis Obispo County.

Pay Your Water Bill

Residents of Shandon, Cayucos, and Santa Margarita can pay their water bills online.

COVID-19 Rent Relief

Los Osos Sewer Lateral and Septic Tank Locations

Locations for sewer laterals and septic tanks in Los Osos

Public Works Public Records Request

Public Works provides access to public records per the California Public Records Act (CPRA). Examples of requests Public Works is best suited to handle would pertain to County roadways, mapping, improvement projects or water data.

Maps

County maps available for reference and download.

Road Maintenance Requests

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance and installation of signal lights, road signs, and road striping, in addition to roadway maintenance and improvements. A request should be submitted to report problems and concerns with County maintained signals, signs, striping, and other road maintenance issues including potholes or roadway surface treatment.

Master Water Report

The Master Water Report (MWR) is a comprehensive plan evaluating water management strategies - including optimization of existing water supplies - to meet water resource needs County-wide.

Sewer and Water Connections (Will Serve)

The County of San Luis Obispo provides water and/or sewer services for specific County Service Areas (CSAs). These services are managed through issuance of water/sewer Will Serve letters.

Email Will Serve inquiries and requests to [email protected]

Pavement Management Report

Since 1997, the Public Works Department has maintained a formal pavement management program for documenting road conditions, forecasting pavement maintenance and scheduling maintenance funds for the road network.

SLO Watersheds

Watershed maps and data for San Luis Obispo County.

Project Bid Results

Bid results for Public Works projects since 2009.

Special Event Permits

If any traffic control, route markers, road/lane closures, pre-event advertising, participant fee, or event activities takes place in County Right-of-Way.

Projects to be Completed by County Staff

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 22031 of the California Public Contract Code and as authorized by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo, the Director of Public Works for the County of San Luis Obispo hereby states the intention to use County forces for new road construction and/or reconstruction work regarding the projects listed below. The work performed by County forces relating to the projects listed below shall comply with the following criteria:

  1. The project work is beyond routine maintenance as defined through the State controller's Office.
  2. The total value of the work falls within the budgetary limits established under Section 22031(b)(2) of the Public Contract Code.
  3. The Director of Public Works, or a registered civil engineer acting under his direction, shall prepare, file and maintain all such records and reports as may be required by applicable law regarding any such work performed by County forces.

The foregoing notice is hereby adopted on the 27th day of September, 2019.

For an official signed copy, click here

Stormwater Dry Well or Infiltrator Registration

Dry wells and other sub-surface stormwater infiltration practices/technologies serving uses other than single-family homes are considered Class V wells, subject to US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) regulations. Typically, Class V wells are shallow wells used to place a variety of fluids directly below the land surface. By definition, a well is “any bored, drilled, driven shaft, or dug hole that is deeper than its widest surface dimension, or an improved sinkhole, or a subsurface fluid distribution system” and an “injection well” is a “well” into which “fluids” are being injected (40 CFR §144.3).  A guide can be found here: Class V Well Guide.

Stormwater dry wells and other sub-surface stormwater infiltration practices/technologies may be authorized to operate as long as they are registered with the US EPA, and only inject uncontaminated stormwater. The County of San Luis Obispo currently requires Class V Well registration as part of permitting new development.

Public Improvement Standards

The purpose of establishing Public Improvement Standards is to help provide public facilities and services that ensure health and safety and enhance quality of life for the community.

Stormwater Requirements for New Construction

Development Services Division ensures site plans incorporate the appropriate post-construction stormwater runoff controls. Staff can assist applicants with determining which State requirements apply to their project and provide reference resources for achieving compliance. Applicants are advised to consider post-construction runoff requirements during the site design process.

Public Records Request Form

California Public Records Act (CPRA)

PUBLIC WORKS PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST FORM

Per the California Public Records Act (CPRA), I hereby request reproduction of the following records maintained by the Department of Public Works and understand that there may be fees incurred in the reproduction of the records. Please complete the form below. If the Department of Public Works does not maintain your requested records this form will be forwarded to the correct department.

Survey Map Review

The County Surveyor's office reviews all Records of Survey and Corner Records filed in the county. We also review Parcel Maps and Tract Maps that are processed by the County.

See our forms section for: checklist, forms, informational documents and other documents pertaining to the survey map review process. 

 

Public Works GIS

The Public Works Department maintains GIS information for Road Closures, Capital Projects, Los Osos Sewer Laterals, Map Indexes, and Groundwater Basins.

Title VI

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that "No person in the united States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." 

Record Map Index

Scans of all of the County's recorded maps. These include: Records of Survey, Tract Maps, Parcel Maps, Corner Records, and other miscellaneous maps )

Transportation Permits

Request permission to haul, drive, or tow an oversized vehicle on County roads

Record Plan Index

Scans of various County engineering plans including: Bridges, curbs, Parcel and Tract Map Improvement Plans, Road Plans, Right of Way Plans, and State Highway Plans.

Road Closures and Delays

Road closures and delays due to ongoing projects, events, or storms.

Disclaimer

Road closures and delays are subject to change due to weather.

Solid Waste Franchise Agreements

Solid waste agreements throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Stormwater Training Resources

Stormwater Training Videos and Informational Quizzes 

Street Sweeping Schedule

Schedules for street sweeping performed monthly on designated County-maintained roads. The street sweeping program encompasses urbanized areas as designated by NPDES MS4 boundaries

Traffic Circulation Studies

Traffic Circulation Studies involve the creation of a new computerized traffic models that would reasonably simulate current traffic flow patterns and also forecast future travel demands and traffic flow patterns.

Traffic Counts

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department maintains traffic count data for all County maintained roads.

Traffic Regulations Code Book

The Traffic Regulations Code Book outlines the provisions and regulations previously contained in Title 15 of the County Code.

Wastewater Facility Odor Complaint Form

The County is seeking assistance from citizens in identifying odor-related issues in the community. Please be our noses and report nuisance odors by calling us or filling out this form during (or as soon as possible) the smell is noticed. When speaking with staff, please be prepared to report the following: Name and phone number Date, time and location when the odor was present

Water Conservation

Water conservation is an effort to use our limited natural resource of water wisely and responsibly for our current and future needs. Whether or not we are in a drought, fresh, clean water is a scarce resource and every drop counts. Through long-term planning and education, we are Making Water Conservation A Way Of Life. Tips on how to conserve water can be found here.

Water Information Directory

Your one-stop shop to anything water related in San Luis Obispo County and more.  Below, you'll find links to webpages with information about water sources, providers, management efforts and many other topics. We hope you can find what you're looking for!

Water Quality Reports

Details on where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.

Watershed Sanitary Surveys

Each survey is compiled to provide information identifying existing and future sources of water contamination, provide a baseline of water quality and watershed conditions, and recommend watershed management practices that will protect raw water quality.

  • Plans & Reports

    Public Works Plans and Reports

    ADA Transition Plan

    The ADA required that public entities draft a transition plan to be completed by July 26th, 1992. The ADA Transition Plan was to identify any structural changes necessary to achieve program accessibility.

    Capital Projects 5 Year Plan

    The County of San Luis Obispo Facilities and Infrastructure five year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a multi-year planning tool design to identify facilities and infrastructure improvements with estimated costs exceeding $100,000 over the next 5 years. The plan is available in the form of the CIP and first 9 appendices detailing the project selection, funding, and other details, with appendix 10 including the individual project information sheets for every planned CIP.

    Development Plan Checking

    Review construction documents associated with land development

    Drainage Studies

    These reports summarize findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Drainage and Flood Control Study conducted for seven San Luis Obispo communities.

    Drinking Water Source Assessments

    These assessments identify the vulnerability of the drinking water supply to contamination from typical human activities, intending to facilitate and provide the basic information for each community to develop a program to protect the drinking water supply.

    Master Water Report

    The Master Water Report (MWR) is a comprehensive plan evaluating water management strategies - including optimization of existing water supplies - to meet water resource needs County-wide.

    Pavement Management Report

    Since 1997, the Public Works Department has maintained a formal pavement management program for documenting road conditions, forecasting pavement maintenance and scheduling maintenance funds for the road network.

    Project Bid Results

    Bid results for Public Works projects since 2009.

    Public Improvement Standards

    The purpose of establishing Public Improvement Standards is to help provide public facilities and services that ensure health and safety and enhance quality of life for the community.

    Public Records Request Form

    California Public Records Act (CPRA)

    PUBLIC WORKS PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST FORM

    Per the California Public Records Act (CPRA), I hereby request reproduction of the following records maintained by the Department of Public Works and understand that there may be fees incurred in the reproduction of the records. Please complete the form below. If the Department of Public Works does not maintain your requested records this form will be forwarded to the correct department.

    Public Works Public Records Request

    Public Works provides access to public records per the California Public Records Act (CPRA). Examples of requests Public Works is best suited to handle would pertain to County roadways, mapping, improvement projects or water data.

    Solid Waste Franchise Agreements

    Solid waste agreements throughout San Luis Obispo County.

    Title VI

    Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that "No person in the united States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." 

    Traffic Circulation Studies

    Traffic Circulation Studies involve the creation of a new computerized traffic models that would reasonably simulate current traffic flow patterns and also forecast future travel demands and traffic flow patterns.

    Traffic Counts

    The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department maintains traffic count data for all County maintained roads.

    Traffic Regulations Code Book

    The Traffic Regulations Code Book outlines the provisions and regulations previously contained in Title 15 of the County Code.

    Water Quality Reports

    Details on where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.

    Watershed Sanitary Surveys

    Each survey is compiled to provide information identifying existing and future sources of water contamination, provide a baseline of water quality and watershed conditions, and recommend watershed management practices that will protect raw water quality.

  • Programs & Outreach

    Public Works Programs and Outreach

    Adopt-A-Road

    The Adopt-A-Road program allows the public to directly contribute to roadside maintenance through litter collection and removal. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of cleaner and more beautiful roadsides, participants help to prevent potential pollutants from entering our waterways. Participating in the Adopt-A-Road program is a great way to promote civic responsibility and community pride.

    Bridge Maintenance and Replacement Program

    The Bridge Design Group executes the County’s Capital Plan for the improvement of the County’s bridges, culverts and other structures through the effective and economic utilization of human and fiscal resources in the preparation and review of engineering reports, detailed design plans, technical specifications and construction contract documents.

    Contrail FAQs

    Videos outlining how to use the County's real-time rain and stream monitoring service at https://wr.slocountywater.org

    Cooperative Road Improvement Program

    The Cooperative Road Improvement Program was put in place to help local residents upgrade existing unpaved County maintained roads to paved roads or bring roads to a County standard for acceptance into the maintained system.

    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

    The California Department of Transportation, through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), requires the County of San Luis Obispo to adopt and execute a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for the hiring of disadvantaged businesses for projects receiving Federal-aid funds. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are defined as those for-profit small businesses where 51% of the business (as defined by the United States Small Business Administration) is owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.

    Garbage and Recycling Service Contacts

    Contact numbers and websites for San Luis Obispo County garbage and recycling service providers.

    Invasive Mussels

    Outlines the ongoing Quagga/Zebra mussel programs throughout San Luis Obispo County.

    Lake Nacimiento Mussel Inspection Program

    Boat inspection program for Lake Nacimiento to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels.

    Lake Nacimiento Resident Vessel Program

    Additional feature of the Mussel Prevention Program available to participating, eligible private launch ramps at Lake Nacimiento.

    Live Water and Weather Data

    Live weather and water information including Stream, Rain and Reservoir levels in San Luis Obispo County.

    Los Osos Low Income Financial Assistance Program

    This program provides financial assistance (up to 20% of the annual sewer service charge component) to low income households in the Los Osos community.

    Los Osos Water Conservation Rebate Program - For Homeowner Installation

    To date, Public Works has spent 1.6 million dollars on the water conservation program. The goal of reducing indoor water usage to 50 gallons per day per person has been achieved (current indoor water usage is now 40 gallons per person). 

    We continue to find ways to achieve a sustainable groundwater basin. Public Works coordinates groundwater sustainable efforts with the Los Osos Basin Management Committee.

    Public Works continues to issue rebates for conserving water for customers in the sewer service area by issuing rebates for water efficient toilets, showerheads, washing machines, hot water recirculation systems, complete gray water systems and laundry only gray water systems.

    Please refer to your water purveyor or State for other water saving rebate. Please visit www.slocountywater.org for more information.

    If you wish to apply for a rebate for plumber installed fixtures and retrofits please see the Plumber Installation Rebate service.

     

    Los Osos Water Conservation Rebate Program - For Plumber Installation

    To date, Public Works has spent 1.6 million dollars on the water conservation program. The goal of reducing indoor water usage to 50 gallons per day per person has been achieved (current indoor water usage is now 40 gallons per person). 

    We continue to find ways to achieve a sustainable groundwater basin. Public Works coordinates groundwater sustainable efforts with the Los Osos Basin Management Committee.

    Public Works continues to issue rebates for conserving water for customers in the sewer service area by issuing rebates for water efficient toilets, showerheads, washing machines, hot water recirculation systems, complete gray water systems and laundry only gray water systems.

    Please refer to your water purveyor or State for other water saving rebate. Please visit www.slocountywater.org for more information.

    If you wish to apply for a rebate for homeowner installed fixtures and retrofits please see the Homeowner Installation Rebate service.

     

    Los Osos Water Recycling Facility Tours

    Schedule a Tour at our Los Osos Water Recycling Facility.

    Projects to be Completed by County Staff

    Pursuant to the provisions of Section 22031 of the California Public Contract Code and as authorized by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo, the Director of Public Works for the County of San Luis Obispo hereby states the intention to use County forces for new road construction and/or reconstruction work regarding the projects listed below. The work performed by County forces relating to the projects listed below shall comply with the following criteria:

    1. The project work is beyond routine maintenance as defined through the State controller's Office.
    2. The total value of the work falls within the budgetary limits established under Section 22031(b)(2) of the Public Contract Code.
    3. The Director of Public Works, or a registered civil engineer acting under his direction, shall prepare, file and maintain all such records and reports as may be required by applicable law regarding any such work performed by County forces.

    The foregoing notice is hereby adopted on the 27th day of September, 2019.

    For an official signed copy, click here

    Road Maintenance Requests

    The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance and installation of signal lights, road signs, and road striping, in addition to roadway maintenance and improvements. A request should be submitted to report problems and concerns with County maintained signals, signs, striping, and other road maintenance issues including potholes or roadway surface treatment.

    Stormwater Dry Well or Infiltrator Registration

    Dry wells and other sub-surface stormwater infiltration practices/technologies serving uses other than single-family homes are considered Class V wells, subject to US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) regulations. Typically, Class V wells are shallow wells used to place a variety of fluids directly below the land surface. By definition, a well is “any bored, drilled, driven shaft, or dug hole that is deeper than its widest surface dimension, or an improved sinkhole, or a subsurface fluid distribution system” and an “injection well” is a “well” into which “fluids” are being injected (40 CFR §144.3).  A guide can be found here: Class V Well Guide.

    Stormwater dry wells and other sub-surface stormwater infiltration practices/technologies may be authorized to operate as long as they are registered with the US EPA, and only inject uncontaminated stormwater. The County of San Luis Obispo currently requires Class V Well registration as part of permitting new development.

    Stormwater Requirements for New Construction

    Development Services Division ensures site plans incorporate the appropriate post-construction stormwater runoff controls. Staff can assist applicants with determining which State requirements apply to their project and provide reference resources for achieving compliance. Applicants are advised to consider post-construction runoff requirements during the site design process.

    Stormwater Training Resources

    Stormwater Training Videos and Informational Quizzes 

    Wastewater Facility Odor Complaint Form

    The County is seeking assistance from citizens in identifying odor-related issues in the community. Please be our noses and report nuisance odors by calling us or filling out this form during (or as soon as possible) the smell is noticed. When speaking with staff, please be prepared to report the following: Name and phone number Date, time and location when the odor was present

    Water Conservation

    Water conservation is an effort to use our limited natural resource of water wisely and responsibly for our current and future needs. Whether or not we are in a drought, fresh, clean water is a scarce resource and every drop counts. Through long-term planning and education, we are Making Water Conservation A Way Of Life. Tips on how to conserve water can be found here.

    Water Information Directory

    Your one-stop shop to anything water related in San Luis Obispo County and more.  Below, you'll find links to webpages with information about water sources, providers, management efforts and many other topics. We hope you can find what you're looking for!

  • Maps

    Public Works Maps and Surveys

    GIS of Survey Maps

    GIS of The County Survey Maps and Corner Records.  Open Map in New Page

    Groundwater Well Level Snapshots

    This map shows well data that are averaged to give a snapshot of current groundwater level conditions. 

    Interactive Bikeway Map

    GIS map of all County maintained bridges and plans for proposed bikeway improvements and installations.

    Interactive Groundwater Basins Map

    Groundwater basins throughout San Luis Obispo County.

    Los Osos Sewer Lateral and Septic Tank Locations

    Locations for sewer laterals and septic tanks in Los Osos

    Maps

    County maps available for reference and download.

    Public Works GIS

    The Public Works Department maintains GIS information for Road Closures, Capital Projects, Los Osos Sewer Laterals, Map Indexes, and Groundwater Basins.

    Record Map Index

    Scans of all of the County's recorded maps. These include: Records of Survey, Tract Maps, Parcel Maps, Corner Records, and other miscellaneous maps )

    Record Plan Index

    Scans of various County engineering plans including: Bridges, curbs, Parcel and Tract Map Improvement Plans, Road Plans, Right of Way Plans, and State Highway Plans.

    Road Closures and Delays

    Road closures and delays due to ongoing projects, events, or storms.

    Disclaimer

    Road closures and delays are subject to change due to weather.

    SLO Watersheds

    Watershed maps and data for San Luis Obispo County.

    Street Sweeping Schedule

    Schedules for street sweeping performed monthly on designated County-maintained roads. The street sweeping program encompasses urbanized areas as designated by NPDES MS4 boundaries

    Survey Map Review

    The County Surveyor's office reviews all Records of Survey and Corner Records filed in the county. We also review Parcel Maps and Tract Maps that are processed by the County.

    See our forms section for: checklist, forms, informational documents and other documents pertaining to the survey map review process. 

     

  • Permits & Fees

    Public Works Permits and Fees

    Building Permit Review

    This service is to evaluate building permits for drainage, stormwater, erosion control, flood hazard, and driveway encroachments.

    Bus/Transit Passes

    Purchase bus passes for RTA (Regional Transit Authority) & SCT (South County Transit).

    Development Fee Appeals

    See Development Services Fee Schedule

    Drainage and Flood Hazard Review

    Building Permit review for potential drainage or flood hazards.

    Encroachment Permit Payment

    Electronic Payments

    With an Encroachment or Transportation permit number, payments can now be made electronically through our new payment portal system at any time. By accessing the Citizens Connect Portal, and creating an account, you can then pay for permits online and view permit information. There will no longer be the need to call in permit payments. 

    • Major Credit Cards Only
    • Debit Cards Ok
    • No E-Checks

    For help with an electronic payment, please follow the payment guide below.

    You can also click here to download a PDF version of this guide.

    Encroachment Permits

    An Encroachment Permit is a permit which allows people to work within or use the County right of way. An Encroachment Permit is required whenever an activity (e.g. construction, events, etc.) takes place in the County right of way.

    Pay Your Water Bill

    Residents of Shandon, Cayucos, and Santa Margarita can pay their water bills online.

    COVID-19 Rent Relief

    Sewer and Water Connections (Will Serve)

    The County of San Luis Obispo provides water and/or sewer services for specific County Service Areas (CSAs). These services are managed through issuance of water/sewer Will Serve letters.

    Email Will Serve inquiries and requests to [email protected]

    Special Event Permits

    If any traffic control, route markers, road/lane closures, pre-event advertising, participant fee, or event activities takes place in County Right-of-Way.

    Transportation Permits

    Request permission to haul, drive, or tow an oversized vehicle on County roads