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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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Pre-Application Meetings

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

What is the process?

Step 1: Speak with Planner (Optional)

Call (805) 781-5600 and ask to speak with a planner about your proposed project, OR if you have previously spoken with a planner and know you would like a Pre-Application Meeting, Proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Apply for Pre-Application Meeting

Users can apply for a Pre-Application Meeting through our CSS Portal. 

Please include as much detail about your project as possible, including any proposed maps or plans. 

PLEASE NOTE: an address or an APN is required; requests not including either of these will be deemed incomplete.

Requests are reviewed weekly by the appropriate staff and a planner or planners will be assigned to your meeting and scheduled accordingly.

 

Step 3: Pay Fee

The pre-application meeting fee must be paid in advance of the meeting, no later than one week before the date of the meeting 

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Application Meeting cannot be held without fee payment having been received.

If an application is submitted within six months of the meeting, the Department of Planning & Building portion of the pre-application meeting fee will be applied to the application fee.

Step 4: Attend Meeting

Attend the pre-application meeting and discuss your proposed project and any questions you have about the approval process with county staff.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

Please note: Final costs are determined by which departments and agencies might be required to attend your Pre-Application Meeting, and will be calculated from the above fee schedule.

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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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