About County Fees

Fees help offset the cost of County services that are beyond the basic tax-supported services (e.g. law enforcement, health services, etc.) provided by many County departments.

About the County's Budget

This page provides public information about the County's budget. 

About the County's Economic Strategy

The County of San Luis Obispo works with REACH to implement its economic strategy. 

Budget Development and Management

The Administrative Office develops and publishes the County's budget document every year. This document serves as a spending plan that demonstrates, in measurable terms, how County government runs efficiently, provides high-quality services, complies with all legal requirements, and produces results that are responsive to community priorities and desires. The budget reflects the County’s disciplined approach to fiscal management and is consistent with our goal to provide a safe, healthy, livable, prosperous and well-governed community.

Cannabis and Code Enforcement Hearings

This page is a listing of upcoming and past cannabis abatement hearings, which are held by the County's Cannabis Abatement Officer. 

Cannabis Rules in SLO County

This page is meant to provide the public with information about the different regulations in each local incorporated city governed by a City Council, as well as the unincorporated areas of SLO County governed by the Board of Supervisors.

Citizen Complaint Investigations

The Administrative Office investigates complaints asserting that a County department or employee is acting in a manner that is unfair, arbitrary, inconsistent, or contrary to law. Administrative Office staff will review your complaint to determine what actions, if any, can be taken to resolve the issue.

Communications and Public Outreach

Connect with your County government in a variety of ways. Through the County's communications and outreach services, it seeks to improve performance, educate and inform the public, respond to public requests for information, resolve citizen complaints, and promote technology to make County government more accessible. 

County Identity Standards

The County has official identity standards that were unanimously adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December 2016. Because the County is such a large organization, these standards help create a consistent image that will ultimately help eliminate confusion about what the County does and make it easier for the public to identify County services, programs, employees, projects, etc. 

County News (Monthly e-Newsletter)

The County of San Luis Obispo produces monthly e-newsletters to help inform the public about County news, services, programs, projects and more. For your convenience, the County has archived its e-newsletters here.

Grant Funding from the County

American Rescue Plan Act Grant Opportunities


Organizations may apply for funding to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through one-time funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the County of San Luis Obispo seeks to make available up to $500,000 for small business grants, $3 million for non-profits and up to $2.5 million in grants for organizations providing business technical assistance, workforce development, and job training. Please see the Request for Applications below for details. 


Closed ARPA Programs

  • Business Technical Assistance Grant (Closed February 23, 2022)
  • Non-Profit Grant (Closed March 1, 2022) 
  • Small Business Grant Program
    • The applications for grant funding received so far have exceeded our funding limit of $500,000. The County is processing the applications that it has received and is no longer able to accept new applications at this time. We thank you for your interest in this program.


Community Based Grants

Organizations can apply for several grant funding opportunities offered by the County of San Luis Obispo. This includes District Community Project Grants and Community-Based Organization and Preventative Health Grants. More information about these grant funding opportunities can be found on this page. 


Request for Application - Other Agency 

Request for Application - CBO 

District Community Grant Application - Board of Supervisors

County Unincorporated Tourism Business Improvement District Local Area Grants



List of County Fees

The County charges fees for services that are beyond the basic tax-supported services provided by many County departments. County departments only charge fees when reasonable and after all cost-saving options have been explored.

Official County Annual Reports

The County's Annual Reports are general reports on the status of the County. They are produced and published every year by the Administrative Office in collaboration with all County departments each year and presented to the Board of Supervisors and the Public. The reports are published solely online to save costs. 

Public Defender Reimbursement (for attorneys)

Attorneys appointed by the Court to serve as a Public Defender may request reimbursement from the County for certain types of expenses.