Building & Safety: Regulating the construction
or renovation of
buildings is an important aspect of consumer protection that benefits
both the residents and visitors of our city. Before a building is
constructed or altered, the property owner is responsible for obtaining
a building permit from the Building & Safety Division. Plans are reviewed to ensure the design will satisfy all city and state
construction codes. Once the permit is issued, our staff of certified inspectors will conduct inspections
for building code compliance and to make sure that the work is consistent with plans approved by the
The Building & Safety Division is
responsible for enforcing various land use, property development, building and sign regulations.
Our ordinance enforcement program is handled on a complaint-driven
basis. Click on the Code
Enforcement link here to find out more.
City has a Seismic Coordinator to assist in the implementation of
the City of San Luis Obispo's
Hazard Mitigation Program. You may also be interested in checking out the City's
interactive URM web map
Seismic Plan Details.
Building & Safety Division Links
Guide to the Permit Process
Permit Process Flowchart
GIS Maps -
Parcel & Zoning Information
California Building Standards Commission
Building Standards Code
Cal Green Guide to 2010 California Green Building Standards Code
Access to National
New State &
Federal Regulations on
steps to become prepared in a disaster will save lives and protect
property. Please refer to the information provided in the links
Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety & Commercial Property Owner's
Guide to Earthquake Safety provided by California Seismic
SEAOSC, Structural Engineering Association of Southern
FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency
USGS, United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards
Other helpful links:
License Board. The CSLB protects consumers by regulating the
construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety
and general welfare of the public in matters relating to construction.
Build it Right.
The "Build it Right" program was created by the California Building
Officials to increase public awareness of the value in securing building
Council, ICC, a membership association dedicated to building safety
and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential
and commercial buildings.
California Energy Commission:
Non-Residential Compliance Manual for California's 2008 Energy
Recall information provided by the
Department of Housing and Community Development
(HCD) dates back to October 2005. This list includes a brief
description of each recall and the related U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) web link to directly access recall information.
Manufactured Homes, Mobile-homes & Commercial Modulars, Installed on
foundation systems, Housing & Community Development - HCD 433A