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The City of San Luis Obispo requires permits for most projects to maintain safety, order and quality of life for residents. To obtain a permit application form and application checklist, please click the appropriate button below or follow on of the direct links at the bottom of this page.


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Direct links to Popular Applications and Documents

Building/Construction Permit

Zoning Regulations

Accessory Dwelling Units

Stormwater Requirements

Tree Removal Permit

Facility and Park Reservations

Encroachment Permit

Transportation Permit

Renew Business License Online

Direct links to Popular Planning Application Checklists

Administrative Use Permit

Fence Height Exception

Guest Quarters 

Minor / Incidental Architectural Review (ARCMI)

Application forms are also available at the Community Development Department's public counter at 919 Palm Street. The public counter is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.