Development Review Programs
The engineering development review program oversees design and construction of various
public works projects built by private developers for City ownership. These projects
typically include additions to the Citys water, wastewater, street, flood control,
and park systems. The program goal is safe, effective, and efficient public works which
meet established engineering standards and specifications. This program has two major
- Development review.
Reviewing parcel maps, subdivision maps, and subdivision construction plans as required by
the Subdivision Map Act; reviewing private building and development project plans;
inspecting public works construction within private developments; issuing permits to
ensure safe construction and encroachment in the public right of way; enforcing Federal
Emergency Management Act (FEMA) standards which prevent or reduce damage caused by
Preparing and filing as-built drawings of private public works construction; preparing
legal descriptions for property transactions.
Key Department Contacts
Code Enforcement & Plan Checking
Public Improvement Plan checks
Tract & Parcel Map checks
Final & Parcel Map
Lot Line Agreement
Communication Conduit Plan Checklist
Flood Plain Management
Community Rating System.
The City of San Luis Obispo takes an active role in protecting the community
against flood damage. The extra effort and commitment taken by City staff as an active
member and participant in the National Flood Insurance Program has resulted in flood
being lowered by up to 15 percent for citizens of our community.
Works Issued Permits
- Required to do work or place something
in the public right-of-way (street, sidewalk, parkway, public easement, etc.).
- Proof of insurance is required before a
permit can be issued.
- General permit provisions.
- Permit fees.
- Required whenever the size or weight of
a vehicle and/or load exceed the maximums allowed by the California Vehicle Code.
- Permit fees.
- Allows individuals to remove or
replace trees within the public right-of-way and certain trees located on private
Assistance & Information
- Interpretation of
Public Works Department Regulations & Policies.
- Code Enforcement in the public