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Welcome to the City of Atascadero's Building Services Department.

Our Permit Center is located at 6500 Palma Avenue.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment ONLY.

COVID-19 Update:

At this time, the Atascadero City Hall is temporarily closed to the public to help maintain social distancing and reduce potential exposure to staff and the community. Although our main lobby remains closed, the City will continue to provide services to the community and we are actively working to develop new ways of providing these services while following CDC and Health Department guidelines.

Beginning March 25, 2020, the following procedure will be in place for Planning and Building submittals:

  • The City will accept new construction permits for both new commercial and residential projects.
  • Permits for elective construction on occupied residences will not be accepted at this time unless such construction is for the repair of critical health/safety items such as roofing, heating, water heaters or other items necessary to maintain adequate health and sanitation.
  • The City will only be accepting plans via courier or other delivery service (FedEx, UPS, GSO, USPS, etc.). On a limited basis, appointments may be accepted to drop off plans at City Hall.
  • Please address the package to the appropriate department (Planning, Building, Public Works)
  • Small or over-the-counter type Building permits can be emailed to our staff at:
  • For Planning and building permit inquiries, please email: or call our staff at (805) 461-5000.
  • For Engineering/Public Works permit inquiries, please call: (805) 461-5000
  • Building Permits that are ready to issue will have all final docs e-mailed to the applicant for signature, permits and plans may be returned via delivery service or picked up with an appointment.
  • Payment for fees can be made via check mailed to our office.
  • City staff are available by email and phone by calling the main City hall line at (805) 461-5000.


We remain ready to assist and help prioritize business and housing projects moving forward in this changing environment. Feel free to reach out to us with questions regarding how we can help during this time.


***At this time City Hall and the Permit Counter staff are only available on an appointment basis. Please direct all questions to staff via email or phone call and we will respond as soon as possible as we have limited resources available at this time. Please note the following:

  • Walk in service will not be available for general inquiries, property information or planning/building questions. These services are available by phone or e-mail.
  • Questions regarding plan review comments should be directed to the reviewer at the contact listed in the left hand margin of the corrections document.
  • General questions can be sent to
  • Permits available for e-submittal can still be accepted through the eTRAKiT portal and
  • All other projects will still need to be handled through paper submittal with an appointment.
  • For appointments, please contact City Staff to schedule by phoning (805) 461-5000.


Due to staffing shortages, there may be some delays and inconvenience; we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.


The City makes every effort to maintain forms with the most current infomation. Forms are not guaranteed to have the most current fees or to include all requirements for all project types.


2019 Code Update effective January 01, 2020

Fee increase effective July 27, 2020


Select the appropriate application for the project in Section 1. In Section 2, select the documentation according to the person that will be accepting responsiblity for the permit issuance and completion. Additional documentation is available in Section 3 as required.


*** A complete Application will be for a Contractor will be 3 pages long; a complete Owner Builder Application will be 4 pages. Descriptions must include the complete scope of work.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Cash or Check payments accepted; NO cards

Section 1- Required Documentation

Permit Applications:

 Section 2- Required Documentation (not needed for addendums or encroachment permits)

Responsible Party:

 Section 3- Additional Documentation 




*  Residential projects exceeding 500 SF; remodels including structural changes; and all Code Enforcement remedies

 * All Commercial projects excluding "like for like" repairs


To schedule an Intake, please email or call 805-461-5035. Intakes are held at the City Hall Permit Counter Monday thru Friday 9-4 (excluding holidays)

SUBMITTAL INTAKE CHECKLISTS - Checklists are a guideline for permit application requirements.

Residential Intake Request Form / Fee Estimate

Commerical Intake Request Form / Fee Estimate


Informational Handouts:




The City of Atascadero supports environmentally friendly construction projects. 


For more information please contact our Building Services Department at (805) 461-5035.


Category: Licenses & Permits

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