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Public Records Request Form: Complete this form for property information requests, and any other Community Development related public records requests.  Public records request forms may be faxed to (805) 461-7612 or emailed to recordsrequest@atascadero.org.  Your request will be processed in compliance with the Public Records Act, Section 6253 (c).

*for property information predating 1979, visit the County Assessor and ask for residential building record. They have an office in Atascadero and San Luis Obispo.*

Permit Activity Reports: Find weekly and monthly reports, as well as annual housing  and census reports.

Category: Licenses & Permits

Note: It is best to complete the form in Adobe Reader

Once the form is complete, click the "submit" button in the top-right corner of the page.

Enter your email address and your name in the first pop-up box.

The second pop-up box should look like the following:

Choose "Desktop Email Application" if you use Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, or Mail. This option will automatically submit the form.

Choose Internet Email if you use an email service such as Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail. This option will require you to save the pdf on your computer before you submit it. You will need to open your email and attach the form, then submit to permitcenter@atascadero.org

If the form has been successfully submitted, you should receive a return email from the City within 2 hours. Please call 461-5035 with any questions or concerns.

Category: Licenses & Permits
  • Do I need a building permit?
    See Work Exempt from a Permit handout
  • What is the status of my permit?
    Call (805) 461-5035 or email permitcenter@atascadero.org for the status of your permit.
  • How long will take to receive my permit?
    The time frame for obtaining your permit will depend on the permit class. For an estimated time frame please view our submittal intake checklists.
  • Do I need an Intake Meeting?  Intake Meetings are required for the following permit application submittals:
  • New Commercial / Addition / Shell
  • New Single Family Residential / Addition / Remodel / Foundation Repairs
  • New Residential 2nd Units
  • New Multi-Family Residential
  • Stock Plans (Approved and Proposed)
  • Detached Accessory Structures
  • Space Conversions
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements (Minor or Standard)
  • Schedule your appointment by calling (805) 461-5035
  • How do I schedule an Inspection?
    Call our automated 24-hour inspection request hotline at (805) 466-8099.  Inspection requests made after 5:00 p.m. will receive 2nd day service.  Inspections may be scheduled Monday - Friday.  A.M. or P.M. requests will be accommodated as scheduling permits. 
  • What are the hours of construction in the City of Atascadero?
    7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Noise Ordinance Section 9-14.03 (c)), or as specified in any applicable conditions of approval.
  • How do I learn about recent permit activity?
    See the permit activity reports page for weekly and monthly reports, as well as annual housing reports.

For other questions regarding a permit, please call the Community Development Department at (805) 461-5035.

Category: Licenses & Permits

***At this time City Hall and the Permit Counter are not available for walk-in submittals or visits. Please direct all questions to staff via email or phone call and we will respond as soon as possible with the limited resources available at this time. 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 permitcenter@atascadero.org. Permits available for e-submittal can still be accepted through the eTRAKiT portal and permitcenter@atascadero.org. All other projects will still need to be handled through paper submittal. For appointments, please contact City Staff to schedule. Inevitably, there will be some delays and inconvenience; we appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

Request an Inspection on an Issued Permit

  • Call our inspection request hotline at (805) 466-8099 before 5:00 p.m. to receive an inspection the following work day.  Inspections shall be scheduled Monday through Friday with an A.M. or P.M. timeframe request. 

Request a Permit/Application Extension

Request a Permit Cancellation

 

Category: Licenses & Permits
  • See Handouts and Submittal Checklists for requirements
Category: Licenses & Permits

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: permitcenter@atascadero.org
  • For Planning and building permit inquiries, please email: Permitcenter@Atascadero.org 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.

 

Applications:

Applications for entitlement projects can be downloaded from the link below. Planning entitlements include Conditional Use Permits (CUPs), Planned Developments (PDs), Lot Line Adjustments (LLA), lot splits, subdivision maps, parcel maps, General Plan Amendments (GPAs), etc. If you have questions in regards to requirements for a specific planning entitlement, please contact the Planning Department and speak to a planner at (805) 461-5035.

Planning Applications are accepted through appointment only, Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30pm.  Please call (805) 461-5035 to set up an appointment.

Planning Application

Planning Checklists

Fees:

Fees for applications are due, in full, at the time of permit submittal. Frequently, the department is asked what is covered in the Planning Fees. Our fees cover Planning Staff's time to review and process an application, which typically include Staff's time to review a project against local, state and federal law, the composition of a staff report, and a public hearing. The more complicated the entitlement project, the higher the fee is. 

Category: Licenses & Permits

Info about licenses and permits.

Category: Licenses & Permits
For a listing of businesses that are affiliated with the Chamber for Commerce, click here.

Fora listing of businesses that are affiliated with the Downtown Organization, Main Street, click here.
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