Continued COVID-19 Response

The City of Pismo Beach remains committed to providing exceptional public services during the continued COVID-19 event. We continue to encourage electronic submittal of new permit applications by email. Additionally, below are links to self-service options that you may use in place of visiting City Hall.

Online Payments

Payments for Plan check and permit fees may now be made through our website at

For instructions on how to use our system, please click below

Official Payments Instructions for Payment of Building Permit and Plan Check Fees

New Permit Applications

All applications, plans, and support documents can be submitted electronically to

Building Inspection

The City will be conducting onsite inspections at this time. Social distancing and any other measures shall be followed for the safety of the public and staff. Inspections can be scheduled by calling the inspection request line at 805-773-7045 or

Schedule an inspection online


Copies of Plans and Permits

To request copies of building permits and plans, please submit your request by email to Requests for documents will be handled as Public Records Act Requests. Please be as specific as possible when describing what you seek. For more information, please view our

Public Records webpage


The Building Division provides plan review, permit issuance, building inspection, and code enforcement services to the citizens and business owners of the City of Pismo Beach in a courteous, professional, and ethical manner.  It is our sincere desire to preserve and strengthen our standard of living and protect life, health, property, and public welfare through an effective administration and regulation of the building codes.