Planning


IMPORTANT UPDATE:  COVID -19 Response

The City of Pismo Beach is currently under a mandatory order to Shelter at Home to limit the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19.  At this time, the City of Pismo Beach will only be providing essential public services that are necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our community.  In accordance with this order, the Planning Division Permit Counter is closed to the public.

Permit Processing:
Under the mandatory order to Shelter at Home, the Planning Division will be processing applications as expeditiously as possible. Accordingly, the below flowchart has been developed to help guide permit processing during this period.

COVID-19 Permit Processing Flowchart

Official Payments Instructions for Payment of Planning Fees

New permit applications, including all applications, plans, studies, etc., shall be submitted electronically to Planning Manager Matt Downing and Administrative Secretary Elsa Perez.

Payment for project related fees can be made through the Official Payments website.

Contact:  Matt Downing mdowning@PismoBeach.org  805-773-7044

Contact:  Elsa Perez eperez@PismoBeach.org  805-773-4658

Non-Emergency Inquiries:
For non-emergency inquiries, please leave a message at 805-773-4658.  We are reviewing inquiries on a case-by-case basis and responses to non-emergency inquiries could be delayed, but we will do our best to return your calls as soon as possible.