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California Building Officials (CALBO) made an interpretation on how to apply these legislative requirements (when it comes to home repairs that also require permits by City codes). This legislative analysis is a result of the work of CALBO; furthermore it is how the City of Pismo Beach will apply the legislative requirements. The analysis by CALBO, as followed by the City, will aid the public in retaining the ability to maintain their properties without the requirement of retrofitting their plumbing fixtures; which will curtail permit avoidance and assist property owners in obtaining the proper permits for their repairs.
Noncompliant plumbing fixtures are defined as:1. Any toilet manufactured for use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush2. Any urinal manufactured for use more than 1 gallon of water per flush3. Any showerhead manufactured to have a flow capacity of more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute4. Any interior faucet that emits more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute
Water-conserving plumbing fixture is defined as;Any fixture that is in compliance with current building standards applicable to a newly constructed real property of the same type.
If you need additional information please call the Building Division at (805) 773-7040.
SB 407 (2009) Analysis
For important information you need to know BEFORE pulling your permit please visit the Owner-Builder web page. Owner-Builder Information
The new codes will be effective January 1, 2014 and will govern all projects that are submitted for plan check on or after the effective date. Permit applications that have been submitted and paid plan check fees prior to January 1, 2014 will be reviewed and permitted under the 2010 California Codes as long as the plan check has not expired. More...
In addition to a regular license to do business within the City there is a Contractor Business License and a Special Events Business License. Business License Application
The fee for the Home Occupation Permit is $115.00. Document Center
The City Attorney is selected by, and answerable to the City Council.
To obtain a claim form, you may contact the City Clerk by mail or by calling (805) 773-7003. Neither the City Attorney nor any other City employee can render you legal advice on your claim. You may wish to consult with your own attorney to determine your legal rights.
You can also pick up a copy of the Council agenda at the City Clerk’s Office located at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach. Agenda & Minutes
Yes, with certain restrictions:
1. A permit is required.
2. There is a $62 wedding permit application fee for getting married on the beach. In addition, applicants must obtain special event insurance for the day of their ceremony.
3. The beach is public property, therefore no area can be reserved, roped or sectioned off.
4. Weddings are limited to just the ceremony. Receptions can take place at a hotel, restaurant, or hall.
5. Set up of chairs are allowed.
6. No amplified music.
No, as of January 1, 2016, the City Clerk's Office does not issue passports. For more information on where and how to obtain a new passport, please visit the Department of State website at this URL: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html
Once the application is received, the City Clerk will contact you with the appeal hearing date. Appeal Application
These qualified veteran license plates include:*Pearl Harbor Survivors *Legion of Valor Recipients *Prisoner of War Veterans *Congressional Medal of Honor Awardees *Purple Heart Medal Recipients
This law was enacted by the State as a way of demonstrating continuing appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions made by these special veterans and extended to the surviving spouses of these veterans who continue to display these identified special plates.
NOTE: This bill does NOT include the special issue “Veterans Organizations” issued plates, which any veteran can apply for and receive.
Qualified veterans could park in any parking spot within the City of Pismo Beach Paid Parking area for the complete day without having to pay for parking. Please keep in mind this law is for “metered parking” only, and has no effect on free; but timed locations. Paid Parking Area Map
In commercial areas the City maintains the sidewalks therefore please call (805)773-7053 for assistance.
Traveling from 101 South, take the Shell Beach exit, turn right onto Mattie Road.Traveling from 101 North, take the Shell Beach exit, turn left onto Mattie Road.
Street Sweeping Route 1A: Swept every WednesdayStreets west of Hwy 101: Dolliver (South of Pismo Creek), Frady, Main, Price Canyon, Stimson, Oceanview, Addie, Hollister, Pismo (between Dolliver and Price), Cypress, Wadsworth and San Luis (south of Doliver, north of Main) (excluding stub streets running into highway)
Street Sweeping Route 1B: Swept once per Month the Day after Trash DayStreets west of Hwy 101: Porter, Harloe, Bay, and San Luis (between Price and Dolliver), Park (east of Dolliver) (excluding stub streets running into highway)
Street Sweeping Route 2: Swept the First Tuesday of each MonthShell Beach Road/Price Street (Dolliver to El Portal): Includes Harbor View, Wilmar, Franklin, Mattie, Corralitos, Spyglass, Solano, Ebb Tide, Silver Shoals, South Beachcomber, North Beachcomber, Searidge, Florin, Hermosa, Indio, Topaz, El Portal
Street Sweeping Route 3: Swept the Second Friday of each MonthFive Cities Drive, James Way (to Oak Park), Oak Park (west between James and Five Cities), Crest, Summit, Skyline, Margo, Elaine, Christina, Norma, Dugan, Effie, Houston, Ridge, Panorama, Shamrock, White Oak, Oakwood, Limerick, Frances, Vista Pacifica, Irish, La Colima, La Floricita, La Gaviota, El Viento, La Puesta Del Sol, Ventana, La Garza, Whitecap, Valley View, Capanna, Villa, Highland, Wave, Surf, Coral, Reef, Rancho Pismo, Miguelito, Vincente, Clydell, Santos, Princesa, Cima de Colina
Street Sweeping Route 4: Swept the Third Tuesday of each MonthShell Beach Road (between Seacliff and Cliff), Cliff, Seaview, Palisades, Pier, Leeward, Pearl, Water, Ocean, Winward, Boeker, Placentia, Castaic, Santa Fe, Esparto, Wawona, Capistrano, Palomar, Montecito, Morro, Cuyama, Vista del Mar, Terrace, Shoreline, Naomi, Baker, Paddock, Coburn, Ruby, Seacliff
Street Sweeping Route 5: Swept the Fourth Tuesday of each MonthPismo Heights east of Hwy 101: Oceanview, Bettiga, Solar, Dell, Stimson, Bello, Pomeroy, Pismo, Hollister, Wadsworth, San Luis, Harloe, Bay, Shaffer, Baxter, Hanford, Porterville, Selma, Lemoore, Long View, Stratford, Fresno, Bakersfield, Taft, Visalia, Tulare, Delano, Merced
Street Sweeping Event Route: Swept per event contract Streets west of Hwy 101 between Pismo Creek and Bay: Price, Dolliver, Cypress, Porter, Bay, Harloe, San Luis, Wadsworth, Hollister, Pismo, Main, Pomeroy, Hinds, Stimson, Oceanview, Park, Addie (excluding stub streets running into highway) Street Sweeping Schedule
Another way to volunteer for the City is by serving on a board or commission. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at (805) 773-7003 to learn about current vacancies.
Burial at Sea is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Any calls regarding this issue would be best handled by the EPA. EPA Website
A Health Advisory warns bathers to avoid water contact activities due to the presence of elevated levels of bacteria. An advisory spans fifty yards north and south of the area where the sample is collected. Beaches are posted with advisory signs and remain posted until sample results indicate that bacteria levels meet State standards.
The website http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/PA.htm is updated when weekly sample results become available. This information is also available on our hotline (805) 788-3411. San Luis Obispo Environmental Health Services
Yes. All beach weddings, regardless of size, need to complete a Wedding Permit Application.
The Pier Rehabilitation Project is scheduled for completion in October 2018, approximately 8 months ahead of schedule! At this date, the pier is slated to be open for Clam Festival on October 20, 2018.
Please check your phone book for a list of surveyors.
For more information, please visit the City Clerk's Appeals Page
Coming Southbound on Hwy 101Exit Pismo Beach/Hwy 1, turn Left on Price St., turn Left on Wadsworth, turn Right on Bello St.
The vehicle impound release fee is $225 (CASH ONLY). Contact the towing company for the towing and storage fee. Vehicle and property releases can be made only to the registered owner. Registered owners unable to appear in person must provide a notarized letter giving permission for you to retrieve the vehicle on their behalf. Call (805) 773-7024 for more information. If the vehicle is placed on a hold, you may schedule an in-person early release hearing with the on duty Watch Commander. This is not a guarantee that the vehicle will be released early. All vehicles must have a current registration at time of release.
South County Sanitary is the service provider for the City of Pismo Beach and handles garbage, green waste and recycling services. They can be reached at (805) 489-4246 or visit their website for more information: http://www.southcountysanitary.com/
The Integrated Waste Management Authority has published a helpful guide to what you can put in your garbage, green waste and recycle bins. Click here to view the guide or visit. https://www.iwma.com/.
The City of Pismo Beach provides a limited number of sandbags for our citizen’s flood control needs. They are available in the public parking lot located on the east side of Shell Beach Road at Beachcomber Drive South. Sandbags are also available at most hardware and farm supply stores. Bring a shovel and be prepared to fill your own bags.
You will need to have the street address closest to the pole in addition to the pole number, which is located 7' above the bottom of the pole. Report Streetlight Problem to PG&E
State Water: The City is entitled to receive 1100 acre feet per year, approximately 358 million gallons.
Groundwater: Arroyo Grande Aquifer – The City is entitled to extract 700 acre feet per year, approximately 228 million gallons of water.
Note: If you own fish you need to remove ammonia & chlorine from the water in the aquarium before fish are put in it, it is recommended that you talk to your pet supply for the correct treatment of the water for your fish.
Apply in person: Apply at the Finance Office, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach.
Mail: Mail the application for service along with the appropriate fees to: Finance Office, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. Drop Box: The City's night drop box is located in the parking lot at City Hall.
The City requires 24-hours advance notice to establish service. The City does not conduct business on Saturdays, Sundays, or major holidays. All requests for service must be received by close of business on Thursday for service to be available for the weekend. [Additional Information]
NIGHT DROP BOX: Deposit payment in the Night Drop Box located in the City Hall parking lot.
PAY IN PERSON - Cash, check or payments made by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover are accepted in the Finance Office at no additional charge.
AUTOMATIC PAYMENT SERVICE- Utility bill is paid automatically from your credit card or checking account on the due date stated on the bill. Please sign up and register your account on
PAY ON-LINE -
PAY BY PHONE - Call us at (805) 773-4655.
Or by calling us at (805) 773-4655.
Credit Cards Accepted:Discover®, Master Card®, and Visa® credit and debit cards are accepted.
Meter sizes have been determined by either a contractor or the Building Department and cannot be reduced to a smaller size.
The Water Service Charge and Sewer Service Charge based on meter size is charged upon all City water users to help pay for the cost of maintenance of the water mains, pump stations, equipment and water reservoir systems. Water & Sewer Fee Schedule*
A Delinquent Notice is issued if payment has not been received by the due date originally shown on the routine bill. The Delinquent Notice includes penalty and interest charges and will show a new due date – approximately 10-14 days from the original billing due date. If the bill remains unpaid the Administrative Services Department will call to remind you of the amount still due the Friday before the new listed due date. If contact cannot be made, a 48 hour notice will be placed on the front door of the property and a $36.00 fee will be applied to your account. Should the bill still remain unpaid, an $86.00 Shut Off Fee will be added to your account prior to services being locked out at the meter due to non payment.
In order to have services restored on a non business day, an after-hours turn on fee of $199.00 will be added to your utility account. Otherwise, you must wait until the next business day then pay your past due balance plus the $86.00 shut off fee, plus the $36.00 48 hour notice fee – services will then be restored within one to two hours of payment being received.
Applicants must check with the Building Division for authorization to receive a hydrant meter. Please call (805) 773-7040. A Hydrant Meter Application along with the $1,197.00 refundable deposit, and the $216.00 one-time non refundable rental fee must be received in the Administrative Services Department at least 24 hours prior to hydrant meter being set. The refundable deposit will be put towards any closing charges on your utility account. A refund check, or utility bill showing the remaining balance due will be sent to you within 30 days of the hydrant meter being pulled.
“A. Solid waste disposal service, subject to the limitations noted in this chapter will be provided by the city through its contract agent and it shall be mandatory for all places and premises in the city through its contract agent and it shall be mandatory for all places and premises in the city in or on which garbage or other solid waste is created, accumulated or produced to use the city’s collection service; provided, however, that there may be joint or multiple used of solid waste containers, subject to conditions established by the city.”