Departments & Divisions

In this section you will find helpful information about the city departments in Pismo Beach. Please refer to the following links for the information contained in this section.
  1. Building

    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.

  2. City Attorney

    The City Attorney is responsible for drafting ordinances, reviewing contracts, and prosecuting municipal code violations.

  3. City Clerk

    The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public.

  4. City Manager

  5. Conference & Visitors Bureau

    The Conference & Visitors Bureau (CVB) administers the city’s efforts to promote tourism to Pismo Beach, thereby enhancing the City’s General Fund revenue through Transient Occupancy Tax receipts and, to a lesser but significant extent, through Sales Tax receipts. The mission is to increase overnight visitorship and visitor expenditures, with emphasis on mid-week and off-season tourism.

  6. Engineering

    The City Engineering Division of the Public Works Department consists of 2 main departments under the supervision of the City Engineer - the Capital Projects Division and the Development Engineering Division.

  7. Finance

    The Finance Division is part of the Administrative Services Department and provides the public and its employees all the City's financial related transactions, including budgeting, financial reports, treasury management, business licenses, and utility billing.

  8. Fire

    The City of Pismo Beach Fire Department employs a full-time staff, including a Battalion Chief, 3 Fire Captains, 3 Fire Apparatus Engineers and an Administrative Assistant.

  9. Human Resources

    The Human Resources Department provides support to the city and staff by performing the city’s human resources services.

  10. Information Technology

    Information Technology

  11. Lifeguards

    The Pismo Beach Lifeguard Mission is to provide a safe atmosphere and environment for all beach patrons visiting Pismo Beach.

  12. Management Services

    Management Services comprises the City Clerk's Office, Human Resources, Risk Management and Social Media / PIO.

  13. Parking

    Paid parking is in effect in the city’s core downtown area. Using automated pay parking stations located in the downtown core, all visitors and vehicles are required to pay for parking between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

  14. Parks & Facilities

    Parks and Halls is a division of the Recreation Department and is committed to enriching the quality of life through exceptional parks and facilities while preserving the community’s natural environment for the enjoyment of current and future citizens.

  15. Planning

    Discover the responsibilities of the Planning Department, and access the forms required for your projects.

  16. Police

    The Pismo Beach Police Department is an active, progressive agency devoted to Community Policing through proactive enforcement of its laws and crime prevention activities.

  17. Public Works

    The Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of public facilities and infrastructure within the City of Pismo Beach.

  18. Recreation

    The Recreation Department provides quality recreation activities which reflect the interest, needs, and demographics of the residents of Pismo Beach.