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.

NOTICE - Temporary Outdoor Dining Area Certification:
As local businesses begin to reopen, the City is allowing for the temporary use of onsite space for outdoor dining in order to aid restaurants to maintain physical distancing requirements. Restaurants interested in this temporary program shall submit the certification form below, along with the required processing fee. Please note that restaurants need to coordinate their dining plans with property owners during this period.

Temporary Outdoor Dining Area Certification Form

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

Administrative Permits Pending Approval - Review Plans

Planning Commission Review - Project Plans in Access Pismo by meeting date 

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.