Building Division

We are now re-open to the public! Public counter hours for the Community Development Department are currently 8am - noon Mondays through Thursdays. 

Some over-the-counter permits are now available to be submitted online via the Public Access Permit Portal with more information below or by email to Please be sure to include the address in the email subject line. 

INSPECTIONS Building inspections are available Monday through Thursdays (and alternating Fridays) from 8am - 5pm.  Same day inspections are available for call requests received before 8am. You may also request an am or pm inspection.

Over the Counter (OTC) Permits:

  • OTC permits are available for Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Roofing, Window, and PV Installation applications ONLY. 
  • Email applications (include permit address in subject line of email) to:
  • Building staff will process permit and email applicant the amount due. 
  • Permits may be paid and picked up in the Community Development Department (CDD) Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to noon.
  • The Public Access Permit Portal is also available for submitting Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical permit applications online.  For access and how-to instructions, click on the Public Access Permit Portal link to the left.

What We Do

We provide consultation, plan review, and inspection in conformance with the Municipal Code and State Building Codes as they relate to residential, commercial, and industrial projects.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Building Division is to oversee construction projects for the purpose of protecting the safety of Morro Bay's citizens and facilitating sustainable development objectives.

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