Planning

THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS FOR BUILDING PERMITS AND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

In response to COVID-19, City Hall and other City facilities are temporarily closed to public access, but the City is still open for business and we are accepting and processing permit applications. The City will issue building permits for most types of construction; however, in compliance with the County’s Executive Order building permits will not be issued for the following:

  • Elective construction on occupied residences unless such construction is for the repair of critical health/safety items such as roofing, heating, water heaters or other items necessary to maintain adequate health and sanitation.
  • Elective construction for non-essential businesses unless such construction is for the repair of critical health/safety items such as roofing, heating, water heaters or other items necessary to maintain adequate health and sanitation. The County’s current list of non-essential businesses required to close their physical locations can be found here: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/businesses-to-close-physical-locations.aspx

Building Permit Applications and Development Permit Applications and related documents can be submitted electronically in PDF format to commdev@groverbeach.org. If document(s) are too large to email as an attachment, please send us an email link to the documents.

Please mail checks or money orders, made payable to the City of Grover Beach, to: City of Grover Beach, Community Development Department, 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433, or place in the "Utility Payment Drop Box" at 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433.

If you have any questions, including the amount due at the time of permit submittal, please call us at (805)473-4520 or email commdev@groverbeach.org.

We will also continue to offer building permit inspections while observing the social distancing guidelines suggested by the CDC including maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other individuals. Please continue to make building permit inspections requests by calling (805)473-4527.


Planning

The Planning Division is responsible for implementing the General Plan by ensuring that development projects are consistent with the goals, policies, and programs outlined in the General Plan and by ensuring that development projects are consistent with the Grover Beach Development Code and applicable state laws. The Planning Division reviews all development permits, including Use Permits, Subdivision applications, and projects requiring environmental review. The Planning Division provides technical analysis of development permit applications and makes recommendations for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council regarding all land use issues. The Planning Division also serves the public by responding to public inquiries regarding zoning and development.

Administratively Approved Planning Permits (FY 2018 to date)

These permits are approved by the Community Development Director. The Community Development Director's decision may be appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 working days of the approval date. Appeals shall be filed as provided in Municipal Code Article IX Development Code Section 6.30.020.

Find a list of Approved Planning Permits.

Commercial Cannabis Permits Approved by the City Manager

The City Manager has approved the following Commercial Cannabis Permits, click here to view them.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (805) 473-4520.