Building Division

Public counter hours for the Community Development Department are currently 8am - noon Mondays through Thursdays. 

New!  The City of Morro Bay has developed an Electronic Plan Review (EPR) program designed to streamline the plan submittal process, reduce paper waste, reduce expense, and reduce the inconvenience of printing and shipping multiple copies of construction plans.

Electronic Plan Review will allow concurrent review by Morro Bay staff which will reduce plan review times and will create a consolidated corrections list that the client can use to track and respond to comments.

To submit your application via the Permit Portal, click here.

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 Morro Bay Permit Portal is also available for submitting Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical permit applications online. To submit your application via the Permit Portal, click here. 

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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