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Public Records Request Form: Complete this form for property information requests, and any other Community Development related public records requests.  Public records request forms may be faxed to (805) 461-7612 or emailed to  Your request will be processed in compliance with the Public Records Act, Section 6253 (c).

*for property information predating 1979, visit the County Assessor and ask for residential building record. They have an office in Atascadero and San Luis Obispo.*

Permit Activity Reports: Find weekly and monthly reports, as well as annual housing  and census reports.

Category: Licenses & Permits

Note: It is best to complete the form in Adobe Reader

Once the form is complete, click the "submit" button in the top-right corner of the page.

Enter your email address and your name in the first pop-up box.

The second pop-up box should look like the following:

Choose "Desktop Email Application" if you use Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, or Mail. This option will automatically submit the form.

Choose Internet Email if you use an email service such as Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail. This option will require you to save the pdf on your computer before you submit it. You will need to open your email and attach the form, then submit to

If the form has been successfully submitted, you should receive a return email from the City within 2 hours. Please call 461-5035 with any questions or concerns.

Category: Licenses & Permits
  • Do I need a building permit?
    See Work Exempt from a Permit handout
  • What is the status of my permit?
    Call (805) 461-5035 or email for the status of your permit.
  • How long will take to receive my permit?
    The time frame for obtaining your permit will depend on the permit class. For an estimated time frame please view our submittal intake checklists.
  • Do I need an Intake Meeting?  Intake Meetings are required for the following permit application submittals:
  • New Commercial / Addition / Shell
  • New Single Family Residential / Addition / Remodel / Foundation Repairs
  • New Residential 2nd Units
  • New Multi-Family Residential
  • Stock Plans (Approved and Proposed)
  • Detached Accessory Structures
  • Space Conversions
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements (Minor or Standard)
  • Schedule your appointment by calling (805) 461-5035
  • How do I schedule an Inspection?
    Call our automated 24-hour inspection request hotline at (805) 466-8099.  Inspection requests made after 5:00 p.m. will receive 2nd day service.  Inspections may be scheduled Monday - Friday.  A.M. or P.M. requests will be accommodated as scheduling permits. 
  • What are the hours of construction in the City of Atascadero?
    7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Noise Ordinance Section 9-14.03 (c)), or as specified in any applicable conditions of approval.
  • How do I learn about recent permit activity?
    See the permit activity reports page for weekly and monthly reports, as well as annual housing reports.

For other questions regarding a permit, please call the Community Development Department at (805) 461-5035.

Category: Licenses & Permits

Request an Inspection on an Issued Permit

  • Call our inspection request hotline at (805) 466-8099 before 5:00 p.m. to receive an inspection the following work day.  Inspections shall be scheduled Monday through Friday with an A.M. or P.M. timeframe request. 

Request a Permit/Application Extension

Request a Permit Cancellation


Category: Licenses & Permits

Please go to:  City Departments / Community Development Department

Category: Licenses & Permits

Info about licenses and permits.

Category: Licenses & Permits
For a listing of businesses that are affiliated with the Chamber for Commerce, click here.

Fora listing of businesses that are affiliated with the Downtown Organization, Main Street, click here.
Category: Licenses & Permits

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