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Will Serves and Retrofits

Will Serves & Fire Plan Reviews

Things to Consider Before You Apply 

Land Use Authority

As an unincorporated area of the County of San Luis Obispo, the CCSD cannot issue building permits. Land use authority is vested with the County. To learn more about land use conditions and to apply for a building permit, please contact the County's Department of Planning and Building (see link in sidebar).

Coastal Zone Implications

Most development in Cambria is subject to appeal, and the California Coastal Commission (CCC) may take jurisdiction over development applications through the appeals process, as the CCSD's service area is entirely within the Coastal Zone. It would be prudent for all applicants for will serves to include contacting the CCC as part of their due diligence prior to submission. 

Will Serve & Fire Plan Review Application 

Please complete the Will Serve Application below for remodels, additions, commercial change-of-use, and reconstruction. For fastest service, please email with any questions. Processing will not begin until the required deposit is received at our office. 

Effective January 1, 2022, paper applications will no longer be accepted. All Will Serve/Fire Plan Review applications must be submitted using the form below.

Agent Authorization FormRetrofit Upon Expansion/Change Use Guide (Remodels)

Learn more about retrofit requirements here.

Vacation Rental Will Serve 

Please complete our Vacation Rental Will Serve Request form to initiate your vacation rental registration.

Will Serve Processing Fees 
 Fee DescriptionAmount
Vacation Rental Will Serve Request$27
Application Fee $55
Engineering Plan Review$110*
Water & Sewer Impact Fee - Each additional sink, toilet, urinal, or clothes washer$400
Water & Sewer Impact Fee - Each additional shower or bathtub$800
Water & Sewer Impact Fee - Each additional bar or laundry sink$200
In-person retrofit inspection$99.50
Fire Plan Review$350*
Ministerial Fire Plan Review$28
Fire Alarm Plan Check & Inspection$350*
Sprinkler System$250*

*May include additional charge for actual cost over 2 staff hours.

**10% administrative overhead applies to all project invoices

Retrofit Upon Resale 

Current CCSD code requires that all existing residential and commercial buildings shall, at the time of change of ownership, be retrofitted, if not already so, exclusively with high-effficiency water-use plumbing fixtures. Learn more about our retrofit program here.


Approximately 20 years ago the CCSD implemented a retrofit program to replace plumbing fixtures in existing residences and businesses with water-conserving fixtures such as shower heads and toilets. Currently, all new construction is required to meet both the State of California and CCSD standards. New construction is required to offset demand through the purchase of retrofit points or actual retrofitting of noncompliant water fixtures within District boundaries. The number of points required is based upon a combination of the square footage of the lot being built upon and the number of bathrooms constructed.

Water Use Efficiency Requirements for New ConstructionRetrofit to Build Points Table


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