San Luis Obispo County Board Chambers

​​Local Agency Formation Commission

1042 Pacific Street, Suite A - San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 Tel:   (805) 781 - 5795​

​Fax:   (805) 788 - 2072

Encouraging Orderly Growth/Development

LAFCO considers annexations to Cities and Special Districts and proposals for the formation of new local governmental agencies including Cities and Special Districts. LAFCO also determines the Sphere of Influence which is a plan for the future boundaries of a City or Special Districts.​​​​


The Local Agency Formation Commission serves the residents of San Luis Obispo County and the State of California by encouraging the orderly formation of local agencies based on local conditions and circumstances.​

White Light House

Discouraging Urban Sprawl

​Urban sprawl can be described as irregular and disorganized growth occurring without apparent design or plan. By discouraging sprawl, LAFCO limits the misuse of land resources and promotes a more efficient system of services by local governmental agencies. 

Promoting Efficient Services

LAFCO reviews proposals based on a variety of factors including an agency's ability to provide services, infrastructure capacity, funding, and the need for services in a particular area.

Paso Robles Vineyards

 Regular LAFCO hearings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the County Government Center on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets in the City of San Luis Obispo.

Please note that hearings have been moved to Zoom pursuant to Governor Executive order N-29-20.

Preserving Prime Agriculture Land

​​​LAFCO considers the impact that a proposal may have on existing agricultural lands with a focus on protecting prime agriculture lands. San Luis Obispo LAFCO has adopted specific policies regarding the preservation of agricultural resources. 

Areal view of the City of San Luis Obispo

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