Timeline & Process
  1. Complete and submit your application to the Planning and Building Department:

    • Via mail: County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Department, 976 Osos Street, Room 300, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.

    • Via e-mail:

  2. County staff will review your application for completeness and compliance with program requirements and contact you to confirm eligibility.

  3. Once you've received confirmation, you may purchase a new, water efficient Energy Star certified washer with an integrated water factor (IWF) of 3.2 or less.  A copy of the purchase receipt and "before and after" photographs of the old and newly installed washer (include make/model/serial number) shall be sent to the Planning and Building Department. 

  4. You have up to 2 months, or 60 days, to purchase and install the new washer in accordance with applicable County building codes. ​

  5. County staff will verify the total water savings and authorize the rebate which the applicant should receive in the mail within 4-5 weeks from the date of confirmation.  

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