As far as I know, the county building department employees are very cooperative. I would recommend you call the building department in SLO at (805) 781-5000. Also, you may want to talk with a contractor. Call me and I can provide you with a few contractors to talk with.
If you have not purchased property yet, I can also help you with that. You can go to my web site at http://www.dnorwood.com/CAYUCOS.aspx
to view all of the available fixers for sale in Real Time or call me at 805-471-0828 and I can send you a list of fixers that fit your criteria.
David Norwood - Central Coast Real Estate - David@dnorwood.com