Maintaining and installing signage appropriately is an important job and one of the many services we provide. The City of San Mateo uses the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as a guide in deciding what a sign should look like and how it should be installed.

Our engineers evaluate the need for signs on a continual basis. After an engineer determines that a sign is needed, the engineer then will determine what sign should be installed and the most effective location for it.

The Public Works Department installs and maintains all street signage such as:
  • Parking restrictive signs
  • Street name signs in your neighborhood
  • Speed limit signs
  • Stop signs
  • Bike route signs
  • School zone signs
  • Crosswalk signs

Report a Damaged Sign

We need informational street signs to be visible at all times and you can help us. If you see a sign that has been damaged, run over, is faded, or has graffiti, please Contact Us or submit your report using our customer service form. Please indicate the location of the street sign. If you email, you can send a photo along with the description of its location.