During the Shelter-in-Place order related to COVID-19, City Hall is closed to the public; however permitting and inspections will continue remotely and by appointment only.
Detailed information on what services are available is posted below.
- Large Construction Project Safety Protocol and Small Construction Project Safety Protocol (Adapted from APPENDIX B-2 of the April 29, 2020 Order of the San Mateo County Health Officer)
- Building Inspection Site Social Distance Protocols
- City Hall Social Distancing for City Hall Visitors
Introducing Our New Self-Service Online Permit Center
Our Online Permit Center let’s you submit building permit and planning applications securely online through our Citizen Self-Service Portal (CSS).
We now accept, review, receive payments, and issue planning entitlements and building permits through our online permit center.
The Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal let’s you search records by address, date range, permit number, or parcel number – you can also use the interactive map search feature.
San Mateo General Plan 2040
Your participation will ensure that the General Plan represents a true community-based vision for San Mateo. The City wants all residents, business persons, and community members to have a voice in the future of San Mateo. Visit the project website to see how you can get involved: http://strivesanmateo.org
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