Community Development

  1. Special Notice Regarding 2022 Holiday Hours
    City Hall and respective offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022
     in observance of Memorial Day

Community Development Department (CDD) Services

Online Permit Center

  • City of San Mateo’s Community Development Department provides our self-service online permit center. We accept, review, receive payments, and issue planning entitlements and building permits securely online.
  • Online services available on our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal include:
    • building permit application submittals,
    • inspection requests,
    • planning application submittals, 
    • and general inquiries. ­

Walk-in code consultations are available:

  • Planning: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Building: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-11:30am
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Introducing Our New Self-Service Online Permit Center

Person filling out an application on their computerOur 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.