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Building Division - Latest News & Announcements

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Fire Plan Check

There is no fire plan check available on Fridays. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted on: July 23, 2015

New Forms and Publications Page

We've created a new forms and publications page where you can find what you're looking for more easily. Check it out. http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=480

Posted on: May 13, 2015

New Public Counter Hours for Building Division Staff

The Public Counter is closed from 4:00pm - 5:00pm Monday through Friday except for resubmittals and information. Transactions involving payments will not be processed.

Latest News & Announcements

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

San Francisco Magazine Recognizes San Mateo in Inaugural Smart City Award

San Mateo makes the list of smart cities recognized for creative and innovative solutions to urbanism, social justice, sustainability, health and safety as well as many other civic issues.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Downtown San Mateo Construction Update: Central Parking Garage Re-Surfacing Project

Beginning Tuesday, July 28th the City of San Mateo will begin a resurfacing project at the Central Parking Garage. The work will be completed in phases through the end of October.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Save the Date! San Mateo Citywide Yard Sale August 29th!

The City of San Mateo is hosting a citywide yard sale on Saturday, August 29th and you're invited to reuse, reduce, recycle, and resell! Register your yard sale today!

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Posted on: April 11, 2013

2015 Fall Activity Guide Now Available

The Parks and Recreation 2015 Fall Activity Guide is now available for viewing. Internet, Mail-in, Walk-in Registration begins July 23, 2015.

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

City Council Nomination Period Open

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The nomination period for City Council candidates for the November 3, 2015 election is now open: July 13 - August 7. Three Council seats are open in the November 2015 local election.

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program

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The Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program is now accepting applications.

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Celebrate the Spirit of National Night Out on August 4th

Strengthen your community by knowing your neighbors, watching out for each other, and working together for a safe community. This event is open to all residents and blocks in the City of San Mateo. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2015

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

Celebrating National Parks & Recreation Month throughout July!

July is Parks and Recreation month and since we are like totally awesome, we are celebrating 80s style! There are several opportunities to join in the celebration: Central Park Music Series and the July 20th City Council Meeting.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

The Fire Department presents Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Here is your opportunity to become a trained member of “CERT”, the City of San Mateo’s Community Emergency Response Team. Participants in this 25-hour series of classes will learn how to develop neighborhood teams and basic emergency skills.

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Sign up for a “GET READY” Disaster Preparedness Class!

This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home & workplace for a major disaster. Topics include disaster proofing your home, what you need to store, how to shutoff utilities, and many other valuable tips.

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Fall 2015 City Services Academy


The City of San Mateo’s City Services Academy is a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience that gives participants the opportunity to interact with City staff and learn about the challenges facing
municipal government today.

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

SMCWPPP Launches 2015 Car Wash Discount Program

San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program

Text CARWASH to 38470 to sign up for 50% OFF or $5 car wash coupons courtesy of San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP) - both San Mateo Car Wash and Jack's Car Wash are participants in this program.

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Latest Planning Division News & Announcements

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Planning Commission Meetings

The July 28th Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled.

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Welcome new Planning Commissioners

1. Pamela O'Leary: initial term is through June 10, 2016
2. John Ebneter: initial term is through June 10, 20173. Eric Rodriguez: initial term is through June 10, 2018
After these initial terms, they will be... Read on...

Public Works - Construction Hot Spots

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Weekend Crane Erection to Close Portion of Concar Dr.

from the 92 West Freeway on-ramp to the Hayward Park CalTrain station will be shut down to vehicular traffic. Both the on-ramp and CalTrain entrance will remain unobstructed, but will require vehicles to detour along... Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Hauling and demolition nearing completition

grading. Traffic impacts can be expected at 1700 S. Delaware as this project moves into the grading phase which is expected in the near future. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Debris Hauling to Continue

That was fast. The old Kmart building has been torn down and extra trucks are in the general Concar/Delaware area hauling away debris. West bound 92 traffic exiting at Concar should use extra caution as they are driving on Concar and Delaware.

Posted on: June 4, 2015

Demolition of Old Kmart Building To Begin in June

The contractors of the new Station Park Green will begin demolition of the Kmart building. Demolition is anticipated to begin in June. Additional truck traffic is expected has building debris is hauled off site.

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Mass Excavation at Concar Sites

coming off the freeway has been reconfigured which has now added a dedicated right turn lane. Additionally, the off-ramp to S. Delaware area has been restriped to help with traffic flow.

Public Works - Latest News

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Peninsula Ave Interchange Community Meeting

On June 25th, the Public Works Department held a community meeting to provide a status update of the Peninsula Ave/US 101 Interchange. Over 130 community members attended. The presentation is available to view at www.cityofsanmateo.org/peninsula

Posted on: April 28, 2015

San Mateo Pavement Condition Index - 2014

That was good enough for 10th best of the 21 ranked cities and unincorporated areas in the county. Burlingame had a rating of 75 while Belmont to the south ranked last in the county with a score of 55.

San Mateo's PCI... Read on...

Complete rankings can be seen here

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