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Community Development 

330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403


The Department of Community Development has broad responsibilities focused on long-range planning, review of applications for new development, maintenance of neighborhoods, code enforcement, and planning. Three divisions and one unit work together to accomplish these goals:

* Planning
* Building Safety
* Neighborhood Improvement and Housing



Administration 

330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7200

(650) 522-7201




Building Code Questions 

San Mateo, CA 94403

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7170 option 2



Building Division 

330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7172

(650) 522-7171



Plan check services are available Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 11:30am at building counter.

Counter hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday*: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

*Counter is closed on Thursdays from 8:00am-9:00am.

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.



Building: Inspection Line 

(650) 522-7170


The Inspection Line is an Interactive Voice Response System where you can:
* schedule building inspections
* cancel/reschedule inspections
* confirm inspection time
* retrieve inspection results


Building Permits 

(650) 522-7172



Code Enforcement 

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7150

(650) 522-7221



To report a CODE VIOLATION call (650) 522-7150.



Neighborhood Improvement and Housing 

330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7220

(650) 522-7221




Planning Division 

City Hall
330 West 20th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7202



Planners are available at the counter during the following business hours or you may phone the Planner on duty at (650) 522-7212. Please note that your call will be returned by 5:00 p.m. the next business day. You can also email the Planning Division at .   For immediate service please come see us at City Hall.

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm *
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

* The Planning Counter is closed on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm for staff meeting.

NOTE:  The Public Service Counter is closed from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday except for resubmittals and information requests.  Submittals of new planning applications and requests for neighborhood mailing labels will not be processed during this hour.






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