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Occupational and Professional Licenses

The California Department of Consumer Affairs offers online licensing for several occupations and professions, including: 

  • Barbers & Cosmetologists
  • Dentists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physicians & Surgeons
  • Psychologists
  • Security Guards
  • Insurance Resident Agents & Brokers
  • Real Estate Agents & Brokers
  • Teachers

The City of San Mateo also requires additional permits for certain businesses operating in San Mateo, including: 

  • Entertainment businesses
  • Health and massage studios and practitioners
  • Towing service and automobile wreckers
  • Street and temporary vendors
  • Pawnbrokers and junk dealers
  • Taxicab drivers

A complete list of such businesses may be found in Chapter 5.15 of the City Municipal Code.


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