Parking and Transportation Planning

The Public Works Transportation Planning team strives to provide safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options for accessing places and opportunities in San Mateo. Our work encompasses all modes of transportation including personal and commercial vehicles, transit, bicycles, pedestrians as well as electric bikes and electric scooters. Through our short and long-term projects, we aim to encourage people of all ages and abilities to use sustainable modes of transportation.

Pay Parking Ticket

Parking Enforcement

Phone: (650) 398-3082 Email:

  1. Residential Parking Permit
  2. Downtown Parking Permit
  3. Visit Downtown
  4. Bicycle Resources

Residential Parking Permit Sign PictureResidential parking permits are issued for residents in neighborhoods whose parking is impacted by local traffic generators such as high schools, hospitals, and businesses. 

The Residential Parking Permit Program aims at discouraging overflow parking on to residential streets. Residents must live in a parking permit program area to qualify for a residential parking permit. Households are limited to one parking permit per licensed driver.

View the Residential Parking Permit Program page to apply and for more information.

Transportation Policies, Programs, & Events

Have Questions?

For questions about parking in San Mateo, email the Transportation Planning team.
For assistance with Downtown Parking Permit accounts, call Parkmobile at 1-855-768-4152.
For parking enforcement inquiries, call (650) 398-3082 or email

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