Microfiche records for Planning and Building are no longer available at City Hall.We are in the process of converting the microfiche slides into electronic records, which will be available after October 4. Please note that all requests for microfiche review/copies must be done through the Public Records Requests website.
In person services are available at City Hall Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Before coming to City Hall, please make sure you review and understand the Social Distancing Protocols for City Hall Visitors.
- Large Construction Project Safety Protocol and Small Construction Project Safety Protocol (Adapted from APPENDIX B-2 of the April 29, 2020 Order of the San Mateo County Health Officer)
- Building Inspection Site Social Distance Protocols
- City Hall Social Distancing for City Hall Visitors
Introducing Our New Self-Service Online Permit Center
Our 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.
San Mateo General Plan 2040
Your participation will ensure that the General Plan represents a true community-based vision for San Mateo. The City wants all residents, business persons, and community members to have a voice in the future of San Mateo. Visit the project website to see how you can get involved: http://strivesanmateo.org
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