Community Development includes:
- Building Division: Ensures public safety, health and welfare through the effective administration and enforcement of local ordinances and California Building Codes.
- Code Enforcement: Enhances City of San Mateo's quality of life by ensuring and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of all residents and visitors.
- Neighborhood Improvement and Housing: Manages multiple programs designed to maintain the quality of neighborhoods and build new affordable housing through local and federal funds.
- Planning Division: Plans for the physical, social, and economic development of the City and ensures compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for both public and private projects.
Plans, Permits and Inspections Go Online with the Launch of Our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal!
Skip the line…now you can track permits, planning applications, code enforcement cases, business tax records, and request inspections online from anywhere, at any time using a computer, tablet, or smartphone!
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. You no longer need to call or come into City Hall during business hours to request inspections or look up current and past records – everything’s online and available to you 24/7 from any electronic device.
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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