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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