Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development Department (CDD for short!) where we strive to ensure a quality built environment, healthy neighborhoods and a strong economic base in the City.  

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.
You can access some of our more sought after services and information by clicking the picture tab below.
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CDD - What's Happening in Development
CDD - Affordable Housing
CDD - Code Enforcement
Zoning Code
  1. Announcements
  2. Public Meetings
  3. eNewsletter

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNTER WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018 FROM 12:00 - 5:00PM FOR DEPARTMENT WIDE TRAINING. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

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San Mateo Downtown Specific Plan

 Learn about all the conversations and activities that have been going on to date and how you can participate in any upcoming community conversations about Downtown San Mateo's future. Visit the project website: www.engagedowntownsanmateo.org/ 
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