ADA Accommodation Information

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of San Mateo will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

The purpose of this site is to assist the public in understanding the legal requirements the City and the community must adhere to, and provide resources for accessibility and additional information.

Building Accessibility

Information and application form to request a reasonable accommodation for a code modification or alternate method or materials for a construction project. Code information is in both California Building Code and City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

Division of the State Architect
Access Compliance Reference Materials

Locate reference materials on the application and use of the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code (CBC) for state and local government buildings and facilities, privately owned public accommodations and commercial facilities, and public housing.

Planning

Application form to request a reasonable accommodation of the City's Zoning Code. For assistance in completing the form, please contact the Planning Division at (650) 522-7212 or email planning@cityofsanmateo.org.

Housing

Information about City-sponsored programs for modifying or installing housing accessibility improvements. Resources for organizations that provide fair housing counseling and legal assistance for housing discrimination.

Parking

Information about and applications for accessible parking and curb cuts. 

Parks & Recreation

The City of San Mateo’s Parks and Recreation Department strives for inclusivity throughout our programmatic offerings. Please contact our Inclusion Coordinator Rachel Torda at rtorda@cityofsanmateo.org or Inclusion Supervisor Claudia Vega at cvega@cityofsanmateo.org to learn more about our inclusion program and services.

Class/Program Modification Request: We encourage and support the participation of individuals with all ability levels in programs and services. This includes those with disabilities and in need of reasonable program modifications in order to participate. Reasonable program modification requests for class/program(s) listed in the Activity Guide are submitted with the registration form describing the modification requested. If you are registering online, please send your request via email to Rachel Torda, rtorda@cityofsanmateo.org.

Special Accommodations for Programs, Services, Activities, and Facilities

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of City of San Mateo should contact ADA Compliance Coordinator David Fink at (650) 522-7360, or dfink@cityofsanmateo.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.