Online and Remote Applications and Services

Below you will find a collection of services available online as well as a number of applications that can either be submitted online or completed remotely by printing and faxing or mailing to the appropriate departments.

Business Tax Applications

The Finance Department can be reached at (650) 522-7113.

Business License Renewal and Payments

Business tax applications and renewals can be processed remotely by going to the online portal (

You may contact the Business Tax Division at:

City of San Mateo Finance Department
330 W. 20th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650-522-7113

Community Development

The Building, Code Enforcement, Housing, and Planning divisions provide a wide variety of information and services online. Permits that do not require plans, such as: water heaters, re-roofing, electrical service upgrade, can be faxed to (650) 522-7171.

Human Resources

View our current job openings and complete an application online.

Parks and Recreation

We've made it easier than ever to register for classes and programs, reserve a picnic area, sign up for our fee senior transportation program, and get information about tree permits!  The Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at (650) 522-7400.

Police Department

The Police Department can be reached at (650) 522-7700 for non-emergency calls or If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Poplar Creek Golf Course

Visit the Poplar Creek Golf Course website for gift card and golf lesson information, business hours and more.

Public Works

Did you know that a number of applications can be turned in by email or through USPS? The Public Works Department can be reached at (650) 522-7300 or