Sandbag Information

Sandbags Available to City of San Mateo Residents
Our self-serve sandbag stations are open to City of San Mateo residents during the wet weather season.

Sandbag Rules

  • MAXIMUM 10 bags per vehicle
  • MUST be a San Mateo resident or Property Owner (be prepared to show proof of residency/ownership)
  • BRING your own shovel & heavy-duty trash bags - Sand and bags will be provided based on availability - bring your own heavy-duty trash bags in case bags run out.
  • MUST be able to fill the bags yourself (these are self-serve locations)

Self-serve Sandbag Locations

How to Protect Your Home with Sandbags

Learn how to property fill and place sandbags to protect your property in these videos from Santa Clara Valley Water.