Building

Responsible for ensuring that development projects are designed and constructed to a high level of quality and in compliance with adopted code standards.

We enforce building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical installations and accessibility and energy compliance. In the event of an emergency or disaster, it is our responsibility to perform damage assessments of all structures.

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Introducing Our New Self-Service Online Permit Center

Person filling out an application on their computerOur 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.

Plans, Permits and Inspections Go Online with Our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal!

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. You no longer need to call or come into City Hall during business hours to request inspections or look up current and past records – everything’s online and available to you 24/7 from any electronic device.

Visit the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal today!

  1. 2019 Adopted Building Codes
  2. Disability Access Guidance
  3. Build Green, Build Sustainably

***2019 California Building Codes are in effect as of January 1, 2020***

IMPORTANT: All permit applications submitted on or after January 1, 2020 must comply with the new codes.

Any plans submitted on or before December 31, 2019 will comply with the 2016 edition of the California Building Standards Code.

The 2019 California codes are currently available for purchase directly from the International Code council. or more detailed information:
https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3367/Adopted-Building-Codes