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.
Introducing Our New Self-Service Online Permit Center
Our 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.
NEW GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY ACCESS REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCES
Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws. Click on the link below for more information.
Learn more and access the various mandated building codes and regulations adopted by the City of San Mateo and related plan submittal checklists that are part of Sustainable Development. You can also learn more about the City's Sustainability Initiatives, the programs and efforts planning for the future in order to protect the environment, provide economic well-being, and ensure social equity for our residents and businesses.