The Ralph M. Brown Act is codified in Government Code Section 54950 et seq. The entire Government Code is available online at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
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Birth, death, and marriage certificates and marriage licenses are issued by the County of San Mateo. Please contact the County Clerk's Office at (650) 363-4000 or see their website for more information about obtaining a certificate. San Mateo County Clerk's Office, 555 County Center, First Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063-1665
Agendas are posted by the end of the day on the Thursday before each City Council meeting.
Agendas are posted by the end of the day on the Thursday before each City Council meeting. You can also subscribe for agenda updates by email.
City Council meeting minutes are available on our Council agendas and minutes page. Minutes are listed after the agenda items for each meeting.
All of the City Commissions and Boards are listed here, along with information about current vacancies and how to apply. Community residents interested in serving on a board or commission may obtain an application online. Commissioners and board members are selected by the full City Council through a competitive process.
The City’s Finance Department processes all business tax certificates (i.e., business licenses). More information is available at www.cityofsanmateo.org/304/Business-License
Voter registration information is available through the San Mateo County Election website or http://registertovote.ca.gov. The San Mateo City Clerk’s Department provides voter registration forms during office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. We can assist you in locating vote centers as Election Day approaches and on Election Day.
A claim must be filed with the City of San Mateo within six months of the incident. Completed forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed or hand-delivered to:City Clerk, City of San Mateo, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403. City Hall is closed from 12-1pm. Claim Against the City Form.
Go to the official election website for the County of San Mateo www.smcacre.org/elections or call (650) 312-5222 for up-to-date information. State-wide elections are held on even numbered years.
All conflict of interest statements (Fair Political Practices Commission's Form 700) for candidates, elected officials, and select officers of the City are available our website.
The Municipal Code is a published compilation of City laws and their revisions organized according to subject matter (arranged by title, chapter and section). The Municipal Code is updated periodically as new ordinances are adopted by the City Council. The Municipal Code for the City of San Mateo is available online at: https://sanmateo.ca.us.open.law/
San Mateo’s City Charter is available online at: https://sanmateo.ca.us.open.law/ San Mateo is one of two cities in the county that is a charter city. The San Mateo City Charter formulates the basic rules for governing the city. The charter can be changed or additions made by amendments, which must be approved by a majority of the voters. San Mateo was incorporated as a city on September 4, 1894.
The Public Records Act is codified in Government Code Section 6250 et seq. The entire Government Code is available online at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. To submit a request to access any of the City's public records, go to the San Mateo Public Records Request Center www.cityofsanmateo.org/PublicRecords.