San Mateo County Building Permits (California)

Search for San Mateo County, CA building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in San Mateo County, CA create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue San Mateo County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets San Mateo County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid San Mateo County building permit. San Mateo County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved San Mateo County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Atherton Building Department Atherton CA 91 Ashfield Road 94027 650-752-0560

Belmont Permits Belmont CA 1 Twin Pines Lane 94002 650-595-7416

Burlingame Zoning Burlingame CA 501 Primrose Road 94010 650-558-7250

Colma Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits Colma CA 1188 El Camino Real 94014 650-757-8888

Daly City Zoning Daly CA 333 90th Street 94015 650-991-8033

East Palo Alto Building Department East Palo Alto CA 1960 Tate Street 94303 650-853-3189

Half Moon Bay Planning Department Half Moon Bay CA 501 Main Street 94019 650-726-8250

Hillsborough Town Building Department and Planning Hillsborough CA 1600 Floribunda Avenue 94010 650-375-7411

Menlo Park Building Department Menlo Park CA 701 Laurel Street 94025 650-330-6704

Menlo Park Zoning Menlo Park CA 701 Laurel Street 94025 650-330-6702

Menlo Permits Menlo Park CA 801 Laurel Street 94025 650-858-3383

Millbrae Zoning Millbrae CA 621 Magnolia Avenue 94030 650-259-2341

Pacifica Planning Department Pacifica CA 1800 Francisco Boulevard 94044 650-738-7341

S San Francisco Building Department South San Francisco CA 315 Maple Avenue 94080 650-829-6670

San Bruno Zoning San Bruno CA 567 El Camino Real 94066 650-616-7074

San Carlos Building Department San Carlos CA 600 Elm Street 94070 650-802-4261

San Carlos Zoning San Carlos CA 600 Elm Street 94070 650-802-4263

San Mateo County Planning Department San Mateo CA 225 37th Avenue 94403 650-573-2398


Town and City Halls in San Mateo County, CA provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These San Mateo County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in San Mateo County, California. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid San Mateo County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Atherton City Hall Atherton CA 91 Ashfield Road 94027 650-752-0500

Belmont City Hall Belmont CA 1 Twin Pines Ln 94002 650-595-7413

Brisbane City Hall Brisbane CA 50 Park Place 94005 415-508-2100

Burlingame City Hall Burlingame CA 501 Primrose Road 94010 650-558-7200

Colma Town Hall Colma CA 1198 El Camino Real 94014 650-997-8300

Daly City City Hall Daly CA 333 90th Street 94015 650-991-8000

Half Moon Bay City Hall Half Moon Bay CA 501 Main Street 94019 650-726-8270

Hillsborough Town Hall Hillsborough CA 1600 Floribunda Avenue 94010 650-375-7400

Menlo Park City Hall Menlo Park CA 701 Laurel Street 94025 650-330-6610

Millbrae City Hall Millbrae CA 621 Magnolia Avenue 94030 650-259-2334

Portola Valley Town Hall Portola Valley CA 765 Portola Road 94028 650-851-1700

Redwood City City Hall Redwood CA 1017 Middlefield Rd 94063 650-780-7000

San Bruno City Hall San Bruno CA 567 El Camino Real 94066 650-616-7058

San Carlos City Hall San Carlos CA 600 Elm Street 94070 650-802-4100

San Mateo City Hall San Mateo CA 330 West 20th Avenue 94403 650-522-7999


Code Enforcement Offices in San Mateo County, CA are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, San Mateo County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for San Mateo County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue San Mateo County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid San Mateo County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Belmont Code Enforcement Belmont CA 1 Twin Pines Lane 94002 650-637-2968

Daly City Code Enforcement Daly CA 333 90th Street 94015 650-991-8260

East Palo Alto Code Enforcement East Palo Alto CA 150 Tara Street 94303 650-853-5940

Menlo Park Code Enforcement Menlo Park CA 1197 Willow Road 94025 650-858-3384

Pacifica Code Enforcement Pacifica CA 1800 Francisco Boulevard 94044 650-738-7343

San Bruno Code Enforcement San Bruno CA 567 El Camino Real 94066 650-616-7076

San Carlos Code Enforcement San Carlos CA 600 Elm Street 94070 650-802-4261

San Mateo Code Enforcement San Mateo CA 330 West 20th Avenue 94403 650-522-7150


Building Inspectors in San Mateo County, CA ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, San Mateo County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, San Mateo County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that a San Mateo County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the San Mateo County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show San Mateo County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Burlingame Building Inspector Burlingame CA 501 Primrose Road 94010 650-558-7260

Foster City Building Inspector Foster CA 610 Foster City Boulevard 94404 650-286-3227

Menlo Park Building Inspector Menlo Park CA 701 Laurel Street 94025 650-330-6704

Millbrae Building Inspector Millbrae CA 621 Magnolia Avenue 94030 650-259-2330

Pacifica Building Inspector Pacifica CA 1800 Francisco Boulevard 94044 650-738-7344

Redwood City Building Inspector Redwood CA 1017 Middlefield Road 94063 650-780-7350

San Bruno Building Inspector San Bruno CA 567 El Camino Real 94066 650-616-7076

San Mateo Building Inspector San Mateo CA 330 West 20th Avenue 94403 650-522-7170

San Mateo County Building Inspector Redwood CA 455 County Center 94063 650-599-7311