Get Timely Information in an Emergency

SMC Alert, a free* alert-notification system, is used to contact you during urgent or emergency situations. The alert provides useful information and updates by sending text messages to your:

  • Email accounts (home, work, school, etc.)
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Smartphones or other handheld devices


Here's How It Works

When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders can instantly notify you. SMC Alert is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do or what not to do, who to contact, and other important information.

*Registration is free; but text message charges may apply depending on your carrier and plan and will not be reimbursed by cities, towns, or the county. When registering your cellular device, make sure it is capable of receiving email-generated text messages. Email accounts that have spam filters or blast email protection should be modified to allow alerts from SMC Alert.

Sign up today for SMC Alert, San Mateo's countywide community alert system