Connect the Coastside Considered at July 26 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Connect the Coastside will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at the July 26, 2022 meeting! See the public meeting notice and learn how to join in.

RFP for Protected Tree Ordinance Update

The County of San Mateo is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to perform professional consulting and planning services to complete the update to and consolidation of the Significant and Heritage Tree Ordinances through the adoption of the Protected Tree Ordinance. Proposals must be electronically received by July 29, 2022 via Public Purchase. See the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) for details on informational meetings and other application requirements.

RFP for Geotechnical and Geological Report Review Services

The County of San Mateo Planning and Building Department is seeking professional firms to provide independent geological and geotechnical review services on an as-needed basis for the Planning and Building Department, effective October 1, 2022. Proposals must be electronically received by 3:00 P.M. PST, on Monday, July 20, 2022 via Public Purchase. See the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) for more information.

Permit Exemption for Hazardous Trees – Extended to July 1, 2023

In advance of fire season and drought conditions, the Community Development Director, in consultation with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s San Mateo–Santa Cruz Unit and the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, has issued a Notice Regarding Permit Exemption for Tree Removal

Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report & Scoping Session for North Fair Oaks Rezoning & General Plan Amendment Project

We are preparing a Draft EIR for the North Fair Oaks Rezoning and General Plan Amendment Project and are requesting comments on scope and content. Attend a public scoping meeting on May 11.

RFP for Independent Plan Check & Building Inspection Services

We are currently seeking proposals from professional firms to provide independent plan check and building inspection services on an as-needed basis.

Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) Summary

Here is a brief summary of Senate Bill (SB) 9, which will take effect on January 1, 2022, and will require local agencies to ministerially approve urban lot splits and two-unit residential projects in single-family residential zones when certain criteria are met.

New Proposed Building Permit & Inspection Fee Schedule

The County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors will open a public hearing on December 8, 2020 to consider adopting the Planning and Building Department’s proposed Building Permit and Inspection Fee Schedule effective January 15, 2021.

Fire Recovery & Rebuilding

Learn about our streamlined rebuilding process designed to assist those who have lost their homes or suffered property damage due to the CZU Lightning Complex fires.

Additional Outdoor Businesses Allowed

The County has expanded the temporary suspension of Use Permit, Parking and other zoning development standards to allow restaurants and other specified businesses to conduct business outdoors.

New Local Energy Code Requirements Effective September 10, 2020

New Energy Requirements effective September 10, 2020 for new construction: Requirements include all-electric building, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and photovoltaic solar requirements.