Protecting Life and Property through Building Safety

Our Building Section Team can provide the public with safe homes, offices, stores and other buildings through the permitting and inspection process. We review and inspect all construction projects that require building permits in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. Our permit technicians are very knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to help you through the permit intake process. Our plans examiners review your building plans to make sure they comply with the most currently adopted codes and standards. By following code guidelines, your project will meet the required safety standards. Our building inspectors ensure that each project is inspected and built according to the approved plans. They make sure your construction project is built to current codes and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family and friends.

Our team can provide the public with assistance on a construction project; we can help by providing valuable information on permits, building codes and safe construction practices. Building permits are very beneficial and add-value to you and your community. By obtaining the required permits you are not only protecting your investment in your project, but you are safeguarding against potential hazards of unsafe construction.

Using Alternative Water Sources

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As severe drought continues in California, many residents and businesses are looking for innovative ways to conserve. There are many simple, low-cost methods that can be used to conserve water.

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