In 1978, a County Historical Resources Advisory Board was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to the protection and preservation of man-made resources of historical, cultural and architectural significance. The jurisdiction of the Board is limited to unincorporated areas.


HRAB meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every odd numbered month at 3:00pm.



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Pursuant to the Shelter in Place Orders issued by the San Mateo County Health Officer and the Governor, the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, and the CDC’s social distancing guidelines which discourage large public gatherings, the regular meeting location of the Historic Review Board is no longer open for public meetings. Please see agenda for instructions on participating in this meeting.

San Mateo County History Museum
2200 Broadway Ave Redwood City CA 94063

Ask the receptionist in the museum store for the exact room location.

Historic Resources Ordinance

The Historic Resources Ordinance safeguards the historic structures and sites of San Mateo County and promotes their public use and enjoyment.