- How Do I Find Out If My New Business Needs a Use Permit?
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- When is a Use Permit Required for Businesses in Unincorporated San Mateo County?
Anyone looking to open a business in Unincorporated San Mateo County should visit the Planning & Building Department and find out if their proposed business will require a Use Permit. Some business uses are restricted by the Zoning designations for a particular land or building site. Businesses can be cited for a Use Violation if the appropriate Use Permit has not been obtained. Go to the Planning & Building Division site for contact information and office hours.