Because of varying procedural requirements in state law and county ordinances, each type of permit may be subject to different processing requirements. We process each permit as quickly as possible while ensuring full compliance with the law. The Development Review Center (DRC) handles permit applications for all unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. If your property is within the boundaries of any incorporated city or town, contact that city rather than the DRC. Read more

Planning Fee Schedule

The Planning fee schedule contains a listing of all fees applicable to a variety of Planning permits. Planning staff can assist with identifying the applicable permits and fees for a particular project. Read more

Planning Permit Application Form 

Download the form required to apply for a San Mateo County Planning Permit. Read more

Appeal a Decision

Information on the appeals process and a form for submitting your appeal. Read more

Planning Permit Center

What's the status of my permit? What's the permit history (since 1999) of my property? Where can I apply for an Over-the-Counter permit (log-in required)?

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