Board of Supervisors

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is the five-member elected body that supervises the operation of San Mateo County. Watch Board meetings, find agendas and supporting materials for upcoming meetings, and agendas and minutes for past meetings.

View Upcoming Meetings

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is authorized by County ordinance to review the County General Plan and various development regulations and make recommendations on their adoption or amendment by the County Board of Supervisors. The Commission is also charged with reviewing and acting upon various development permits issued by the County. The County Planning Commission's jurisdiction is generally limited to the unincorporated areas of the County (outside city limits). Each city in the County has its own planning commission.

Read more

Zoning Hearing Officer

The Zoning Hearing Officer conducts public hearings on minor land use and development permits that would otherwise be heard by the County Planning Commission. This is done to save time, expense and effort, both for the applicant and County staff. The Zoning Hearing Officer is an employee of the County Planning and Building Department and reports to and acts on behalf of the County Planning Director.

Read more

Design Review

The Design Review Committees were established by County ordinance to review the building plans for new development in certain unincorporated communities of the County which are zoned Design Review (DR). View the Design Review committees/officers for these communities below.

Read more

Business License Board

The Business License Board (BLB) is administered through the Plannning and Building Department. 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 use or building site. Businesses can be cited for a Use Violation if the appropriate Use Permit has not been obtained

Read more

None available.
View All Meetings
Agricultural Advisory Committee

The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) was formed in order to achieve the objectives of the Planned Agricultural Development Ordinance to preserve the County's regional agriculture production. Meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the Month, depending on available agenda items.

Read more