How to Apply?

Permits can be applied for at the Development Review Center by mail (455 County Center, 2nd Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063) or online.

You will need the following:

  • the property address where the work will occur
  • the legal owner's name, mailing address and telephone number
  • the contractor's name, address, telephone number and license number
  • a description of the work

To save time, we recommend you apply and make payment online. If you are applying by mail, it is not necessary to have a special permit application. You only need to submit the information above. Payment for mail-in permits must be in the form of a check (made payable to the County of San Mateo) or a credit card (Visa or Master Card). DO NOT MAIL CASH. When using a credit card, you must provide your complete credit card number, the expiration date on your card and a copy of the authorized signature. 

When a Permit Technician has processed your permit, it will be mailed back to you along with your receipt and a job inspection record.

What Fees Must I Pay?

You must pay Building and filing fees.

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