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General Information

  • Address: 330 West 20th Ave , San Mateo, CA 94403

  • Planning Office Line: 650-522-7172 

  • Inspection Scheduling: 650-522-7170 (automated)

  • Planning hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

  • Building Department Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am -11:30 am

Scheduling Inspections

  • 24 hour advance notice required

  • Automated number: 650-522-7172

  • Morning inspections: 9:00 - 12:00

  • Afternoon inspections: 12:00 - 5:00 

  • Time-Windows are available Online on day of inspection:

COVID-19

San Mateo City

INSPECTIONS: performed by remote video

Scheduled through on-line or over phone


 

APPLICATION

 

  • Obtain application from online OR at the City Planning/Building department 

  • Complete all relevant fields 

  • CF1R form (for all furnace and AC installations)

  • Authorization letter required when someone other than business owner is pulling permit

 

PAYMENTS

  • Finance office closes at 4:00 pm

  • Credit cards are accepted

 

HOA

 

  • Is this an HOA residence?  

  • If YES: Get HOA approval letter from homeowner 

 

FURNACE REPLACEMENT: change out: same location, no drawings

 

  • Application;  CF1R

 

FURNACE NEW: new install or new location

 

  • Application

  • CF1R

  • Location drawing

  • Furnace specs per City requirements

 

DUCTWORK 

  • Application

  • Existing (less than 40’)?

  • New (more than 40’)?

  • If more than 40 feet HERS test is required

  • Has asbestos? If Yes, HERS exemption form is required.

 

AIR CONDITIONER:

  • Application

  • CF1R

  • Drawing using CITY form (11x17) -REQUIRED

  • Show AC location on property

  • Show distance from property line

  • Decibel calculation form

  • AC equipment specs from manufacturer (3 copies) -REQUIRED

 

HERS duct tests

Required in all instances EXCEPT

  • AC Only installation 

  • less than 40 feet of ductwork

  • Asbestos is present**

  • Ductwork is not accessible**

  • **When asbestos is present OR the ductwork is not accessible, HERS exemption form is required

 

WATER HEATER

 

  • Application

  • Drawing showing location (closet, garage, etc)

  • show pipe lines per requirements of City