What is the zoning designation of my property?
If your property is located in
unincorporated San Mateo County and you have your parcel number
you can find out the zoning designation of that property by contacting
us. The following two steps will help you discern your location
and parcel number.
1) The Planning and Building
Division has zoning information for all lots in the Unincorporated
parts of San Mateo County. (Clicking the preceding highlighted
link will open a general map (size 108k) of unincorporated areas
in gray. A Thomas Guide Map of San Mateo County will give you
a more detailed view of your address location.) If your property
is located in a city in San Mateo County you will need to contact
2) Once you have determined that
your property is located in Unincorporated San Mateo County,
you will need to find your parcel
number. Clicking this highlighted text will send you to search
County Property Information for your parcel number by entering
your street address.
We maintain Zoning Maps which
show zoning designations for lots in Unincorporated San Mateo
County. This information is mapped by us on to copies of the
County Assessor Maps. If your property is located in Unincorporated
San Mateo County you can call or visit us and determine the zoning
of your parcel.
What does the zoning designation allow
me to do with my property?
When you have determined the
zoning of your property you may search our Zoning Regulations
document for further information. A listing of our zoning designations
is available in Chapter 2, 20, (.pdf,
23k) of our Zoning Regulations
(.pdf, 2.6mb) document. Or you can call the Zoning counter
at (650) 363-1825 for further information. Appointments are available.