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Under the authority of the Health Officer of the County of San Mateo in conjunction with the County of San Mateo March 16, 2020 Shelter In Place Order regarding the COVID-19 Virus, the Belmont Permit Center will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020 through April 7, 2020.  As such:

  • There will be no over the counter permits available during this time.
  • Permits for roofing, electrical services, water heaters, and furnaces can be submitted via email or fax at (650) 595-7479.
  • For email submissions, permit applications are available on the City of Belmont website at:
  • Please provide all contact information in a clear and concise manner and you will receive a phone call to coordinate payment of permit fees.
  • For all other Permit Center or Building Department questions please call 650-595-7422 or email at
  • For Planning and Zoning questions please call 650-595-7417 or email at
  • For Public Works Department questions please call 650-595-7425 or email at
  • For Parks and Recreation Department questions please call 650-595-7441 or email at
  • For Business License questions/submittals please call (650) 453-0400 or email at

We appreciate your flexibility and patience during this time.

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