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Permit Center

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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 Shelter In Place Order regarding the COVID-19 Virus, the Belmont Permit Center will be closed to the public during the shelter in place.   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 to or fax at (650) 595-7479.
  • Inspections available for essential services only.  Email a request to  Inspections not provided does not waive the required inspections for the project to proceed.
  • Email submissions of permit applications, plan checks and resubmittals can be sent to  Please use project address in subject of email.  We will reply with direction and next steps.
  • Permit applications are available  on the City of Belmont website at:
  • Please provide all contact information in a clear and concise manner.

  • 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.

The Permit Center provides permits for property construction, tree removal, facilities or construction in the public right-of-way including roadway banners, and planning entitlements.  

Click on the department button below for the type of permit you would like to obtain.  

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