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Planning & Building

Can I put up a sign on telephone poles

No.  You may not place signs on telephone poles.

Do I need a permit for a new swimming pool

Yes, and several departments within the City will be involved with the process.  To start the process, you will need to bring three (3) sets of plans to the Planning and Building office at 1800 Francisco Blvd., as well as fill out a Building Permit Application.

1800 Francisco Blvd.

Pacifica
CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7344

Do I need a permit for my business sign

You might.  It depends on several factors, such as the type of sign and the specific location of your business.  For example, if your sign is free-standing or electrical, it would be a different situation than simply having a wooden sign attached to the face of the building.  The best thing to do is call the Planning Department at 650-738-7341 and discuss your particular situation with one of our City Planners.

1800 Francisco Blvd.

Pacifica
CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7341

I am building a new house, what departments do I talk to

Please call the Planning and Building office at 650-738-7344 to get started. 

1800 Francisco Blvd.

Pacifica
CA 94044

I am opening a restaurant, what permits and licenses do I need

You must check with the Planning Department to be sure the location is zoned for a restaurant.  If there is already, or has been in the recent past, a restaurant in that location this shouild not be an issue.  You would need to contact the San Mateo County Environmental Health Division, 650-372-6200, for clearance before opening.  You would also need to obtain a Business License from the City, and the Fire Department would have to make an inspection.

If you are doing business under a fictitious name you will need to file a fictitious name statement with the County Recorder's Office of the County of San Mateo, 650-363-4500.

You will also need to obtain a Seller's Permit from the State Board of Equalization, 800-400-7115.

170 Santa Maria Avenue

Pacifica
CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7344
Fax: 650-359-5807

I am remodeling my house what permits do I need

It depends on the work you are planning to do.  The best idea is to call the Planning and Building office at 650-738-7344 to find out how to get started.

1800 Francisco Blvd.

Pacifica
CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7344

I need a license for the sale of alcohol

Please call the ABC Office (Alcoholic Beverage Control) at 415-356-6500. 

Phone: 415-356-6500

I want to know more about the city ordinances that concern my property

You can review the zoning code on our website.  It is part of our Municipal Code. 
http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16544&stateId=5&stateName=California
 
If you still have questions, you can call the Planning and Building department at 650-738-7341.

Phone: 650-738-7341

Tell me about construction permits

There is too much information pertaining to this subject.  Please call the Building Department for information - 650-738-7344.

Phone: 650-738-7344

What is a conditional use permit?

A Conditional Use Permit is a Planning permit for a particular use at a specific location.  It is granted by the Planning Commission after a public hearing is conducted.

What is a certificate of occupancy?

A Certificate of Occupancy is a form that is completed when a brand new building has been completed.  It certifies that the building is compliant with building codes and other laws.  These can be obtained from the Planning and Building office with appropriate notice. 

Pacifica
CA 94044
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