San Mateo Disaster & Recovery Services

San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County between San Francisco and San Mateo, and is home to nearly 105,000 residents. The city’s historic downtown, Mediterranean climate, and rich history make up the city’s most defining characteristics. In this diverse and affluent area, the biggest economic contributors to the city include the local school district, the Medical Center, and Sony’s Interactive Entertainment division. San Mateo is within driving distance to most major cities in the San Francisco Bay, which makes it a bustling Bay Area favorite for visits, shopping, dining, and special events.

San Mateo’s downtown features over 800 shops and restaurants, many of them in late 19th and early 20th century historic buildings. This area has been historically influential for the Japanese-American community, and contains many Japanese restaurants and shops. Downtown San Mateo also contains Central Park, the city’s signature park with a recreation center, miniature train, Japanese tea garden, rose garden, and baseball fields.

The city of San Mateo invests in its community by hosting special events and financing art installations throughout the year. The Art in Public Places ordinance has brought art into the community including murals, sculptures, and several modern developer installations that can be viewed all over the city. Special community-building events include Eggstravaganza, the Central Park Music Series, the Holiday Festival of Dance, and the National Night Out. Visitors and residents alike appreciate the family-friendly, culturally relevant, and community-focused nature of the City of San Mateo.

Check out the services we offer to our local customers in the greater San Mateo area.