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Forms & Permits


Food Program

Information for food business operators on food safety, permits and forms.


Housing Program

Environmental Health Services is responsible for enforcing State health laws, quarantines and orders related to housing, including areas of interior and exterior maintenance, sanitation, and occupancy standards. Authority to enter and conduct housing inspections is derived from the California Health & Safety Code Section 17970.


Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)

The Unified Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Management Regulatory Program (Unified Program) was established in 1993 to protect public health and safety, and to restore and enhance environmental quality, and sustain economic vitality through effective and efficient implementation of the Unified Program. San Mateo County Environmental Health Department (SMCEH) was designated by the State Secretary for Environmental Protection as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for San Mateo County in 1996.


Pets & Wildlife

Learn what to do about pests in your home and dead or injured wildlife on your property and how to protect your furry family from getting sick or lost.


Medical Marijuana ID Program

The Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program in the State of California advises counties to administer a voluntary card registration program that allows eligible patients and their primary caregivers to apply for and receive identification cards through their county of residence (Senate Bill 420). The cards may protect eligible patients and their primary caregivers against wrongful arrest and prosecution for use and possession of marijuana for medical purposes in California.