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How do I look up the zoning district for my address or parcel?

Look at the Zoning Map [pdf] or contact the Planner on Duty or visit the counter services at City Hall

   
Q.

How do I look up an Assessor Parcel Number (APN)?

"Community GIS" Online Mapping Application or call (650) 780-7350

   
Q.

What do I need to know to build a fence?

Call Building Counter at (650) 780-7350

   
Q.

What permit do I need to build a large house?

Residential Architectural Permit and Building Permit

   
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What permit do I need to build a room addition?

Residential Architectural Permit and Building Permit

   
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How can I find out whether my neighbor can build a second story?

Yes, your neighbor can build a second story as long as they comply with the Zoning Ordinance.

   
Q.

Who can answer my tree questions?

Public Works Tree Services

   
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How can I find out if I live in Redwood City proper or in unincorporated San Mateo County?

You can either call City Hall at (650) 780-7350, call San Mateo County Planning Office at (650) 363-4161

   
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What permits do I need to build a deck?

For decks greater that 1 foot, you will need a building permit. You also need to check with the Planner on Duty or email planning@redwoodcity.org for setback information.

   
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What permits do I need to build a commercial or office building?

Commercial Architectural Permit

   
   

 






 

 

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