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Applications are accepted year-round, and kept on file for one year. Applicants will be contacted when interviews are scheduled.
If you wish to apply, complete the Board and Commissions application and submit it to:City Clerk Office400 Grand Ave.South San Francisco, CA 94080
General requirements include:
Contact both Divisions via email or call Building at (650) 829-6670 and Planning at (650) 877-8535.
Alternatively, if you are low-income and/or disadvantaged, you may be eligible for legal help from the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. To see if you are eligible, please contact (650) 558-0915.
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1) Contact the Office of the City Clerk:
Krista Martinelli South San Francisco City Clerk City Hall 400 Grand Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94080 Tel: (650) 877-8518 Fax: (650) 829-6641 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Download a copy of the application at:
Board and Commissions Application
Contact both Divisions via email or call Building at 829-6670 and Planning at (650) 877-8535.
For business license information, call the Business License Office at (650) 877-8505. You may want to check with the Planning Division for Zoning and Land Use regulations on the site in question at (650) 877-8535.
Permits are issued at the Permit Center Service Counter in the City Hall Annex from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with the exception of Wednesdays when the counter closes at 3:30 pm.
Before applying for a permit, make a rough plan of your project. The rough plan should include the dimensions of your lot, the size of your house, and the location of your planned addition. City staff will review this plan before you submit formal plans to be checked by the City’s Building Division.
For permit information, call (650) 829-6670.
You can download a complete list with contact phone numbers and addresses listed by City and project from the San Mateo County website. You could also contact the City’s Housing Authority at (650) 583-7631 to be placed on their interest list.
The Finance Department counter is located at:400 Grand Ave.South San Francisco, CA 94080
You may also contact us at (650) 877-8507.
The South San Francisco Fire Department is conducting ongoing CERT training for its citizens with classes being offered twice during the year. The Course will consist of five 3-4 hour sessions and two eight-hour sessions, one session per week. The six week course will cover the following topics:
If a property owner does not comply within the time frame outlined on their letter, the South San Francisco Fire Department will send a notice of violation to the property owner. In this case the cost of the work and administrative fees are placed as liens against the property.
Effective May 1, 2006
Properties in violation will be identified due to the presence of “Dead, decayed, diseased or hazardous tress, weeds or other vegetation constituting unsightly appearance, dangerous to public safety and welfare or detrimental to neighboring property or property values.”
Uniform Fire Code, Section 1103.2.4, Municipal Code 8.54.070 (b) (1), Public Resources Code (PRC) 4291, Government Code (GC) 51182.
Creating and maintaining defensible space on your property will significantly increase the chances of your home surviving a vegetation fire. This requires cutting the native brush and native vegetation and removing the dried, cut grass a distance of at least 30-feet or to property line from any structure. For areas of increased vegetation, slope, or aspect, your requirement of defensible space may increase.
If you have any questions or comments please call the South San Francisco Fire Prevention Weed Abatement Hotline at (650) 829-7222 x1111, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm or by email.
Currently, we have units installed and operating at: Hickey and Hilton, Hickey and Camaritas, El Camino and Costco, El Camino at Westborough, Chestnut at Antoinette, East Grand at Littlefield, South Spruce at North Canal, South Spruce at South Canal, East Grand at Littlefield and South Spruce at Mayfair. Additional units are being installed and nearing completion at El Camino at BART, El Camino at McLellan Drive, McLellan at Mission, and McLellan at Hillside. We are also looking to install units in the Gateway Development response area and the El Camino corridor.
Retired Fire Engineer Jim Hale had been the lead person on the project for the Fire Department and received a Lion’s Club nomination for his efforts on this project in 2000.
If you need to do an operating system upgrade, and add more memory and a larger hard drive, you might be better off waiting until you can get a complete new unit. If you do just fine with only one file open, but when you open additional files the entire thing slows down, hangs, or gives errors indicating you need to close some files before proceeding, perhaps all you really need is some additional memory. 128MB of SDRAM memory can be obtained for around $50 these days. If you've added several software programs after the basic install, you might benefit from a larger drive. A better alternative would probably be to check the stuff you have and see what you can do without and remove it to free up drive space. Adding another 128MB (or more) memory would probably make a noticeable difference in performance, especially if you’re one of those who likes to keep several documents open at the same time or run every imaginable utility that you can load to run in the system tray (that swarm of little icons at the right end of your start bar).
For children age 17 or younger, the child must be with the parent/legal guardian at the time of application. Note: There is no age limit for a library card; however, the parent/legal guardian must have the ID as required for adults, or have a current PLS library card, with the same address and phone number as the child. We also issue library cards during class visits when teachers return library card applications with parental signatures. Library Card Application
The Library also offers wireless internet access for patrons with properly equipped laptop computers.
In addition, our libraries offer access to the JobScout website. JobScout offers online internet training with a emphisis toward improving job skills and will assist you in setting up an email account. To use JobScout click here.
You cannot use the online form to report traffic accidents, hit and runs, and any other traffic related accidents. We do not complete reports for non-injury accidents. You must exchange your information with the other party involved.
You cannot use this form if you have suspect information. You must call the Police Department at (650) 877-8900. We do not take theft reports online.
We do not accept online reports for any financial crime, fraud, unauthorized use of a credit card, forgery, or identity theft. You must call the Police Department at (650) 877-8900 to report those crimes. If your report does not fit the above listed criteria it will be rejected when it is reviewed by police personnel and the reason for rejection will be emailed to you. This will cause you delay in the report of the crime. If you need help in determining what type of crime you are trying to report, or if you were prefer to report the incident on the telephone, please call the police dispatcher at (650) 877-8900. File a Police Report Online
All Police Department employees are taking the community policing approach with them to the streets in an effort to minimize crime and bring the members of the community into the problem-solving picture. The face of police work has slowly changed over the years and police officers can no longer be viewed only as the enforcers of the law. We are making the transition to being facilitators of community involvement as part of a police / citizen team, working together to achieve a safe and desirable community in which to work and live.
In the past, handling crime suppression was performed by meeting with the complainant, obtaining the necessary information, and trying to catch the responsible. Community resources were not normally used in the process. Often times, the problem would resurface and another officer would respond to the call and handle it much the same way. Community skepticism and mistrust would sometimes enter the picture at this point when this traditional method of enforcement was ineffective.
With the community policing mindset, officers have greater latitude in handling problems that occur on their assigned beats. More creative solutions, including involving the community as our eyes and ears, have helped to reduce repeat crimes and on-going problems in certain situations. Officers are also working together and communicating with their beat counterparts to make sure that problems which occur on one shift are not happening at another time.
Patrol officers have also gone to the public to stop community blight from overtaking certain areas. Property owners, from apartment buildings to shopping centers, have been called upon to keep their property in good condition. The City's Code Enforcement Officers get involved if there is continued non-compliance. To assist in this community anti-blight effort, COPPS Officer Sean Curmi administers a juvenile diversion program called Project N.E.A.T. (Neighborhood Enhancement Action Teams) where juvenile first offenders meeting certain criteria attend mandatory counseling sessions, and work all day on a Saturday painting out graffiti, picking up trash, performing weed abatement, or any other reasonable task that would enhance the beauty of the City. For details about the program, see the Project NEAT page.
Fernando will set up an appointment to meet with you.
If you want to be a learner, your tutor and all materials are free.
If you want to be a volunteer tutor, your training/workbooks and all materials you use with your learner are free.
On your collection day, wheel your carts out to the street on your regularly scheduled garbage and recycling day by 5 am. Place recycling and garbage carts out together 2' apart and 3' away from any vehicle or obstacle. Put your cart wheels against the curb with the handles facing your house. If there is a problem putting your carts in the street, please put your carts as close as possible to the street. For example, in your driveway, on the mow strip, or at the edge of the sidewalk. No hazardous materials of any kind are accepted in your garbage, recycling, or yard waste carts.
Compost: South San Francisco Scavenger collects organic yard trimmings and food waste at single family residences and commercial properties who request organics service. The yard waste and food scraps goes through an anaerobic digestion process at the SSF Scavenger facilities that generates natural gas to fuel the collection trucks. The remaining solids are then turned into compost at a facility off site. The website below lists what can and cannot be disposed of in the green waste containers.
If you live in a multi-family residence, including small and large apartment buildings, SSF Scavenger does not currently provide organics food scrap/yard waste collection. SSF Scavenger is actively looking at working with apartment building owners and managers to be able to provide organic waste service in the future.
Cart Storage:All garbage, recycling, and yard waste carts must be stored out of view from the street. Carts should be rolled out no more than 12 hours before collection and stored out of sight no more than 12 hours after collection.
Garbage service is required for all residential and commercial establishments. Per SSF Municipal Code 8.54.070
For more information, check the South San Francisco Scavengers Website.
For dead animal pick-up, contact the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (650) 340-8200 for dead animals on public property with the exception of freeways/highways.
To report dead animals on freeways/highways, contact Caltrans at (650) 358-4127.
Residents and business owners are allowed to place small, dead animals (i.e. birds, squirrels, gophers, etc.) found on their private property in a bag for their regular garbage pickup. Landfills are licensed to accept them.
Larger animals found on private property cannot be placed in the garbage. The resident/business owner can call an animal removal company or bring the animals to the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA 24/7 for disposal.
Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA will pick up any dead animals on the street for free. They will pick up domestic animals and wild animals, excluding deer, on private property for a fee. Deer will be picked up on public property only, for free.
Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA will not charge for domestic animal pick-up on private property as long as the animal is not owned (a stray). They will pick-up domestic, owned animals on private property for a fee.
Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA will not pick up dead animals (deer, wildlife, or domestic) from freeways. Freeways are 101, 280, 84 (Woodside Road), Highway 25 (Skyline Blvd.), Highway 82 (El Camino Real). Freeway pick-ups are handled by Caltrans, (650) 358-4127. Humane Society Website
The Atrium and Betty Weber Room in the Municipal Services building is another great option. Accommodating 130 people, the unique garden-style atrium offers an attractive and festive atmosphere to complement any event.
The Joseph A. Fernekes Building in Orange Memorial Park is ideal for gatherings up to 150 people. Our newest facility, the Joseph A. Fernekes Building includes a beautiful maple floor, large glass windows, a commercial kitchen, and an outdoor patio area.
The Westborough Building is a contemporary multi-use facility ideal for gatherings of up to 150 people. It has an atrium-style lobby with high beamed ceiling and skylights, two modern reception rooms with heavy wooden barn doors, and a full residential kitchen connecting the two rooms.
For outdoor facilities, our new Westborough Park Shelter can accommodate up to 120 people, and our Orange Memorial Park Eucalyptus Shelter can accommodate 150 people.
Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (650) 829-3800 to reserve a facility.
No smoking, portable barbeques, inflatable jumpers, or amplified sound is permitted in any city parks.
For picnic rentals, only beer and wine are permitted and must be consumed in the immediate picnic area; no additional fees apply.