Public Services & Local Government

We've compiled all the public safety and local services & governments on one convenient place. Welcome to the Coastside!

Public Safety in the Half Moon Bay Area

San Mateo County Sheriff Coastside substations are located at 537 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay California and 500 California Street in Moss Beach California.

  • For all emergencies, dial 911
  • San Mateo County Sheriff | (650) 216-SMS0 (7676)
  • San Mateo County Sheriff – After Hours Nonemergency (650) 363-4911
  • San Mateo County Sheriff – Half Moon Bay Substation | (650) 726-8288
  • San Mateo County Sheriff – Moss Beach Substation | (650) 573-2801

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City of Half Moon Bay | (650) 726-8270

City Hall is located at 501 Main Street in Half Moon Bay California. The City of Half Moon Bay is governed by a five-member elected City Council. Members serve staggered four-year terms and the seats of mayor and vice-mayor are elected annually by the Council.

  • Administration | (650) 726-8280
  • Administrative Services I (650) 726-8260 – offices are located at 507-B Purissima Street
  • Business Licenses | (888) 602-0239
  • City Council | (650) 726-8250
  • City Manager | (650) 726-8280
  • Community Development I (650) 726-8270
  • Finance | (650) 750-2034 – offices are located at 507-B Purissima Street
  • Planning | (650) 726-8270
  • Public Works | (650) 726-8270

Coastside Fire Protection District

The Coastside Fire Protection District is located at 1191 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. Their board of directors is composed of five publicly elected and/or appointed representatives who establish policy that is implemented by staff.

County of San Mateo

San Mateo County government center is located in Redwood City California. Half Moon Bay is the only incorporated city along the Coastside. All other cities are governed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

  • Agriculture / Weights & Measures | (650) 363-4700
  • Assessor - County Clerk - Recorder & Chief Elections Officer | (650) 363-4988
  • Board of Supervisors | (650) 363-4653
  • Child Support Services | (866) 901-3212
  • Controller | (650) 363-4777
  • Coroner | (650) 312-5562
  • County Counsel | (650) 363-4250
  • County Manager's Office / Clerk of the Board | (650) 363-4121
  • Courts | (650) 261-5100
  • District Attorney / Public Administrator | (650) 363-4636
  • Fire Protection Services | (800) 468-4408
  • Health System | (650) 573-2116
  • Housing (Department of Housing) | (650) 802-5050
  • Human Services Agency | (650) 802-7507
  • Information Services Department | (650) 363-4548
  • Parks Department | (650) 363-4020
  • Planning and Building Department | (650) 363-4161
  • Probation | (650) 312-8816
  • Public Works | (650) 363-4100
  • Sheriff's Office | (650) 216-7676
  • Tax Collector/Treasurer/Revenue Services | (650) 363-4142

Midcoast Community Council

The Midcoast Community Council is an elected Municipal Advisory Council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and has seven elected members who represent the unincorporated areas north of Half Moon Bay, including Miramar, El Granada, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Moss Beach, and Montara.

Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council

The Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council advises the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on issues affecting residents of Pescadero, Loma Mar, Butano Canyon and other South Coast communities.

San Mateo County Harbor District | (650) 726-4382

The Harbor District operates two facilities, Pillar Point Harbor at Half Moon Bay in Princeton, and Oyster Point Marina/Park in the City of South San Francisco. The District is governed by a five member Board of Harbor Commissioners, who are elected County-wide for staggered four-year terms.

School Districts

  • Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD)
  • La Honda/Pescadero Unified School District (LHPUSD)

Utilities

  • Cable Television
  • Electricity
  • Garbage Collection
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Landfills
  • Ox Mountain Sanitary Landfill | (650) 726-4718
  •  Pescadero Dump | (650) 879-0729
  • Propane
  • Recycling
  • NexCycle (behind Safeway) | (800) 969-2020
  • Ox Mountain Sanitary Landfill | (650) 726-4718
  • Sewer
  • Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) | (650) 726-0124
  • Granada Sanitary District | (650) 726-7093
  • Montara Water & Sanitary District | (650) 728-3545
  • Telephone Service
  • Water
  • Coastside County Water District (CCWD) | (650) 726-4405
  • Montara Water & Sanitary District | (650) 728-3545

U.S. Postal Services | (800) ASK-USPS

  • El Granada Post Office | 20 Ave. Portola, El Granada, CA 94018
  • Half Moon Bay Post Office | 500 Stone Pine Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • La Honda Post Office | 8865 La Honda Rd., La Honda, CA 94020
  • Montara Post Office | 215 Seventh St., Montara, CA 94037
  • Moss Beach Post Office | 2315 Carlos St., Moss Beach, CA 94038
  • Pescadero Post Office | 2020 Pescadero Rd., Pescadero, CA 94060
  • San Gregorio Post Office | 7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio, CA 94074