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San Mateo County Information

The population of the county based on what the census had recorded in 2010 was 718,451 and the county seat is Redwood City. This county is part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county was founded in 1856 and the total area is 744 square miles. The county office looks after its citizens by handling these departments: probation, Sheriff’s office, emergency management, attorney, and auditor. San Mateo is spanish for St. Matthew, who was a tax collector.  For that reason, he is considered to be the patron saint of finances.  

The area codes in use for this county are: 415 and 650.

Sheriff’s Office

The address is 400 County Center Redwood City, CA 94063 and the phone number is 650-216-7676.  The sheriff is Carlos Bolanos.  

The divisions in the Sheriff’s office are administration, support services, operations, investigations, corrections, and multi-jurisdictional.

It is their mission to keep the county safe for the citizens and visitors. Their law enforcement services are safe, fair, and impartial so that everything is harmonious and peaceful no matter what day it is. They only want to keep offenders away and stop crime.  

County Courthouse

The address is 400 County Center, 4th Floor Redwood City, CA 94063 and the phone number is 650-261-5200

The office hours are from Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.  All locations, contact information, hours and holidays can be found here:  

If you go to the court and have the staff do the search, you need to provide the case number, name of the case, document title requested, and file of the documents. If you cannot provide all of these items, there is a search fee. You need to pay $50 for every page that has been copied if you need documents from the clerk.

A full list of judges can be reviewed here:

County Jail  

300 Bradford Street Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone number is 650-363-4000

Visitation schedule would depend on the name of the inmate, where the inmate is staying, what day it is, and the gender of the inmate. You need to call up before coming to make sure it has not been cancelled on that day. Visits can be 45 minutes in length maximum. A full visitation schedule can be located here:

San Mateo County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:San Mateo County Probation Department
Location:222 Paul Scannell Drive, San Mateo, California, 94402
San Mateo County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined1069
Avg Daily Population1089
Name of new facilityRe-build or renovate current Women`s Correctional Center in 2009
Full time payroll253
Full time total employees310
Total salaries and wages44820000
Other operating expenditures4980000
Total construction costs175000
Equipment, furnishings, etc67000
Year of original construction1994
Year of major renovationnot applicable


San Mateo County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016448,587
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016435,151
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201613,436
Unemployment Rate, 20163.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015101,133
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
San Mateo County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201463,663
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20158.4
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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