San Mateo County Finance Department

Find San Mateo County California finance departments, DFS, and DOF. Finance departments provide information on financial services, finance, taxation, and banking.


Atherton Finance Department 91 Ashfield Road Atherton CA 94027 650-752-0519


Belmont City Finance Department 1 Twin Pines Lane Belmont CA 94002 650-595-7436

Burlingame Finance Department 501 Primrose Rd Burlingame CA 94010 650-558-7223

Daly City Finance Department 333 90th Street Daly CA 94015 650-991-8000

Menlo Park Finance Department 701 Laurel Street Menlo Park CA 94025 650-858-3443

Millbrae Finance Department 621 Magnolia Ave Millbrae CA 94030 650-259-2350

Pacifica Finance Department 170 Santa Maria Avenue Pacifica CA 94044 650-738-7396

Redwood City Finance Department 1017 Middlefield Road Redwood CA 94063 650-780-7070

San Bruno Finance Department 567 El Camino Real San Bruno CA 94066 650-616-7080

San Mateo Finance Department 330 West 20th Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 650-522-7100

South San Francisco Finance Department 400 Grand Avenue South San Francisco CA 94080 650-877-8507

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What happens to unspent funds or unanticipated revenues?

As a general rule, these funds are added to the entity's Fund Balance at the end of the fiscal year. The Fund Balance is the organization's reserve and may be referred to colloquially as a "rainy day" fund. In some cases, the entity's legislative body may direct the funds toward an unmet need, such as a capital improvement project.

What are general obligation bonds?

General obligation bonds are bonds issued by a state, county, or local government that are backed by that entity's full faith and credit. This means that the government has guaranteed that it will generate tax revenues in order to pay back the bonds. General obligation bonds are commonly used for schools, roads, and other public improvements, and they are usually exempt from state and local taxes.

What is a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report?

A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a document prepared by a governmental entity that includes its audited financial statements and additional financial and operational information about the organization. The CAFR meets standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.