Montara is in the unincorporated portion of San Mateo County. We have no city, hence no city council. We look to San Mateo County for much of our governmental services, including police protection, zoning, environmental health, and much more.

We have Montara Sanitary District, offering sewer and trash services from Montara down to just north of El Granada. MSD also has water powers.

Moss Beach
Half Moon Bay
Higgins Canyon
San Gregorio

Montara Water & Sanitary District
It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!

Midcoast Community Council
Representing the Midcoast to the
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Farallone View School
an elementary school of the Cabrillo Unified School District

San Mateo County Sheriff's Department

San Mateo County Harbor District

Our water was provided by Citizens Utilities, an investor-owned water utility which sold to California-American Water Works in January 2002, another investor-owned water utility

Our neighbors to the south include:

Granada Sanitary District (GSD)

Coastside County Water District (CCWD)

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)
SAM cleans water
(a joint powers authority of MWSD, GSD, and HMB)

City of Half Moon Bay (HMB)

Half Moon Bay Library

and we can't forget County headquarters in Redwood City, where our absentee rulers decide our fate:

County of San Mateo

Board of Supervisors
send them

San Mateo County Planning & Building Division
Phone: (650) 363-4161
Fax: (650) 363-4849

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