City of San Mateo Law Library
City of San Mateo Municipal Code.


Any Publisher who wishes to place, install or maintain a News Dispenser on, within, or projecting into any Public Right Of Way, or who desires space within existing Modular Newsracks, shall first submit an application to the Director of Public Works on a form provided by the Department of Public Works and which shall include the following:

(a) The name, business name, street address, telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;

(b) The name, street address, and telephone number of a distributor or other responsible person whom the City may notify or contact at any time concerning the applicant's News Dispenser;

(c) The number of News Dispensers or Compartments applied for and the number of Publications to be distributed from each and the proposed location of each;

(d) If applicable, the type of Newsrack and, if the Newsrack is not of the standard specified in subsection 17.12.080, a description thereof, including photographs and/or drawings if required by the Director.

(e) If applicable, a description of any Modular Newsrack and the number of Compartments it will contain.

(f) Multiple News Dispenser Locations. Any Publisher maintaining multiple News Dispenser locations shall, to the extent possible, combine all locations into a single permit application.

(g) Multiple Publications Distributed Within A Single Compartment. Any Publisher may distribute more than one publication within their compartments only if said publications have been listed on the Application for Permit. It will be the Publisher's responsibility to update the City with any change in publications within 30 days of initiating any modification.