Sign-up for SMC Alert emergency notifications

Published on April 18, 2022


Each city in San Mateo County, including Menlo Park, partners with the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services to use the SMC Alert system for disaster and emergency notifications.

The SMC Alert system offers community members the ability to register to receive public alerts. The City of Menlo Park uses the SMC Alert notification service to send residents and businesses critical information about our community, such as emergency notifications to include:

  • Natural disasters
  • Crime warnings
  • Hazards
  • Road closures
  • Utility problems
  • Missing child
  • At-risk missing adults

Once enrolled, subscribers can tailor the types of warnings they receive, along with specific jurisdictions or cities they are interested in receiving notifications. City officials encourage all residents and employees working in our county to sign up to receive alerts from this countywide system. If you are already registered, please take the time to revisit and update your contact information, at least twice a year. Consider adding it to your preparedness to-do list just like changing your smoke detector batteries!

Register to receive emergency alerts at and choose “Register Now” or call the Office of Emergency Services at 650-363-4488 for recorded instructions about updating your SMC Alert account.