Community Development

Permit Center is now OPEN to the public at City Hall. 

Release Date: September 8, 2020

City Hall is now open to the public. Everyone entering the building must wear a face covering. If you are sick with a cough, fever or flu-like symptoms, please do not enter the building.

If you prefer to do business remotely, staff contact information is listed below.


Permit submittal, pick up and payment information: 360-755-1371

Inspections may be limited and will be done on a case-by-case basis: 360-755-0077

Building and Floodplain Questions: 360-755-0077

Land Use Questions: 360-755-9717

Fire Marshal Questions and Inspections: 360-757-6684



This is the location of a number of key services offered by the City of Burlington including the following:

  • One-stop Permit Center for all land use, construction, and infrastructure permits
  • Public Information on zoning, subdivisions, environmental review, critical areas, and a variety of related topics ranging from new commercial and residential construction to neighborhood questions about fences, garages, and pets
  • Long range planning including updating Burlington’s Comprehensive Plans and Capital Improvement Plan
    • Special areas of emphasis include downtown planning and coordination with the Downtown Burlington Association and implementing the Community Connections Plan
  • Burlington’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, base flood elevation information, and coordination of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System program for Burlington

Comprehensive Plan Update

Planning Commission meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m. - Teleconference Meeting: Dial in #: 774-777-4255; Conference ID: 661-8325

Review materials related to the Transportation Element and Parks Element of the comprehensive plan. The materials being considered by the Planning Commission are part of the City’s ongoing comprehensive update. The City has determined that this meeting is both necessary and routine, and that the Planning Commission must continue to hold its regularly scheduled meetings in order to comply with the periodic update requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act. Final action will take place on the Parks Element, but no final action will be taken on the Transportation Element at this meeting.