Community Development


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

CANCELED - Planning Commission - March 18, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.: A public hearing on the comprehensive plan update for consideration, and possible adoption of the following items:

  • Preliminary adoption of Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Preliminary adoption of the Parks Element of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Preliminary adoption of non-substantive changes to the City’s zoning and development regulations, as necessary to implement the updated comprehensive plan. This batch of changes includes changes that primarily organizational.