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March 10, 2020 11:43 AM

UPDATED: City of Burlington adapts for COVID-19

Last updated: March 25, 2021:
The City of Burlington has adjusted City services for COVID-19 measures in accordance with recommendations from federal, state and local agencies.

Affiliated City offices remain closed or are offering select or modified until further notice except for select and modified services. To access a limited-operations staff directory, view the link below.

Please refer to additional details below for specific city services:

Finance 360-755-2377
• You may pay utility bills online at or by phone at 800-720-6847
• Use the all-hours drop box at north end of City Hall Parking lot, 833 S Spruce Street

Municipal Court
• Payments can be made via phone 877-793-8935 or online at

Police 360-755-0921 ext 4,
Read the April 2, 2020 Message from Police Chief Michael Luvera linked below.
• Building is closed to the public, but clerks are available to respond to phone call and emails. Concealed Pistol Licenses are available by appointment.
• In an emergency, always call 911. Burlington Patrol remains staffed and available 24/7.
• Non-emergency dispatch, call 360-428-3211

Fire 360-755-0261
• Building is closed to all non-emergency business activities and station tours. Phone calls will be answered Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and in off-hours only when duty crew is in quarters/available. All voicemails will receive response within 24 hours.
• In an emergency, always call 911
• For additional information and email contacts, visit, and follow @BurlingtonWAFire on Facebook

Community Development (Planning, Building, Fire Marshal)
• Permits being accepted/issued by email and appointment only.
• Inspections limited to an as-needed basis; email for an appointment (access the limited staff directory link above)
• Reference Burlington Municipal Code on the city website at

Parks & Recreation 360-755-9649
• City parks, trails and play spaces are open and accessible. Please observe social distancing along with CDC and Skagit County Public Health recommendations when using them.
• Reservations for the city's playfields are being accepted. However, reservations for covered shelters and indoor rental facilities are not being accepted at this time. 
• Modified recreation programs return to Burlington beginning June 2021. Registration opens May 5, 2021 via the online catalog.
• Access a detailed list of recreation and park services adjusted for COVID-19:
• The Parks and Recreation office remains closed to in-person visits. Staff is available to help by phone or email.
• For event & recreation program updates, please follow @BurlingtonParksandRec on Facebook or sign up to receive email or text alerts.

• Closed to the public until further notice. However, Express Holds Pickup is up and running Monday through Friday and the book drops are open.
• Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7 and will not be password protected. Wi-Fi users can pull up in front or side of the building and remain in their car to access public library Wi-Fi.
• Additional Wi-Fi locations available outside the following city buildings: City Hall, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Visitor Information Center, as well as accessible along Burlington Boulevard. Please remain in your car while accessing free Burlington Wi-Fi.
• While the library is closed, online resources are available—including eBooks, eAudiobooks, links to online learning, a new resource page for children and their caregivers, and links to resources for local businesses and anyone who is newly unemployed. Anyone in the community can sign up online for a digital library card to access all these online resources.
• Sign up online for a full-service library card, including the new B-E Student card which is free for students in the B-E school district who live outside the city limits of Burlington.
• For updates and additional information and resources please check the library website, and follow @BurlingtonPublicLibraryWA on Facebook.

Public Works
• Solid waste collection as usual.

For localized information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the Skagit County website or call the State DOH Coronavirus hotline: 800-525-0127, press #
The City thanks its community of citizens for their patience and grace during this unprecedented time.

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Latest Update:

March 22, 2021 3:40 PM

The city’s recreation division returned to work in March and looks forward to presenting programs adapted to our current state guidelines. Some of our beloved programs will not happen this year, while others will be added in or modified for participation.

-Yes, Burlington-Edison Youth Soccer is scheduled for Fall 2021; registration and program timing will be similar to years’ past. Divisions serve children age 5 to 14. --
-Registration opens first week of May.
-For soccer program information and updates, visit the BEYS website, follow @BurlingtonEdisonYouthSoccer on Facebook or sign up for email or text alerts about the annual soccer program

-Recreation programs in Burlington resume June 2021.
-Registration opens first week of May.
-For recreation program information and updates, follow @BurlingtonParksandRec on Facebook or sign up for email or text alerts when registration opens at
-All-Comers Track Meets, KidQuest Summer Camps, and Burlington Summer Nights concerts will not be offered in 2021.
-Berry Dairy Days (June 2021) and the Pumpkin Pitch (Sept 2021), Burlington’s annual celebrations, will look different this year but remain similar in spirit.

The Parks and Recreation office remains closed to in-person visits. Please conduct business by phone at (360) 755-9649, email:

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March 22, 2021 3:39 PM

-Athletic field rentals are available to organized use (with limitations), beginning March 2021.
-League sports are resuming, including baseball, softball, football, soccer and lacrosse. Catch a game at Skagit River Park or Rotary Park, weekends and some week nights.
-The city is not accepting tournament applications or special event applications until State guidance offers more certainty about a potential timeline for the return of these event types.
-Indoor facility rentals are not currently available.
-Picnic shelters are available for use, while shelter rental reservations are not currently an option.

The Parks and Recreation office remains closed to in-person visits. Please conduct business by phone at (360) 755-9649, email: or via the city website when possible,

May 15, 2020 3:17 PM

The City of Burlington announces cancellation of their spring and summer 2020 Burlington Recreation events and programs. Tournaments, facility rentals and playfield rentals are also impacted. Recreation staff is currently furloughed. For urgent matters, call (360) 755-0531 x1 or email Details on the following temporary changes to the city’s Parks & Recreation services.

Impacts to 2020 Recreation Events, Tournaments, and Facility and Playfield Rentals in Burlington