Community Development

Permit Center 

PERMIT CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION

Permit submittal, pick up and payment information:  kimo@burlingtonwa.gov 360-755-1371

Schedule an Inspection: robb@burlingtonwa.gov or craigc@burlingtonwa.gov 360-755-0077

Building and Floodplain Questions: robb@burlingtonwa.gov or craigc@burlingtonwa.gov 360-755-0077

Land Use Questions:  bradmj@burlingtonwa.gov 360-755-9717

Fire Marshal Questions and Inspections: kellyjb@burlingtonwa.gov 360-757-6684

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Responsibilities

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.

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PLANNING COMMISSION 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

The City of Burlington Planning Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on January 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person in the Burlington Council Chambers located at 833 S Spruce Street, Burlington WA. 

Additionally, the Planning Commission meetings will be hosted as a Zoom Webinar, and the public is invited to dial in to listen by calling 1-253-215-8782; or online through Zoom at this link: https://zoom.us/j/94491743954 .  Webinar ID: 944 9174 3954

 The following items will be discussed on the Comprehensive Plan Update - agenda

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update – First hearing on final adoption. The Planning Commission will review the final draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Plan maps. 
  2. Comprehensive Plan Update – Discussion of schedule for final adoption. This is a discussion item only.
  3. Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) – The Planning Commission will review the 2023 CIP for consistency with the updated Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission may take final action on this item.

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Comprehensive Plan – Meeting Schedule and Public Participation Plan

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

The City of Burlington Planning Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on October 26, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person in the Burlington Council Chambers located at 833 S Spruce Street, Burlington WA. 

 The following items will be discussed on the Comprehensive Plan Update - agenda

1. Continuing discussion of proposed changes to Chapter 17.85 BMC. The Planning Commission may take final action on this item.

2. Consideration of proposed changes to titles 14 (environmental regulations), 14A (land use decisions), 15 (buildings and construction), and 16 (land divisions and adjustments BMC; and Chapters 12.28 (construction of streets), and 13.04 (sewage disposal). The proposed changes are minor amendments necessary for consistency with previously adopted code changes and revised comprehensive plan policies. The Planning Commission may take final action on this item. 

3. Consideration of a revised Public Participation Plan and schedule for the final adoption of the comprehensive plan update and code amendments. The Planning Commission may take final action on this item. 

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Notice of Permit Application and Public Comment Period:

  • Proposal to conduct routine maintenance of City stormwater outfalls within Gages Slough. The proposed work will involve removing brush and accumulated sediment near 17 culverts and stormwater outfalls. Some, or all, of the proposed work will occur within regulated wetlands or wetland buffers and within the jurisdictions of the City’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). Click here to view.

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HEARING EXAMINER DECISIONS

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