Construction Hours in Burlingame
No person shall erect (including excavation and grading), demolish, alter or repair any building or structure other than between the hours of eight a.m. and seven p.m. on weekdays, and nine a.m. and six p.m. on Saturdays, except in circumstances where continuing work beyond legal hours is necessary to building or site integrity, including (but not limited to) large concrete pours, environmental considerations, state or federal requirements, or in cases where it is in the interest of public health and safety, and then only with written approval from the building official, which shall be granted for no longer than necessary to complete the portion of the project for which the exception was granted. No person shall erect (including excavation and grading), demolish, alter or repair any building or structure on Sundays or on holidays, except in the circumstances described earlier in this paragraph, and then only with written approval from the building official, which shall be granted for no longer than necessary to complete the portion of the project for which the exception was granted. For the purpose of this section, holidays are the days set forth in Section 13.04.100 of the Burlingame Municipal Code and are defined as:
- January 1
- The third Monday in January
- The third Monday in February
- The last Monday in May
- July 4
- The first Monday in September
- The second Monday in October
- November 11
- The fourth Thursday in November
- December 25
Whenever a holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following is a holiday. Whenever a holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday preceding is a holiday.
The restrictions stated in this section shall not apply to work that does not require a permit under any applicable law or regulation, or to work that takes place inside a completely enclosed building and does not exceed the exterior ambient noise level per the BMC 25.58.050.
In the Bayfront Commercial (BFC), Innovative Industrial (I/I) and Rollins Road Mixed Use (RRMU) zones only, construction work may begin at seven a.m. instead of eight a.m. on weekdays. However, the use of chainsaws, jackhammers, pile-drivers or pneumatic impact wrenches shall be prohibited from seven a.m. to eight a.m., unless written approval is granted by the building official pursuant to an exception listed in the above paragraph.
Public Works construction hours within the public right-of-way is restricted to weekdays and non-City Holidays between 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Sandblasting or similar external building cleaning shall be limited to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is prohibited on holidays on such days.