The Community Development Department's primary functions include the regulation of development on private properties, as well as support of the business community within Burlingame. The Department consists of three divisions: Planning, Building, and Economic Development.
The Planning Division maintains the City's General Plan and various Specific Plans and implements the policies outlined in these adopted Plans. It also maintains, updates, and administers the City's zoning regulations and sign regulations.
The Building Division plan checks construction documents, building permit issuances and field inspections of all buildings and structures in Burlingame. The Division enforces the minimum requirements of California building codes, state and federal laws and local ordinances in an effort to ensure the safety of all building construction within the community.
Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division is dedicated to creating a positive business climate within Burlingame that promotes a thriving and vibrant business community. The City recognizes the important role business plays in supporting the high quality of life enjoyed by Burlingame residents. Division staff is committed to helping retain and expand existing businesses and to promote new commercial development within the City.