Licensing and Permitting

The City of Burlingame Economic Development Specialist is here to help your business succeed and is dedicated to promoting a healthy local economy and vibrant business environment. Whether you are expanding, relocating, or starting a business, the Economic Development Specialist is available to provide clarification on business or home-based licenses, identifying zoning areas and potential sites to open your businesses, or need help identifying which City department you need to contact for a particular permit, don’t hesitate to contact Joseph Sanfilippo, Economic Development Specialist at 650-558-7264 or by email jsanfilippo@burlingame.org.  If you need to obtain or renew a business license, please contact the Finance Department, Business License office at 650-558-7210

In cooperation with various City Departments and Burlingame’s Chamber of Commerce, this Business Resource Guide has been prepared to assist you as you begin your journey of starting a new business or opening a business in Burlingame. Please review it for vital information about permitting and licensing requirements, setting up service for utilities, various business resources, and City contacts.