Thank you for visiting the Burlingame Finance Department. Although City Hall is closed to the public in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, City staff is still working. Responses and applications are being processed with only minor delays compared to normal operations.
If you have any questions related to the City Water Utility Bill, Business License, Accounts Payable or any other Finance-related issues, please click HERE for a list of phone numbers and email addresses. The fastest way to receive a response is to send an email. You can also call and leave a voicemail at 650-558-7201. Please allow 24 hours to receive an email response and up to two days to receive a telephone response.
Downtown Business Parking Permits can now be purchased on-line. Apply for current permits here.
The Finance Department manages all financial affairs of the City. The fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30, and many of the duties of the Department are performed on an annual cycle. Governments use fund accounting to ensure and demonstrate compliance with finance-related legal and accounting requirements. The City's 12 governmental funds include the General Fund, which is the general operating fund of the City. In addition, the City's business-type activities (largely utilities) are accounted for in six separate funds, and various Internal Service Funds are used to track and allocate the costs of certain City-wide services (such as insurance and maintenance programs) to all departments on a cost-reimbursement basis.