Codes & Regulations

Burlingame Municipal Code
The Burlingame Municipal Code is current through Ordinance 1931 and the November 2016 code supplement. For more recent amendments to this Code related to Planning, contact the City’s Planning Division at (650) 558-7250.

Link to the Burlingame Municipal Code

Link to Title 25 of the Code: Zoning

R-1 Zoning District Regulations (with helpful hints)

Link to Title 25.78 of the Code: Fences and Hedges

Installation of signs and changing the copy of existing signs requires a building permit from the Building Division (the Planning Division will review the proposed signs as part of the building permit review).  Proposed signs are reviewed for compliance with Title 22 of the Municipal Code: Sign Regulations. There are requirements for size, number and location on a property. 

A building permit is also required to change the copy of an existing sign. A variance from the requirements of the sign code requires approval from the Planning Commission.  A variance may be requested for number of signs or placement of signs, but may not be granted for the total sign area allowed on a property.

Click here to access sign review guidelines and submittal instructions.

Wireless Communications
The City's Wireless Telecommunications Ordinance was adopted on February 6, 2012.  To view links to Planning applications, fee schedules and other materials needed for submission of applications for modifications to existing or new wireless telecommunications facilities, click here.   As applications are submitted, this page will also provide a link to applications that are pending review, as well as applications approved pursuant to the City's ordinance.