logo

Planning Division

Community Development Department

The Planning Division is open for business.  Thank you for visiting the Burlingame Planning Division.  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 Planning Division related questions, the fastest way to receive a response is to email planningdept@burlingame.org.  You can also call and leave a voicemail at (650) 558-7250.   Please allow 24 hours to receive an email response and up to two days to receive a telephone call response.

New Application SubmittalsThe Planning Division is now accepting new applications BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment to drop off your submittal, please send an email to planningdept@burlingame.org.  Please note that electronic submittals are not being accepted at this time.

Based on staff's availability working remotely, please note that there may be delays in receiving a response.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times.


The Planning Division is responsible for maintaining the City's General Plan and various Specific Plans, and for maintaining, updating, and administering the City's zoning regulations and sign regulations that implement the policies outlined in these adopted plans.  The zoning regulations contain the specific regulations that inform the design and construction of new development and additions to existing structures, including height limits, floor area ratio, parking requirements, lot coverage, property line setbacks, as well as outlining design review processes for various types of projects when required.

The information on this website should serve as a general guide.  Please contact the Planning Division at 650-558-7250 or planningdept@burlingame.org to confirm and clarify information provided here and to receive updates.

The Planning Division is a division of the Community Development Department.

Ruben Hurin

Planning Manager

Phone 650-558-7250

Planning Events