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Forms, Applications & Fees

Listed below are application fees and application forms needed to make an application to the Planning Division or Planning Commission.  For more information about the planning application process, please contact the Planning Division at 650-558-7250 or planningdept@burlingame.org


Application Fees

Planning Fee Schedule

Master Fee Schedule

Commercial Linkage Fees: Commercial linkage fees are required for new retail, hotel, and office development.  Please refer to Chapter 25.44 of the Burlingame Municipal Code for more information.

Residential Impact Fees: Residential impact fees are required for new multifamily residential development.  These fees apply to rental projects with 11 or more units and for-sale projects with 7 or more units.  Please refer to Chapter 25.45 of the Burlingame Municipal Code for more information.

Public Facilities Impact Fees: Public facilities impact fees are required for expansions of existing buildings and new development (residential exempt if there is no increase in the number of units).   Please refer to Chapter 25.46 of the Burlingame Municipal Code for more information.


Application Forms and Submittal Requirements

Application Submittal Requirements
 - Residential Design Review Applications
 - Commercial Design Review Applications
 - General Applications (non-design review)

Project Application Form (use for all applications)

Accessory Dwelling Unit Submittal (see also ADU webpage for more information)

Commercial Application Form

Conditional Use Permit Form

Environmental Information Form 

Fence Variance Application Form 

Hillside Area Construction Permit

 -  Review Procedures
 -  Application Form
 -  Map of Properties in Hillside Overlay Zone

Home Occupation Application Form

Minor Design Review
 -  Review Procedures
 -  Application Form

Minor Modification
 -  Review Procedures
 -  Application Form

Minor Use Permit
 -  Review Procedures
 -  Application Form

Special Permit
 -  General Application Form
 -  R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts
 -  R-3 and R-4 Zoning Districts
 -  Architectural Features (Downtown Burlingame and Broadway Zoning Districts)
 -  Building Height
 -  Community Benefits

Variance Application Form


Signs - Application Forms and Submittal Requirements

Installation of new signs or changing the copy on existing signs requires a building permit from the Building Division (Planning Division will review the proposed signs as part of the building permit review).  Proposed signs are reviewed for compliance with Chapter 25.42 (Signs) of the Municipal Code.  There are requirements for size, number, and location on a property.

Chapter 25.42 (Sign Regulations)
Sign Review Guidelines and Submittal Instructions
Calculating Sign Height and Area

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  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Guidelines
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  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Submittal Requirements
    document Header Accessory Dwelling Unit Submittal Requirements
  • Commercial Application Form
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  • Commercial Design Review Submittal Requirements
    document Header Commercial Design Review Submittal Requirements
  • Conditional Use Permit Application Form
    document Header Conditional Use Permit Application Form
  • Environmental Information Form
    document Header Environmental Information Form
  • Fence Variance Application Form
    document Header Fence Variance Application Form
  • General Application Submittal Requirements
    document Header General Application Submittal Requirements
  • Hillside Area Construction Permit - Application Form
    document Header Hillside Area Construction Permit - Application Form
  • Hillside Area Construction Permit - Review Procedures
    document Header Hillside Area Construction Permit - Review Procedures
  • Home Occupation Application
    document Header Home Occupation Application
  • Master Fee Schedule
    document Header Master Fee Schedule
  • Minor Design Review - Application Form
    document Header Minor Design Review - Application Form
  • Minor Design Review - Review Procedures
    document Header Minor Design Review - Review Procedures
  • Minor Modification - Application Form
    document Header Minor Modification - Application Form
  • Minor Modification - Review Procedures
    document Header Minor Modification - Review Procedures
  • Minor Use Permit - Application Form
    document Header Minor Use Permit - Application Form
  • Minor Use Permit - Review Procedures
    document Header Minor Use Permit - Review Procedures
  • Planning Department Tree List
    document Header Planning Department Tree List
  • Planning Fee Schedule
    document Header Planning Fee Schedule
  • Project Application Form
    document Header Project Application Form
  • Residential Design Review Submittal Requirements
    document Header Residential Design Review Submittal Requirements
  • Special Permit Application Form (R-1 and R-2)
    document Header Special Permit Application Form (R-1 and R-2)
  • Special Permit Application Form (R-3 and R-4)
    document Header Special Permit Application Form (R-3 and R-4)
  • Special Permit Application Form - Architectural Features
    document Header Special Permit Application Form - Architectural Features
  • Special Permit Application Form - Building Height
    document Header Special Permit Application Form - Building Height
  • Special Permit Application Form - Community Benefits
    document Header Special Permit Application Form - Community Benefits
  • Special Permit Application Form - General
    document Header Special Permit Application Form - General
  • Variance Application Form
    document Header Variance Application Form