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Planning Division

Community Development Department

The Planning Division is open for business.  Phone calls are answered Monday-Friday from 8 am - noon. At all other times, you may leave a message and staff will return your call. We endeavor to return calls within one business day.

You may also send an email to Planning Division staff at planningdept@burlingame.org. We endeavor to respond to emails within one business day.

Visiting the Planning Division: City Hall remains closed to the public in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, so it is not currently possible to visit the planning counter. However, staff is available to meet by phone or video meeting by appointment. To schedule an appointment with a planner please email planningdept@burlingame.org or phone 650-558-7250.

New Application SubmittalsThe Planning Division is accepting new applications by appointment. To schedule an appointment to drop off your submittal, please send an email to planningdept@burlingame.org or phone 650-558-7250.  Please note that electronic submittals are not being accepted at this time.


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

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