Planning & Zoning

Zoning & Subdivision


Staff administers Burlington's Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.  You can get information and answers on site plan review for new construction or additions, fence and sign permits, home occupations, subdividing land, zoning designation, and other development requirements. 

Zoning / Subdivision Code of the City of Burlington

Development Review


Staff coordinates the process of review for development proposals within the City - including subdivisions, rezoning, new development (site plan), and other development requests.  Staff distributes plans and requests to other City Departments and local utilities to receive comments on a request and works with an applicant to ensure the development meets all applicable requirements.  

Staff Support to Boards and Commissions


Staff processes applications and prepares reports and recommendations to the City Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Commission. 

Grant Application & Administration


Staff works to secure funding for projects and programs in Burlington.  Examples include trail funding (Flint River Trail), Brownfield grants, and housing programs.  Staff also works with SEIRPC to apply, coordinate and administer grant programs locally.

Project Information

Burlington Brownfields - Assessment & Planning

Contact Us

  1. Charlie Nichols
    City Planner
    319-753-8130
    Email