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 (Link)

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.


  • Apply for a Permit
    Fence, Building, Sign, or Trade (Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, or Demolition)
  • Pay for a Permit
  • Check Permit Status

Project Information

Burlington Brownfields - Assessment & Planning