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Burien's Permit Counter

The Burien's Permit Counter is available to obtain information about permits, applications forms, zoning code questions, and other development requirements.  The permit counter is located at:

Burien City Hall
3rd floor
400 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA 98166-3066

The counter is open Monday, through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Permit Staff can be reached by phone at (206) 248-5520 or (206) 812-7577.

Counter assistance from land use planners is available Monday - Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Thursdays by appointment only. Planning can be reached by phone at (206) 248-5510.

Additional Resources

  • Development Review Process 
  • Public Notices 
  • Adopted Codes 
  • Community Development Permit Fee Schedule - 2018  
  • Transportation Impact Fee Calculation Schedule - 2009  
  • Permit Processing Timeline Goals   
  • Permit Applications and Informational Handouts

  • Permit Application Timelines

    Pursuant to Burien Municipal Code (BMC) 19.65.050 and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70B.080, the City of Burien has published goals for the issuance of land use and construction permits within target timelines as shown in the document below.

    2000-2017 Permit Review Times 


    400 SW 152nd St, Suite 300  /  Burien, WA 98166  /  Ph: (206) 241-4647  /  Fax: (206) 248-5539
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