The City Manager has the authority to prescribe time limits on the length of time any vehicle may be parked on the street or public roadway (BMC 10.15.030). Typical time limits for Burien are 2-hour parking or 30-minute parking. This means your parking privilege expires at the end of the time prescribed on the posted sign and your vehicle must be moved or risk being cited.
The purpose behind prescribing on-street parking times is to preserve the availability of the limited commercial parking within the Burien community as the city grows. This insures there will be adequate opportunity for businesses to be accessed by its customers.
If a police officer or parking enforcement officer chalk marks your vehicle tire (BMC 10.15.130) and returns after the prescribed time limit has expired and the vehicle has not been moved, it can be cited for overtime parking (RCW 46.61.570.2)
Monetary penalty - $50