Frequently Asked Permitting Questions

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Starting a project for the first time in Burien? Curious to know submittal requirements, fees, timeline, or have other questions for an upcoming project? Explore some of the most frequently asked permitting questions, with brief answers and links to learn.

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Updated November 3, 2023