Closures and Cancellations

Updated July 22, 2020 

The City of Burien is following the requirements spelled out in Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Plan. City services, programs, and facilities will reopen following a phased approach based on the Governor’s Safe Start plan.

Download the City of Burien's Phased Reopening Plan: 

King County, with the state Department of Health’s approval, is the agency with legal authority to direct reopening.

Burien City Hall 

Burien City Hall is closed to walk-in customers. City Hall phones and email will be answered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. If you need to access business licensing, pet licensing, or other City business, please contact the City of Burien staff either online or by phone

Permit Center

View current status of permitting services at the Burien Permit Center.

View current status of inspection services at Request an Inspection.

Community Center Facilities and Recreation and Cultural Services Programs

View the current status of our parks and facilities on the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PaRCS) department page.

While programming has been canceled, view virtual program offerings on PaRCS Programs & Services page.

If you have questions, please contact PaRCS at (206) 988-3700 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m or email at

Community Events 

All community events hosted by the City of Burien through the end of 2020 have been canceled or changed to virtual events. Please check with the event organizer or the event calendar for up-to-date information. 

City Council and Advisory Board Meetings

City Council meetings and advisory board meetings will be held virtually, with options for community members to provide public comment.

Concealed Pistol License and Fingerprinting Services

The Burien Police Department is unable to provide fingerprinting services or process new concealed pistol license applications at this time. They will continue to process concealed pistol license (CPL) renewal and replacement applications. Until further notice, the community room is unavailable for community use.