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Building Division
400 SW 152nd St
Suite 300
Burien, WA  98166

Ph: (206) 248-5520
Ph: (206) 812-7577

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

The Community Development department is made up of the planning and building departments. While we work together, we serve different functions. The planning staff reviews projects for zoning conformance and environmental impact. The building staff reviews projects for structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical compliance.

Who We Are

We are your building department. We exist to promote the health, safety and welfare of the Burien community through our knowledge of sound construction practices and application to existing codes. Your project is important to us and we welcome the opportunity to guide it through from conception to construction. We offer staff who stay current through state certification and industry courses. When you purchase a permit, you are buying our collective knowledge to help maintain your health and safety. Your permit buys inspections and our assessments will ensure that your project stays on track and is built to code.

Our department processes many types of permits, including: construction, electrical, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, plumbing, mechanical and sign -- as well as many other types of permits. We collaborate with other departments if their involvement is needed. We are committed to enhancing the quality of your project. Let us help make it a reality.

The Building Division is responsible for handling the task of permits and permit reviews for the City of Burien.

Be sure to visit our permitting pages and learn more about your options for permitting in Burien, including online permitting.

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