Development Review

The Development Review Division is responsible for the review of minor development projects and requests within the City of Burlington and it's ETJ (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction). All permitting is processed through the City's online permitting portal, BurlingtonSmart: Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate calling the Planning Department at 336-222-5110.

Permits Administered and Reviewed by Planning:

  • Fence Permits
  • Food Truck Permits
  • Sign Permits
  • Temporary Banner Permits
  • Temporary Storage Containers
  • Temporary Living Quarters
  • Zoning – Accessory Structures
  • Zoning Certification Letters

Permits Administered by Inspections with Planning Review:

  • ABC Permits
  • Building Permits – Residential (e.g., additions, new homes, accessory structures)
  • Building Permits – Commercial (e.g., tenant upfits)

For more Information about City of Burlington Planning and Zoning rules and regulations, please review the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)