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Adopt-a-Park

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1. What do I need to participate?
2. When is the next Adopt-a-Park event?

Adult Programs

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1. Can I register for a class after it has already started?
2. Do you have any sports leagues?
3. Do you have open gym basketball?

Animal Care and Control

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1. I have a King County pet license. Is it still good?
2. My pet is lost. Where should I go to look for it?
3. Do I need to replace my King County pet license tag?
4. I found a lost pet in front of my house. Who should I call?
5. I no longer am able to keep my pet. Should I take it to the Kent Animal Shelter?
6. There is a dead animal on the road in front of my house. Who should I call?

Ball Field Rentals

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1. How can I reserve a field?

Building

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1. How long will it take to get a permit?
2. During what hours is construction noise allowed in the City of Burien?
3. How do I request an inspection?
4. What time is my inspection?
5. Did I pass my inspection or what is my permit status?
6. Does the City of Burien require insulation and drywall inspections?
7. What is the difference between the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC)?
8. What are the Building Codes used in the City of Burien?
9. What are the Climatic & Geographic Design Criteria, IRC Table R301.2 (1), for the International Residential Code (IRC) in Burien?
10. What are the IBC design criteria?
11. I plan to add some electrical circuits to my existing house wiring. Do I need an electrical permit?
12. Does Burien have electrical service undergrounding requirements?
13. My furnace failed and since it was a Saturday, I bought a new one exactly like the old one and installed it myself. The weather was cold and my family needed heat. Am I going to be fined for install
14. I bought a new water heater at a local hardware store. Is installing a water heater considered to be a minor repair?
15. The trap on my kitchen sink is leaking. Do I need to get a permit to repair or replace it?
16. I am replacing the existing toilet in my bathroom. Do I need to get a permit?
17. Do I need a permit to replace an existing sink in my kitchen with a new sink?
18. Do I need a permit to relocate plumbing fixtures from one area to another?
19. Are Fire Sprinklers required to be installed in a Single Family Residences?
20. Are Fire Sprinklers required to be installed in Townhomes?

City Clerk

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1. How can I obtain a pet license?

City Manager

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1. How can I get something published in the City newsletter?
2. How can I get a copy of the City newsletter?

Code Enforcement

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1. How can I report a code violation?
2. How can I find out exactly where my property lines are located?
3. My neighbor has a tree/hedge that hangs over onto my property, causing me continuous clean-up. What can I do?
4. Who is responsible for maintaining vegetation growth in the alleys and along sidewalks in the City?
5. A neighbor in my area has several vehicles and I believe many of them do not run. Is there a limit to the number of vehicles allowed in a residential zone?
6. Who do I call to report a vehicle that has been parked on a public street in the same place and has not been driven for several weeks?
7. Is garbage collection in the City mandatory or optional?
8. Can I raise chickens within City limits and if so how many am I allowed to keep?
9. What do I do if I want to report a violation which occurs during the weekend or after the City has closed for the day?
10. If I want to report a violation but do not want my name to be known to the violator, can I remain anonymous?
11. I am starting to see rats in my neighborhood. What can I do?
12. How do I know who to report a violation to; Police, Public Works or Code Enforcement?
13. Who should I call to report illegal dumping along the streets of the City?
14. Is there a Building and Property Maintenance Code in Burien?

Community Center

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1. What will be included in the recreation facility?
2. How have citizens been involved in planning?
3. How can I get information about facility planning as it becomes available?

Community Development

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1. Can I cut a tree on my property?
2. How can I find the exact location of the property lines for a particular piece of property?
3. How do I find out what the zoning is for a particular piece of property located within Burien city limits?
4. How do I find out if there is a critical area on my property?
5. What does it mean if I have a critical area located on my property?
6. What are the allowed uses, setbacks, height and area requirements of a particular zone?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. Does Burien have its own electrical inspection department?

CP-Training

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1. Why are we here?
2. Where are the snacks, Maya?
3. Where is Waldo?
4. How many chickens can I own?

Emergency Management

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1. Where can I get CERT training?
2. How do I make sure I am prepared for an emergency?
3. When is flood season?

Facility Rentals

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1. What happens if I need to change my reservation?
2. What if we cancel our booking?
3. What types of events are held at the Community Center?
4. What is the Community Center’s capacity?
5. What is the square footage of the rooms?
6. When is the best time to visit the Community Center?
7. How early & how late can we rent rooms at the Community Center?
8. When must we pay our balance in full?
9. How far in advance can I book rooms at the Community Center?
10. Do we get our rental deposit back? When?
11. Would we share the facility with another group?
12. How much parking is available for my guests?
13. Does the Center provide parking lot attendants or cones to block of “reserved spaced” for our event?
14. Is the lobby area part of the rental space?
15. Will we have Community Center staff on-site to assist us?
16. What is the Community Center’s facility staff responsible for?
17. Is the room I rent going to be set with the tables & chairs before I get there?
18. How long will it take to set-up the facility equipment?
19. Do you decorate the facility for us?
20. Can we hire your staff to decorate for us?
21. Are the lights on dimmers?
22. Can we rent the facility past Midnight?
23. Can we purchase additional hours the day of our event?
24. What equipment does the Community Center have for us to use?
25. Does the Community Center provide a storage space for our supplies and/or rental equipment?
26. When can my supplies / rental equipment be delivered for storage?
27. Where can we dispose of garbage/recycle/compost items? Who handles the garbage?
28. Do you provide linens, dishes, serving pieces, etc. for my event?
29. Can we tape down an aisle runner to the floor?
30. Can we bring in rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter, sparklers, etc.?
31. Can we decorate with hay bales?
32. Can we decorate with candles?
33. Is there a dance floor?
34. Does the Community Center have a kitchen?
35. Can we provide our own food? Can we have a potluck?
36. Is alcohol service allowed at the Community Center?
37. Where is Alcohol permitted?
38. What type of alcohol can we have at our event?
39. When can alcohol be distributed?
40. May we have a cash bar?
41. Who is responsible for the alcohol at my event?
42. Am I required to provide Security Service?
43. Are there any restrictions to reserving the facility?

Finance

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1. Burien sales tax rate?
2. Population of the City?
3. Property Tax rate for the City?
4. Are the City's books audited?
5. Tax ID# for the City?
6. Can I be involved in the Budget Process?
7. Does the City pay Sales Tax?
8. Can Alarm Companies pass on Alarm Fees to Customers?
9. Why isn't the City charging False Alarms to user?

Fire Department

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1. Where can I get CERT training?
2. When and where may I burn?

Graffiti

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1. How do I report graffiti to the City?
2. What if I see "taggers" doing the graffiti?
3. Will the contractor match my building color?
4. Will the contractor paint the entire wall?
5. Does this program cover graffiti etched into glass?

Home Page

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1. How do I renew a Burien pet license?
2. Who do I contact about trees down across the road?
3. How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
4. How do I report a stray dog/cat or buy a pet license?
5. How do I make sure I am prepared for an emergency?

IS / GIS

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1. What is GIS?
2. What does having a GIS do for the average person?
3. What is the difference between GIS and a map?
4. What various kinds of information are available through the GIS at the City?
5. How can I learn more about the City's GIS?
6. What does the City currently use for GIS?

Moshier Community Art Center

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1. Where is Moshier located?
2. Can I register at Moshier?

Parking Enforcement

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1. Overtime Parking Violation

Parks

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1. Who do I contact regarding off-leash dogs in the park?

Parks & Recreation

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1. Where are the Parks and Recreation Offices located?
2. What are the Community Center hours of operation?
3. What does the Parks and Recreation department offer?
4. Are there scholarships available to help pay for recreation programs?
5. What facilities are at the Burien Community Center?
6. Do you rent any facilities?
7. Is there a park in my neighborhood?
8. Can I become a volunteer for Burien Parks and Recreation?
9. What special events can I participate in?
10. What is the inclement weather policy?

Permit Center

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. How long will it take to get a permit?
3. When is it OK to do work without a permit?
4. If I am only adding is an interior non-bearing wall, do I need a permit?
5. Are permit fees refundable?
6. Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
7. May I start work before my permit is issued?
8. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
9. Is a permit required for a detached storage/play shed?
10. When is a Demolition Permit required?
11. May I pay extra to expedite my permit?
12. May I build my house or addition myself?
13. May I draw my own plans or do I need an architect?
14. When do I need to hire an engineer?
15. Who has to pick up the building permit?
16. May I mail in permits and fees?
17. We are painting the exterior of our house. Is a permit required for this?
18. How long is my permit valid?
19. How do I extend my permit?
20. What do I need to know when hiring a contractor or remodeler?

Police

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1. How can I get a copy of a police report?
2. How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
3. How do I start a Block Watch Program?
4. Whom do I contact for passport information?

Public Works

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1. Who do I contact about trees down across the road?
2. Who do I contact about a ditch that won't drain, resulting in standing water on the road?
3. How can I get faded lines or other street markings repainted?

Senior Programs

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1. How much are senior memberships and how long are they good for?
2. How do I get a newsletter sent to me?
3. How do I apply for the Meals-on-Wheels program?
4. What are the senior program office hours?
5. What time and where are Friday Flicks?
6. Do you have a medical lending program?
7. I'm a senior with no transportation. How can I get around in Burien?

Strawberry & Arts Festival

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1. What are the dates and times of the festival?
2. Are you accepting craft and food vendors still?
3. Is there festival parking?
4. To attend the festival, is there a cost?
5. Can I volunteer to work the festival?
6. How can I perform at the festival.

Teen Programs

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1. What is the age range for the after-school program?
2. Where is the after-school program held?
3. Do you have an afterschool drop-in program for my teenager?
4. Do you have volunteer opportunities for teens?

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