The City of Burlingame is an American suburban city of approximately 28,000 people in San Mateo County, California. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. The city is named after Anson Burlingame who was an attorney and a diplomat. Burlingame was settled by wealthy San Franciscans looking for a better climate.

It is known for its high residential quality of life and is often referred to as the City of Trees. Industrial growth was spurred in the 1960s and 1970s by proximity to the San Francisco International Airport. The City of Burlingame has many beautiful hotels along the San Francisco Bayfront and is a significant vacation spot for people wishing to visit the San Francisco Bay Area.

Burlingame is home to many candy and chocolate companies. There is the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Guittard Chocolate, the See's Candies lollipop factory, and family owned candy stores Powell's, Aida's Chocolates, and Nuts for Candy.

​Public Service Providers​


Police Services
Burlingame Police Department
Non-emergency: (650) 692-8440


Fire Protection
Central County Fire Department
Non-emergency: (650) 558-7600

Garbage, Recyclables and Green Waste
Recology San Mateo
(650) 595-3900

Library Services
Burlingame Main Library
(650) 558-7400

Water
Burlingame Water Department
(650) 558-7210