Regulated by FWC, every effort is made to preserve the burrow. If a proposed structure is to be located on top or close to the burrow, the construction is delayed until nesting season is over (15 February -July 10th) and a permit is obtained to “take” the burrow (as a last resort). The burrow must be free of active Burrowing Owls and the young have already fledged. In other words, the nest must be empty or abandoned. Final decisions come from FWC who issue the final permits.
Hire a qualified environmental consultant if this layer is showing on a property you are about to purchase.