Permit Services

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Permit Services offers residents and private developers information about private construction and development in the City of Everett and processes all of the required permits for construction.


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City Voicemail System (March 22, 2023): The City's voicemail system is temporarily undergoing maintenance and is unavailable. People calling in will be able to speak with staff but cannot get to a voicemail box. City staff cannot access current voicemails. Thank you for your patience while the system undergoes maintenance to fix the issue.  

WABO WEEK:  Limited Staff Availability the week of March 20-24, 2023 - Inspection staff, Reviewer Staff, and Permit Technician Staff will be attending mandatory training courses throughout the week with limited availability. We will have some coverage for appointments, inspections, and general questions, however some responses may take a few days. Staff that will be in the office will be diligently working through permits, inquiries, responses, and inspections. Thank you for your patience. 

Effective January 1, 2023, Building Permit fees have a new fee schedule. Please reference the new building permit fee schedules for residential and commercial projects and the Building Official's Administrative Guidelines for information on how this may affect your project. Please contact Permit Services with any questions at  or 425-257-8810. 

Important Notice The Online Permitting Portal has a new web address ( Please replace your bookmark to this webpage the next time to visit the site. Follow the instructions at the top of the page to reset your password for first login since the password security requirements have changed. 

Parks impact fees went into effect on January 1, 2022 (EMC19.53). Please reference the Impact Fees - Traffic, School, Parks (PDF) handout for information on how this may affect your project. Contact or 425-257-8731 with any questions regarding the parks impact fee. 

Permit Services welcomes Virtual Counter & In-Person appointments at the Permit Counter. Click the button below to learn more or book an appointment

Getting started on permitting & construction projects

The permit(s) you will need depends on what you are trying to do, as there are many factors to consider for different types of land use and construction. Click on the links below for more detailed information about each topic. Once you know what forms and checklists you will need, you can begin the permit process.