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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2018 State Building Code adoptions are effective February 1, 2021. Visit the Washington State Building Code Council for additional information.
Permit Services is launching Virtual Counter & In-Person appointments at the Permit Counter starting April 5, by appointment only. Click the button below to learn more or book an appointment. Masks and social distancing are required while in City facilities.
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.
Link to the Planning Division's webpage for information about dividing your property, changing the zoning of your property, establishing a different use, and environmental/critical area requirements.
Build a home, addition, interior remodel, residential trade work (plumbing, mechanical, electrical), deck, accessory structure/out building, or demolish a structure on your property.
Construct, add to, or replace a commercial structure. Also find information about tenant improvements, signs, commercial trades (plumbing, mechanical, electrical), cell towers, antennas and more.
Any site work outside of your building, including clearing, grading, paving, landscaping, utilities, parking lot striping, work on-site or in the public right-of-way.
Find out what constitutes a violation of Everett Municipal Code, learn how to submit a complaint on a perceived violation, obtain information on reporting graffiti, and learn about the Violation Hearing Examiner process.
Outline of the steps of the permitting process including pre-submittal research, applying, the review process, permit issuance, construction and inspections.
Complete list of permit applications, link to Online Permitting Portal and fillable form paper applications, and all checklists.
Find informational handouts about a variety of topics including codes, building height, types of structures, guidelines and more.
Instructions for scheduling your construction inspections and link to the Online Permitting Portal.