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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Holiday Notice: Our office will be closed on Monday, December 26 in observation of Christmas Day. There will be no inspections or appointments on these days. We will return to the office on Tuesday, December 27 for normal service.

Important Notice The Online Permitting Portal has a new web address (onlinepermits.everettwa.gov). 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 planning@everettwa.gov or 425-257-8731 with any questions regarding the parks impact fee. 

Building permit fees increased on April 1, 2022. 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 PermitServices@everettwa.gov or 425-257-8810.  

Permit Services welcomes Virtual Counter & In-Person appointments at the Permit Counter by appointment only. 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.