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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 PermitServices@everettwa.gov or 425-257-8810.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Land use planning
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.
Applications, submittal checklists, & fees
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.