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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The 2021 Code adoption has been effectively delayed until March 15, 2024. See Building Code Council for more information.
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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 Hearing Examiner Appeals 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 both paper (PDF) and online permit applications, permit submittal instructions, permit submittal checklists, and permit fee schedules.
Information about a variety of topics including codes, building height, types of structures, compliance process for unlawful work, guidelines, and more.
Instructions for scheduling your construction inspections and link to the Online Permitting Portal.