Planning & Community Development

The Planning and Community Development Department promotes the community’s vision to accommodate quality growth, consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code. The department includes Long Range Planning, Land Use Permits, and Housing and Community Development programs. The Department also includes the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Historic Preservation, and Human Needs.

  1. Announcements
  2. Active Projects
  3. Code Amendments

The City issued a public notice on the application deadline for the 2018-2019 proposed amendments to the Everett Comprehensive Plan and related zoning changes.

Our new Online Permitting Portal is available for searching existing land use projects and applying for limited permits and projects online. Applications available are preapplication meeting requests, nonconforming building and use certifications, and zoning verification letter requests.  All other land use applications can be applied for at the Permit Services Counter by downloading the applications at this link

MapEverett is an application that allows you to view City of Everett spatial information (GIS data and images) in an interactive map display. You can look for zoning, utilities, critical areas, neighborhoods, estimated lot lines, aerial views, and etc.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a notice (link) on the proposed flood hazard determinations for Snohomish County, Washington and incorporated areas.  If you have any questions regarding the determinations, please contact Steve Ingalsbe at 425-257-7135 or at