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.
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.
On April 18, 2018, City Council approved a code amendment to allow electric fences in additional zones meeting certain standards. If you have any questions about this code amendment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opiate Substitution Treatment Facility
On March 7, 2018, City Council approved a code amendment for opiate substitution treatment facilities (Ordinance #3598-18). If you have any questions, please contact Allan Giffen at 425-257-8725. Select this link for more information.
Marijuana Retail Limit Restrictions
The Everett City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to take action on a Planning Commission recommendation to increase the number of recreational marijuana retail stores allowed from five to ten, and to decrease the minimum separation requirement between retail stores from 2500 feet to 500 feet. That recommendation failed. Select this link for more information.