Reporting needed street maintenance
To report needed street maintenance, please call 425-257-8800 or fill out a service request online. Examples of this type of maintenance are:
- Fallen trees in the right-of-way
- Hazardous road conditions, including pot holes
After hours/24-hour emergency: 425-257-8821
City of Everett Streets Available for Adoption
View or download the street list (PDF)
Participating groups agree to remove litter from assigned sections of street right-of-ways at least three times a year, over a one year period. In return, Everett personnel install permanent signs identifying the adopting group and provide necessary equipment and training. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
How to volunteer
If you are interested in participating in the Adopt-a-Street program, visit the Adopt a Street information page.
Brush and grass cutting
Brush and grass cutting and trimming is the responsibility of the abutting property owners. If owners fail to maintain the brush/grass within the right-of-way, the City will attempt to contact the property owner to remind them of their responsibility to perform the maintenance (EMC 8.08 Removal of Vegetation). If a property owner still fails to complete the maintenance, overgrown vegetation complaints will be referred to Code Enforcement.
One or two times per year Streets maintenance division staff use tractor mowers to cut vegetation back from the edge of the pavement in undeveloped areas and drainage ditches unless the property owner maintains the area to City standards. Please keep these areas clear. Residents are responsible to maintain the areas near fences, mailboxes, or other objects.
Streets maintenance division staff also respond to requests for tree clearance maintenance on City rights-of-way. Property owners are required to take care of the maintenance (EMC 8.08 Removal of Vegetation). When the property owner fails to complete the maintenance to minimum standards, tree complaints are referred to Code Enforcement.
Each year the Street department staff perform tree trimming on selected arterial streets. Property owners may be given the option to perform the work themselves. Clearance trimming must be completed to the minimum standards. Streets crews trim for street and sidewalk clearance. Tree shape, health and aesthetics are not prioritized. Selecting the correct tree for the location and regular maintenance are encouraged for tree health and appearance.
View or download: Guidelines for tree trimming with illustrations
Sidewalk repair and maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner, occupant or agent. This includes the removal of snow and ice. Snow and ice are to be removed by noon. For more information, see City of Everett Municipal Code 13.08.010-020. View or download the sidewalk construction (PDF).
Find out who’s responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow. Clear your sidewalk flier (PDF).
Sidewalk replacement program ***This program currently has limited availability.***
Public Works partners with business and residential property owners to repair and replace sidewalks with city labor and equipment if the property owner pays for the cost of materials. For low-income, senior, or disabled residents that conform to RCW 84.36.381, 383 and 74.18.020, sidewalks will be replaced at no cost.
- Public Works staff will make contact with the property owner.
- An estimate will be given of materials cost.
- Projects needing repair will be prioritized.
- City staff will work with property owners to temporarily repair the sidewalk until permanent repairs can be made.
The waiting time for this popular service may be as long as 8 years. If you anticipate needing a sidewalk repair, make your request as early as possible to get on the waiting list. Due to the long waiting time, property owners are encouraged to repair or replace their sidewalks through another process or at their own expense.
Contact Public Works email to check on the status of a request or for more information.
The goal is to sweep residential neighborhoods on a 6 week schedule. The business areas and truck routes are swept weekly. The Central Business District (CBD) is hard to sweep due to the number of buildings that have businesses on the 1st floor and residents on the upper floors. To minimize the impact of sweeping in the CBD, the area is swept in 2 hour increments, 3 days per week.
Streets' staff maintain:
- 270 alleys
- 290 miles of roadway
- 750 miles of sidewalks and walkways