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A Voluntary Compliance Agreement (“VCA”) is a contract between the violator and the City, whereby the violator agrees to abate the violations within a specific timeline and according to specific conditions. If the violator does not bring their property into compliance, then per the terms of the VCA, the City can enter their property and abate the violations at the property owner’s sole expense or issue a Notice and Order.
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Payment can be made by either submitting a check or money order to the City of Everett Treasurer at 2930 Wetmore Suite 100, Everett Washington, 98201 or by major credit card (a 2.3% merchant fee is applied to all credit card payments) by contacting the City of Everett Treasurer’s office at 425-257-8610. If unable to pay in full, a payment plan can be arranged by contacting the code enforcement administrative assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Notice of Violation and Order ("NOVO") can be issued at any time if the code enforcement official deems necessary and contains a directive to bring any code violations into compliance by a specific deadline and assess a fine per violation. The NOVO also includes a statement advising the violator of their right to appeal the issuance of the notice and order. Any appeal must be filed with the city within 14 days from the date of the NOVO.
The City of Everett code allows for no more than two sale events for any residence per year and the duration of each event shall be no more than four consecutive days. Signs should be placed on private property and not create a safety hazard for pedestrian or vehicular traffic. They can be displayed three days prior to the sale event and should be removed within 24 hours after the sale. Garage sale items not sold should be removed from the yards and property stored.