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You can find the zoning and/or overlay designation of your property by viewing the online zoning map by clicking here. The Map Everett Online Map Viewer that includes zoning and other information such as utilities can be found here.
In some cases, yes, as explained below.
Tree cutting or pruning proposed in critical areas or their buffers.
Critical areas include streams and wetlands and their buffers and steep slopes (geological hazardous areas). An application to remove hazardous trees or prune trees in critical areas can be found here. Trees can be pruned up to 33% of the tree’s crown. No topping is allowed unless underneath power lines. If trees are deemed hazardous by a certified arborist or by city staff, they can be removed after city approval. The city requires two replacement trees for every tree cut down. In other cases, a limited number of non-hazardous trees in the outer half of a buffer may be removed through a public review process.
Tree removal outside a critical area but within any development where the zoning code or condition of approval of a development requires landscaping.
This includes all commercial and industrial developments, multiple family developments, and usually short subdivisions or subdivisions built after 1990. Tree removal is allowed but the tree must be replaced if it is required by code. Pruning does not need city approval but topping or pollarding is prohibited. Landscape standards can be found here in Chapter 36 of the City of Everett Zoning Code.
To determine whether your proposed home business complies with the Home Occupation regulations, see EMC 19.41.080 of the Everett Zoning Code. If you are in compliance with the home occupation regulations, apply for a business license by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 425-257-8610 or visiting their offices at 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Everett.
Land Use Projects can be found here by searching under project number, address, tax parcel number, or owner or developer name. Prior to construction, some projects require notice be given to neighboring property owners. Notices are sent by mail to the property owner, and a "Pending Land Use Action" sign is posted at the project site. The notice will describe the project, the project location, the applicant’s name and address, the project planner and their phone number and the deadline for submitting public comments. In cases of a public hearing, notice is published in the Herald.
Placement on the Everett Register encourages preservation of our heritage and honors those who have cared for Everett’s old buildings. Any person may nominate a building, structure, site, object or district for placement on the Everett Register; however, placement on the register requires owner approval.
Please see the Everett Register page for application information.
Click here to find the sign regulations in Chapter 36 of the City of Everett Zoning Code. Each zone has a sign category that determines the amount of signage allowed.
Your property must be large enough for proposed lots to meet the minimum lot area, width, depth and frontage standards of the City’s Zoning, Title 19, and Land Division, Title 18, codes.
Yes, if you propose a development on a property that is within the special flood hazard area shown on the National Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The maps can be found at msc.fema.gov. Development can include buildings, structures, dredging, filling, grading, paving, or storage of equipment or materials.
No, rooming houses are only allowed in multi-family and commercial zones, however the code does allow the following when living together as a single, not-for-profit housekeeping unit:
a. A group of not more than four related and unrelated adults and their related minor children, but not to exceed a total of eight related and unrelated persons; or
b. Not more than eight disabled persons, whether adults or minors, living together in a consensual residential living arrangement, but not to exceed a total of eight persons; or
c. State licensed adult family homes as defined by RCW 70.128.010; or
d. State licensed foster family homes and group care facilities as defined in RCW 74.15.020.