Trespassing

Business and property owners, as well as employees, may face crimes that occur on their property. Some crimes may include: Burglary, vandalism, littering, graffiti, trespassing, drug dealing and robbery.

Through posting and enforcing the City of Everett’s Municipal Trespass Ordinance #10.68.040, police officers and property owners can work together to discourage these types of crimes. If property owners file a Notice Of Intent To Prosecute with the Everett Police Department and post ample warnings on the property specific terminology, officers have the authority to enter private property and issue Criminal Trespass citations.
Multiple signs must be posted in conspicuous locations on a building’s exterior and at all points of entry.

Signs must be 18” X 24”

Corrugated plastic or metal are recommended.
Signs Must Read:

For Business -
NO TRESPASSING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF ___ PM and ___ AM
Violators will be prosecuted
EMC 10.68.040
EVERETT MUNICIPAL CODE

For Private Property -
NO TRESPASSING
Violators will be prosecuted
EMC 10.68.040
EVERETT MUNICIPAL CODE
By posting and enforcing the Trespass Ordinance, business and property managers and the Everett Police Department will send the message that criminal activity will not be tolerated. By making contact with trespassers, officers may prevent other crimes from taking place.

A completed Notice Of Intent To Prosecute For Trespass must be on file with the Everett Police Department. Notices are valid for two years from the date of submission AND sign posting.