Detached Accessory Dwelling Units

The City is considering potential changes to the City’s Zoning Code regulations pertaining to Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADU’s).  DADU’s are a separate dwelling unit located on the same lot as a principal single family dwelling.  DADU’s are not currently permitted in single family residential zones in Everett.


The City's Planning Commission agreed to initiate consideration of a code amendment to allow DADU’s in single family zones.  Planning Commission workshops were held on September 6, October 4, and November 1 , 2016 to hear from the public, and discuss potential changes to the Zoning Code regulations.   City Council held a briefing on October 26, 2016.  
At the public hearing on January 3, 2017, Planning Commission approved Resolution 17-01, recommending that the City Council approve amendments to the Zoning Code regulations for accessory dwelling units.   

What's Next

A City Council briefing to discuss the proposed ordinance was held on February 1, 2017.  The public hearing is scheduled on February 15, 2017 to make a decision on the proposed ordinance.   City Council Chambers are in the William E. Moore Historic City Hall located at 3002 Wetmore Avenue in Everett. 

If you would like to find out more information regarding the code amendment, please contact us at 425-257-8731 or at