Permit Services

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Permit Services offers residents and private developers information about private construction and development in the City of Everett and processes all of the required permits for construction.


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2018 State Building Code adoptions are effective February 1, 2021. Visit the Washington State Building Code Council for additional information.

Permit Services is launching Virtual Counter & In-Person appointments at the Permit Counter starting April 5, by appointment only. Click the button below to learn more or book an appointment. Masks and social distancing are required while in City facilities.

Getting started on permitting & construction projects

The permit(s) you will need depends on what you are trying to do, as there are many factors to consider for different types of land use and construction. Click on the links below for more detailed information about each topic. Once you know what forms and checklists you will need, you can begin the permit process.