Permit Services

COVID-19 update from City of Everett

The City of Everett has declared a State of Emergency. Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Permit Services public counter is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We will remain available during regular business hours via email and postal mail. During this time, we encourage our community members to utilize our online resources. Please note that we will be experiencing a higher volume of emails with limited staff available to respond. We will respond to your inquiry in the order received. 

Public Inquiries: Please reference our Quick Resource Guide (PDF) for all project & property questions, and to connect with staff via email.

Permit Intakes & Issuance: Please reference our Permitting Procedures During Temporary Office Closure policy (PDF).

Construction Inspections: Please reference our Temporary Inspection Policy During Governor’s Order (PDF) for more information.

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to stay safe and healthy by following guidelines from the Snohomish Health District.

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  1. Location & Business Hours

Our service: 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.

Office location: 3200 Cedar Street, 2nd floor
                             Everett, WA 98201

Regular permit counter hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday | 1 - 3 p.m. 

See dates the permit counter will not be open due to holiday observances.

For new submittals or permit pickup: Please arrive by 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to allow for intake & processing before the counter closes.

Announcement: A 2.3% credit card convenience fee will be applied to all credit and debit card transactions, effective July 1, 2019.

Scroll through the tabs below for informational handouts or stop by the permit counter to meet with staff about your property inquiries and permitting needs.

  1. Permit Applications
  2. Checklists & Handouts
  3. Permit Fees
  4. Inspection Requests
  5. Permit Search

Permit applications available online

Visit the eTRAKiT online permitting portal (for best results using eTRAKiT, use Internet Explorer as your web browser) to apply for the select online permits as listed on the portal.

Permit applications

Permit applications and required submittal documents are accepted at the Permit Counter. Please download and print the following applications to submit with your permit package:

City of Everett business license

Contractors working in the city limits of Everett need a current City of Everett business license. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office or call 425-257-8610.