Permit Services

COVID-19 update from City of Everett

Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Permit Services public counter is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We remain fully operational with revised policies on how we will serve your needs. Staff can be contacted by email or by telephone during our current telephone hours. Please note that we are experiencing a higher volume of calls and emails with limited staff available to respond. We will respond to your inquiry in the order received. Please see our current policies and announcements below. 

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

Permit Intakes & Issuance: Please reference our Permitting Procedures During Temporary Office Closure policy (PDF) for instructions on dropping off permit applications and issuance.

Phase 2 Reopening: Local business owners can use the Phase 2 Reopening: Guide to Determining Maximum Occupant Loads (PDF) to calculate their Phase 2 occupant loads and for access to the Governor’s reopening requirements for each type of business listed in Phase 2.

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 

Lobby hours for permit submittal drop-box:
Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See Permitting Procedures During Temporary Office Closure policy (PDF) for instructions.

Permit Services phone hours:
See Phone Tree Selections (PDF) for phone hours specific to each division.

See dates Permit Services will not be available due to holiday observances.

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

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


Online Permit Applications: 
Visit the eTRAKiT online permitting portal to apply for the below listed online permits:

  • Building Online: Re-roofing for SFR & Duplex Only
  • Demolition Permit
  • Electrical Permit
  • Franchise Utility Permit: for Franchise/public utility company work in R.O.W.
  • Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Sewer Utility Online: for side sewer repair, alteration, cap-off, & backwater valves only
  • Traffic Street Use Permit: for closure of sidewalks, parking lanes, and travel lanes

For best results using eTRAKiT, use Internet Explorer or Edge as your web browser. Please note that any application requiring plan review may require drop off of (2) sets of hard copy plans to the Permit Services lobby drop box for review. All other permit types not listed above must be applied for in hard copy using the paper permit applications below.

Paper Permit Applications:
Permit applications and required submittal documents as listed in the submittal checklists shall be dropped off at the Permit Services lobby. Please download, fill out and sign, then print the following applications to submit with your permit package and follow all instructions for submitting your complete permit application 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 visit the Business License web page or email the City Clerk’s Office for business license numbers or account status information.