Code Amendments


Planning Commission held a public hearing on November 2, 2021 on proposed regulatory amendments to Everett Municipal Code 19.06 Lots, Setbacks and Residential Densities.  After thoughtful consideration, Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed amendments.  

The City Council public hearing is scheduled on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at a virtual meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. The purpose of the public hearing is to take public testimony and consider amendments to Everett Municipal Code Chapter 19.06.  The amendments provide clarification for development on small lots and restore a zero side interior setback for development in the UR4 zones specific to the Metro Everett subarea only.

The public is welcome to attend and provide testimony.  If you have any questions regarding this amendment, please contact Becky McCrary at or 425-257-7133. 

Background Documents


City Council

The Everett City Council held meetings on August 18 and September 1 to consider an update to the Unified Development Code home occupation regulations. Due to thoughtful questions from the Council and citizen concerns, staff will bring a revised proposal back to the council this winter.  If you would like to be notified of that public hearing, please call 425-257-8731 to be added to the notification list.  

Planning Commission

The City of Everett Planning Commission held a virtual public hearing on July 20, 2021 to take public testimony and make a recommendation to the City Council for potential amendments on a proposed ordinance regarding home occupation regulations (Everett Municipal Code 19.08.120), which are small business activities conducted within a residence, by the resident, subordinate to the residential use. Goals of the updated regulations are to broaden opportunities for home-based entrepreneurs and clarify and simplify code enforcement activities.

Select this link for more information.  If you have any questions about the code amendment, please contact Dan Eernissee, Economic Development Director, at 425-257-8681 or