It is the responsibility of the Code Enforcement Unit to work in partnership with Everett residents to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment.
This department is responsible for enforcing various chapters of the Everett Municipal Code that address public health and safety issues, including regulations related to rubbish, other nuisances, removal of vegetation, zoning, dangerous building, environmental violations, and junk vehicles on private property.
According to the Everett Municipal Code (EMC), the following are violations if visible from a street, alley or public or private property:
Filing a Complaint
To file a formal complaint with the Code Enforcement Unit, simply submit the Code Violation Complaint Form. Submission is via email. If you have questions, contact the Code Enforcement unit at email@example.com. Code Enforcement Officers are assigned to investigate all allegations and will attempt to visit the site within 2 business days to confirm that a violation exists. Officers will contact property owner to discuss the violation and actions needed to remedy the situation. Usually, property owners are unaware of the regulations and voluntarily fix the problem within a reasonable time frame. The average time to fix a violation is under 2 weeks, but complicated situations may take up to a year (or more) to correct. Please be patient!
An alternative to filing a formal complaint is contacting the property owner or using resources from your neighborhood association.