The Planning Department promotes the community’s vision to accommodate quality growth, consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code.  The department includes Long Range and Land Use Planning, and Historic Preservation.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert:

The City of Everett has declared a State of Emergency. Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Permit Services public counter and Planning Department Administrative Offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We will remain available during regular business hours via phone, email and postal mail. During this time, we encourage our community members to utilize our online resources. 


To speak to a planner please call 425-257-8731 or email us at  

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  2. Code Amendments

Unified Development Code

Rethink Zoning was a multi-year initiative to update and simplify the City’s zoning code.  The plan and code amendments were effective on 11/24/20.  Those amendments are now part of the Everett Municipal Code and available online under Title 19.  

Plan and Code Amendments (effective 11/24/20)

On November 4th, the Everett City Council approved the package of Rethink Zoning amendments to the comprehensive plan and Everett Municipal Code. The adopted codes and other background documents can be found in our Rethink Zoning Library. Maps can be found in our Maps library.   The adopted codes and maps were effective on November 24, 2020.

The adopted ordinance amended Title 2 (Chapter 2.96, Historical Commission), Title 13 (Chapter 13.68, Street Construction and Private Construction), Title 15 (Local Project Review Procedures), Title 18 (Land Division), Title 19 (Zoning) and Title 20 (Chapter 20.04, Environmental Policy).  

May Hearing Examiner Hearings

A public hearing before the City's Land Use Hearing Examiner for a Variance application to construct an attached carport within the 5 foot rear setback is scheduled on May 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  Select this link for more information.

June Hearing Examiner Hearings

A public hearing before the City's Land Use Hearing Examiner for the  Everett Pallet Shelter Pilot Community project proposed on a vacant lot east of 3711 Smith Avenue is scheduled on June 10, 2021 at 9 a.m.  Select this link for more information.