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 is 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. Please note that we will be experiencing a higher volume of calls and emails with limited staff available to respond. We will respond to your inquiry in the order received.

  1. Location & Business Hours

Public Counter:  3200 Cedar Street, 2nd Floor
                               Everett, WA  98201

In person:  M/W/Th/F  7:30AM-Noon & 1-3 PM
                    Tue: 1-3 PM

By phone:  425-257-8731 or email:

  1. Announcements
  2. Active Projects
  3. Code Amendments
  1. The City’s Online Permitting Portal is available for searching existing land use projects and applying for limited permits and projects online. Applications available are preapplication meeting requests, nonconforming building and use certifications, and zoning verification letter requests. All other land use applications can be applied for at the Permit Services Counter by downloading the applications at this link.
  2. MapEverett is an application that allows you to view City of Everett spatial information (GIS data and images) in an interactive map display. You can look for zoning, utilities, critical areas, neighborhoods, estimated lot lines, aerial views, and etc.