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  

  1. Announcements
  2. Code Amendments

Rethink Zoning

Rethink Zoning was multi-year initiative to update and simplify the City’s zoning code.  

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 will be 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).  

November Hearing Examiner Hearings

A public hearing before the City's Land Use Hearing Examiner on the Reservoir 2 Replacement project was held on November 12, 2020.  Select this link for more information.

On November 17, the City's Land Use Hearing Examiner issued a decision on the Northbound I-5 construction project. Select this link for more information.