When do I need a permit?

In brief, you need a permit for most work done to your property. Click through the pages for the type of construction you wish to perform. If you still have questions or would like to discuss your construction project further, email Permit Services or call 425-257-8810 during our listed phone hours. A permit is required before any construction or work is legally allowed to begin. Refer to the Applications, submittal checklists, & fees page to get started with your permit.

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1. How do I get a construction permit?
2. What is the permitting process?
3. When do I need a permit?
4. How much does a permit cost?
5. Do I need a permit to remove a tree on my property?
6. Do I need a permit to put up a fence?
7. How do I convert my house into an Adult Family Home?
8. How do I get a WABO inspection?
9. Is my property connected to sewer?
10. What type of permit do I need for an espresso stand?
11. How to I get a mechanical permit?
12. How do I get an electrical permit?
13. How do I get a plumbing permit?
14. When the Fire Department requires retroactive alarms, what do I need to do?
15. How can I find my property line?
16. When will my permit be ready, and what is the status?
17. What is the structural design criteria for the City of Everett?
18. What is required to apply for a permit?
19. Do I need to hire a design professional to do the plans?
20. What are the garage or accessory building requirements?
21. How close to the property line can I build?
22. How do I get a permit for change of occupancy?
23. Can I act as my own contractor?
24. How long does it take for my permit to be reviewed & issued?
25. When will my permit expire?
26. Can I get electric power to the job site?
27. How do I get a gas service line?