Show All Answers

1. I can't find my parcel when I put in the address. Why not?
2. I put an address into one of the many online mapping services. It found a location for the address, but when I search your system or use your map it can't find the address. Why not?
3. Do your parcel maps show my legal property ownership?
4. How accurate are your maps?
5. When I look at the aerial photograph of my property on your map it looks like my neighbor is on my property. Is this correct?
6. If the maps and aerial photographs are not accurate enough to determine property boundaries, why do you allow them to be shown together?
7. Can you give me the GPS coordinates for my property corners?
8. When I look at the aerial photograph of my property on your map, my property lines do not match up with the fence lines that can be seen on the photograph. Will you fix your map so that they match?
9. Can you give me the exact dimensions of my property?
10. I measured from the painted stripe on the road and it looks like the road/my neighbor is on my property. What do I do?
11. My neighbor has put up a fence that I think is on my property. What can you do to help me?
12. I am in a dispute with my neighbor regarding our property line. Can you suggest an attorney or surveyor to contact?

Show All Answers

1. What is a "park model trailer"?
2. Are park model trailers real property?
3. Do I have to pay property taxes on my "park model" if it's licensed?
4. Do I have to pay real estate excise tax on a "park model" that is being assessed as "real property"?
5. Why is my "travel trailer" taxed and my neighbor's is not?

Show All Answers

1. What laws affect how the assessor appraises my property?
2. What is market value?
3. Can I appeal my new assessed value?
4. Why do we have property taxes?
5. If assessed value increases, do taxes have to increase?
6. If assessed value decrease, do taxes have to decrease?
7. Is it possible to make a "ballpark estimate" of how much the taxes will be on a piece of property that I am thinking about buying, or a structure that I might build?
8. How does Washington State rank in terms of property tax collected per household when compared to other states?
9. What are tax code areas and the levy program?
10. What are the City taxing districts?
11. What are the Fire Taxing Districts?
12. What are the School taxing districts?
13. What are the other taxing districts?
14. How can I determine city and subdivision boundaries?
15. When will the assessor update assessments?

Show All Answers

1. What does the County Assessor do?
2. Can you explain how the property tax system works?
3. What are the important dates of the assessment process?
4. What is real property?
5. How is residential property appraised?
6. How is commercial property appraised?
7. Who should I contact for more information about my assessed value?
8. When did the assessor's office change to an annual revaluation cycle?
9. Why did the Assessor's Office change to an annual reevaluation?
10. When was my property last appraised by the Assessor's Office?
11. What is personal property?
12. How is personal property appraised?
13. How often does the Snohomish County Assessor value personal property?
14. What tax relief programs are available?
15. What tax relief programs are available for lower income seniors and disabled persons?
16. I already have a senior citizen or disabled person exemption and my taxable value is "frozen", will the new assessment affect my taxes?
17. How are my taxes calculated?
18. Can I appeal my assessed value?
19. Can I appeal the amount of taxes I will pay or the percentage that my assessment increased or decreased?
20. How much will my taxes increase or decrease in 2016?
21. What percentage of my taxes are voter approved?
22. When will the 2014 sales affect my assessed values and taxes?
23. How do I change the owner, taxpayer, or address information?
24. Where do I find forms, publications, and reports?
25. Does the assessor publish raw data?
26. What kind of services are offered online through the Assessor Department?
27. I recently short platted or divided my property. How do I get a new tax parcel number?
28. I just purchased a lot in a new formal plat / subdivision. When will my new tax parcel number be assigned?
29. Whom should I contact for more information?

Show All Answers

1. What type of appeals may be brought before the board?
2. How do I appeal?
3. When must I appeal?
4. What information is required to file an appeal?
5. What types of evidence should I provide?
6. Why should I include comparable sales and how do I find them?
7. What is meant by the valuation date?
8. What if there are no sales comparable to my property?
9. What if I don’t have time to gather all the evidence by the petition deadline?
10. When will I have a hearing?
11. What can I expect at the hearing?
12. May I submit additional information at the hearing?
13. When will I receive a decision?
14. What if I am not satisfied with the board’s decision?
15. What if my taxes are due before I have a hearing or receive a decision?
16. If the board decreases the value of my property, how will that affect my taxes?

Show All Answers

1. What was the first railroad to build into Snohomish County and what is much of its right-of-way called today?
2. What year was the first Depot built on the Centennial Trail?
3. What site did the railroad first arrive at on the Centennial Trail?
4. What was the main industry for the Centennial Trail railroad?
5. What are the main Tribal groups along the Centennial Trail?

Show All Answers

1. Where can I pay child support?
2. Where can I get child support schedule worksheets?
3. How do I modify child support?

Show All Answers

1. Where is the County Clerk's Office and what are the business hours?
2. How do I get copies of documents and how much do they cost?
3. How do I make a payment on a Superior Court case?
4. What is the date, time, and/or place of my Superior Court hearing?
5. Where do I file Superior Court documents?
6. How can I set a court date for my Superior Court case?
7. How do I set a hearing for a Dependency case?
8. Do you have legal forms?
9. I don’t know what to do. Can you give me any legal advice?
10. Can you tell me the status of or what happened in a case?
11. Can you tell me if a person has any cases filed against them, or me?
12. Can you help me fill out my papers?
13. Can you recommend an attorney who will take my case?

Show All Answers

1. How far back is data available online?
2. What data is returned for each report?
3. How can I see more information related to the new cases and judgments listed in these reports?
4. How do I contact the Clerk’s Office if I have questions about these reports?

Show All Answers

1. How do I apply for a SCSO Community Corrections program?
2. How will I be notified about my eligibility for a community corrections program?
3. What is the minimum sentence for participation in community corrections programs?
4. Are inmates authorized good time while in work release?
5. Am I allowed to have visitors while in work release?
6. Can I receive mail while in work release or in-custody work crew?
7. Is there parking available for inmates in community corrections programs?
8. Can I have a cell phone or pager while in the community corrections facility?
9. What happens if I do not appear for my scheduled interview or booking date?

Show All Answers

1. How do I confirm my Superior Court Hearing or Trial?
2. When should I confirm my motion hearing?
3. How do I confirm my motion hearing?
4. What information do I need when I confirm my motion hearing?
5. What calendars require confirmation and when are they heard?
6. If confirming my motion hearing online how do I know it was received?
7. If confirming my motion hearing via the phone, how do I know it was received?
8. What if I do not confirm my motion hearing in time?
9. How do I strike or continue my motion hearing?
10. When should I confirm my trial?
11. How do I confirm my trial?
12. Where do I deliver working copies?

Show All Answers

1. How can I be notified if somebody is released from jail?
2. How do I know if someone is in jail?
3. How can I get a protection order?
4. How do I block my phone from receiving calls from the inmates in the jail?
5. What phone privileges do inmates have?
6. How do I put money on an inmate's commissary account?
7. Where is the jail?
8. What are the visiting rules and guidelines?
9. How do I post bail?
10. How do I send a letter to the jail?
11. What employment opportunities are available?
12. What is the work release program?
13. Who was released in the last 24 hours?
14. Who was booked in the last 72 hours?
15. How can I voice a concern or ask a question?

Show All Answers

1. What is the Diversity Council?
2. Why is the Diversity Council necessary?
3. What does the Diversity Council do?
4. What do Diversity Council members do?
5. How can I find out what the Diversity Council discussed in its meetings?
6. How can I get on the Diversity Council?
7. What are diversity issues?
8. Does the county have resources on diversity issues for employee use?
9. How can I make suggestions to the Diversity Council about issues I would like to see addressed?
10. What can I do at work about diversity related issues?
11. What can I do to make my community more welcoming and inclusive?
12. Does the county provide training for employees on diversity issues?
13. How do I get diversity-related community events added to the Diversity Council events calendar?
14. Where can I go for assistance if I am being harassed because of my race, color, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or the presence of
15. What is Snohomish County government's diversity initiative?
16. What are Snohomish County government's diversity learning objectives?
17. What other resources are available and how can I find out more about diversity?

Show All Answers

1. Who should I contact if I want to sell my products and/or services to the County?
2. Are purchase orders required for all purchases?
3. Does the County give preference points to local firms?
4. Does the County have a minority or disadvantaged business preference?
5. What rules govern the County's purchasing practices?
6. Does the County offer training for new businesses on how to do business?
7. How can I set up a meeting with a buyer?
8. Can I fax my bid to you?
9. Am I supposed to include tax in the price on a Request for Quotation?
10. How can I register for the County’s bid list?
11. If I'm not registered on the Purchasing Portal, am I still able to submit bids to the county?
12. Who in your office can I call to speak with about the commodity or service I have to offer?
13. How can I find out which services or commodities are currently available for bidding?
14. Can I be automatically notified of bid opportunities or do I need to keep watching the legal ads section?
15. Where do I send my bid?
16. How can I get a copy of the tabulation of bids on a particular bid?
17. With whom, in the county, do I contact to get payment for my invoice?
18. Are departments allowed to make their own purchases?
19. What is a pre-bid / pre-proposal conference?
20. What criteria are used to award bids and proposals?
21. What about bond and insurance requirements?
22. How can I thank an employee of the Procurement Department for their help?
23. How often does the county hold auctions?

Show All Answers

1. How do I file a claim if I feel the county is responsible for damage or injury to me or my property?
2. Do I have to submit a Claim for Damages Form to make a claim?
3. What happens after I submit the Claim for Damages?
4. If I have damage to my vehicle or property, do I need to submit more than one repair estimate?
5. Who do I contact when I have claim related question?
6. How long does it take to settle a claim?
7. What recourse do I have if my claim was denied?

Show All Answers

1. May I choose my doctor?
2. Who do I contact when my doctor takes me off work?
3. What is time loss compensation?
4. How do I qualify for time loss compensation?
5. How long do I have to be off work to qualify for time loss compensation benefits?
6. How long will I receive time loss compensation benefits?
7. How are my ongoing prescriptions paid?
8. Who do I contact when I have questions?

Show All Answers

1. Why does Snohomish County require 15% apprentice utilization?
2. What labor hours are to be counted?
3. What is a State-Approved Apprenticeship Program and how can I find one?
4. What is the purpose of the Apprentice Utilization Plan and what is the County looking for in the plan I turn in?
5. My plan shows that I can’t meet the apprentice utilization requirement-what should I do?
6. What does a documented Good Faith Effort look like?
7. What situations meet the intent of the contract in terms of the Good Faith Effort?
8. What situations DO NOT meet the intent of the contract in terms of the Good Faith Effort?
9. How will the Good Faith Effort be evaluated?
10. What are the consequences of not meeting the apprentice utilization requirement?
11. Apprenticeship Resources

Show All Answers

1. How do I report / file a complaint about a driver using a county vehicle?
2. Where can a citizen find / purchase a surplus county vehicle?
3. How do I file a claim for a rock chip?
4. What is Snohomish County doing to save energy / gas and to keep the environment clean?
5. How do I get on the Snohomish County vendor list to offer automotive equipment, products, and services to the county?
6. What kind of jobs are there within Fleet Management Division?
7. How does my government agency contract for maintenance services with Public Works Fleet Management Division?

Show All Answers

1. I’ve heard about the ‘Right to Plow’ and the ‘Right to Farm’; can you tell me what these terms mean?
2. Would remodeling a “farm kitchen” require a residential building permit or a commercial building permit?
3. Can I have a farm dwelling unit, if I am in an AG-10 zone, and is there a limit on square footage of the farm dwelling?
4. My property is within the jurisdiction of shoreline regulations. Do I need a Shoreline permit to build any type of structure on my property?
5. Do I need a building permit for an agriculture storage shed?
6. Can I have a campground / resort in an AG-10 zone?
7. How can I get help creating a Farm Plan?
8. Can I have a Home Occupation in the AG-10 zone?

Show All Answers

1. Why can't I download data from the FTP site?
2. What formats are the County's GIS data available in?
3. What do I need to view GIS data?
4. What is a .ZIP file?

Show All Answers

1. What is GIS?

Show All Answers

1. What are the requirements to become a Title 26 GAL?
2. What are the requirements to become a Title 11 GAL?
3. What are the requirements to become a settlement GAL?

Show All Answers

1. What is a developmental disability?
2. What is supported employment?
3. What is a job coach?
4. What is the benefit of Supported Employment?
5. Additional questions/comments

Show All Answers

1. What is direct deposit?
2. Who can participate?
3. Can I deposit my check in any bank?
4. Can I have a portion, either a fixed dollar amount or a percentage, of my net pay deposited into any bank?
5. When can I access the money deposited into my account?
6. How will I know how much will be deposited to my account?
7. How can I be assured unauthorized charges will not be made against my account?
8. How do I sign up?
9. How soon will my direct deposits begin?
10. Can I call the Payroll Division, my bank, or my credit union to make changes to my deposit authorization?
11. Am I required to sign up for direct deposit?
12. Can I have a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of my pay go to a bank and the remainder of my net pay issued to me as a check?
13. If I already have a set amount going to my savings account at SnoCope Credit Union, can I have the remainder of my check deposited to another financial institution?
14. The form indicates “Savings” only for SnoCope; will it go to my checking account?
15. Can I have my pay deposited to a savings account or must it be a checking account?
16. What if I want to cancel my direct deposit?
17. What happens if I move my account to another bank or my bank changes my account number?
18. Will my bank charge me for this service?
19. When I separate from employment, will my paycheck be deposited?

Show All Answers

1. What is the Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program?
2. What is the legal authority of the LTC Ombudsman Program?
3. Why haven’t I heard about the LTC Ombudsman Program before?
4. What does a LTC Ombudsman do?
5. Do you only visit facilities when you have a complaint?
6. How does someone become a Volunteer Ombudsman?
7. Does the LTC Ombudsman Program report all complaints to DSHS?
8. Who should I call if about Residents Rights or if I think a resident’s rights are being violated?
9. Who should I call if I have a concern about a Volunteer or Regional Ombudsman?
10. What are the most common complaints the local Ombudsman Program receives about long term care facilities?

Show All Answers

1. How many days a week does your program run?
2. What are your hours?
3. How much does your program cost?
4. Q: Is transportation provided?
5. How do I go about getting my loved one into the program?
6. My loved one is on a special diet. Will we need to provide his food and drink?
7. What would my loved one do at your program?
8. Do you take people who have health concerns?
9. I am interested in getting my loved one into some type of day care service, but I am not sure which program is appropriate.

Show All Answers

1. How do I find out if I can get help for my civil (not criminal) legal problem?
2. What kinds of problems does legal services handle for senior citizens?
3. What kinds of problems does legal services handle for younger (age 59 and below) people?

Show All Answers

1. Who pays for the oversight nurse?
2. What is the role of the oversight nurse for people receiving care on the Medicaid Personal Care Program and the COPES Program?
3. How can a person get a Home Health Visiting Nurse?

Show All Answers

1. Why might I need help from the Respite Care Program?
2. My loved one pays me for the care I provide - it isn't very much. Am I eligible?
3. My loved one can manage at home alone while I am at my full time job. How much care should I be providing in order to be eligible?
4. What kinds of help can my loved one receive?
5. Who actually provides this help - are the workers trained?
6. How often can I receive help at home from the Respite Care Program?
7. My family member is interested in attending an adult day program near us. Can Respite help?
8. How much will this service cost me?
9. How do I apply for this program?

Show All Answers

1. How do I know if I need to report for jury duty?
2. How often do I need to call into the message line or check online to see if I am needed that week?

Show All Answers

1. Do you provide childcare?
2. What should I wear to court?
3. Must employers pay their employees while they serve on jury duty?
4. Where do I park?
5. Do I have to show up for jury duty?
6. What will happen if I fail to appear for jury duty?
7. How did I get selected for jury duty?
8. What do I bring when I report for jury duty?
9. Can I bring my laptop, cell phone, and/or pager?
10. How late is court in session?
11. How much will I be paid?
12. Where do I eat lunch?

Show All Answers

1. How Can Reclaiming Futures Help My Youth and Family?
2. How Do I Get Involved in Reclaiming Futures?

Show All Answers

1. How can I obtain information about my juvenile court case?
2. How can I seal my Juvenile Offender court record?
3. How can I seal my Juvenile Diversion record?
4. How can I find when my next hearing is scheduled for my Juvenile Offender case?
5. How can I find an attorney who can help me with a dependency / termination matter?
6. How do I set or change a truancy hearing?
7. How do I set or change a CHINS / ARY hearing?
8. How can I become an Emancipated Minor?
9. What will change when I’m Emancipated?

Show All Answers

1. Am I eligible to seal my records?
2. How do I start the process of sealing my records?
3. How can I get a print-out of my criminal history?
4. How can I put money on my child’s account so he/she can call me from detention?
5. How do I file a parenting plan with the court?
6. How do I get my driver’s license re-instated?
7. How do I get rid of my warrant?
8. How do I obtain a restraining, anti-harassment or protection order?
9. How do I re-instate my right to bear arms?
10. I am having difficulty getting my child back into school. How do I get help getting my child back into school?
11. I posted bail for my child quite some time ago. How do I get my bail money back?
12. When I was a teenager, I got into some legal trouble and had my records sealed. Now I've been turned down for a job because of my record. Why weren't my records sealed?

Show All Answers

1. Can persons of the same gender marry?
2. Do applicants have to reside in Washington State?
3. If the applicants are divorced, do they need to provide divorce papers?
4. Under what circumstances can a person apply for a marriage license before they are divorced?
5. Under what circumstances can the 3-day waiting period be waived?
6. What are the minimum ages for applicants?
7. What if one of the applicants is 17? Can he/she get a license?
8. What if one of the applicants is under 17? Can they get a license?
9. What ages are the witnesses required to be?
10. What is the fee for a marriage license?
11. Who established the marriage license fee?
12. How is the fee distributed? Where does the money go?
13. Are marriage records open for the public to see?
14. What if the applicants do not want their names in the newspaper?
15. What if someone wants a copy of their marriage license?
16. Can a marriage be performed by proxy?
17. Can the marriage ceremony be on a boat as long as there is a qualified officiant?
18. Can a marriage license obtained in Snohomish County be used in another county?
19. Can the marriage license be used in another State? Another Country?
20. Is there a special form the marriage ceremony must take?
21. Can a judge from another State perform weddings in Washington State?
22. Who is authorized to perform marriages?
23. Can a minister from a church from another State perform a wedding in Washington State?
24. Can a pro-tem Washington State judge perform a wedding?
25. Can a retired Washington State judge perform a wedding?
26. Can a ship captain perform a marriage ceremony?
27. Does an out-of-state minister need to register here in Washington State to perform the marriage ceremony?
28. How does one check to see of their minister is "licensed" to perform marriages?
29. If the parties or witnesses themselves are authorized to perform marriages (because they are a minister, judge, etc.), can they perform the ceremony?

Show All Answers

1. On what types of cases are autopsies performed?
2. What is done during a forensic autopsy?
3. Who gives permission for the autopsy to take place?
4. What is the cost of an autopsy and who pays?
5. Who is the next of kin?
6. Can the next of kin prevent an autopsy?
7. Who has the responsibility to make the funeral arrangements for the deceased?
8. Will the Medical Examiner Office recommend a funeral home?
9. What if they can't afford the arrangements?
10. Is it necessary to come to the M.E. office to identify the body?
11. What happens during the death investigation?
12. If the cause of death is obvious, why would the M.E. investigate?
13. What happens to the personal effects of the deceased?
14. Can the family view the body at the M.E.Office?
15. How do I make arrangements for the release of a body from the M.E.?
16. Who has access to the autopsy and investigative reports?
17. How can I obtain a copy of the autopsy report?
18. Is there a cost involved in obtaining reports from the M.E. office?
19. Who can I speak to if I have questions about the reports I received?
20. How can I get a copy of the death certificate?
21. What is the difference between a Coroner and a Medical Examiner?
22. What is forensic pathology?
23. What are the requirements for board certification in forensic pathology?
24. Can I request that an autopsy be performed?

Show All Answers

1. What do I do if my name or the name of someone I know is on the list?
2. What do I do if I know I have a warrant and my name is not on the list?
3. What are the codes I see on the outstanding warrant inquiry list?
4. What is the county's privacy policy?
5. What is the county's availability policy for the outstanding warrant inquiry page?
6. May I view the misdemeanor warrants inquiry?

Show All Answers

1. What is NEOGOV?
2. Are all Snohomish County positions posted using NEOGOV?
3. How do I apply for a job?
4. Can I create a NEOGOV account before I apply for a job?
5. What if I don't have a computer / internet access?
6. Can I apply for a Snohomish County job by e-mail?
7. Can I apply with a resume instead of an application form?
8. How do I get help if I am having a technical or Log-In issue with NEOGOV?
9. Can I apply for more than one job?
10. What is the deadline date to apply for a job?
11. Can I add additional information to my application after the deadline date?
12. How will I know whether I am being considered for the job?
13. How do I access my on-line account once it has been established?
14. Can I create more than one account with the same email?
15. When I try to create an account or update my email address, I get the message Email not available!. What does that mean?
16. When is the Job Opportunities list updated? I don't want to miss my chance to apply.
17. How do I sign up for Job Notifications?
18. Can I apply for a job that isn't advertised right now?
19. When a job is "Open Continuous", what does that mean?
20. How are volunteer activities and/or experience considered when rating applications?
21. Will you hold any application on file for future vacancies?
22. What is an Eligibility List?
23. Will the Eligibility List be used for other Snohomish County Government departments?
24. I've applied for other jobs using NEOGOV that weren't with Snohomish County. Do you have access to those applications and information?
25. Can I apply for a job shown under County Employees Only?
26. Will Snohomish County Government pay my relocation costs or reimburse me for travel expenses?
27. How do I apply for Snohomish County PUD or the Health District?
28. What are "Civil Service" Opportunities?

Show All Answers

1. What is the Odyssey Portal and who should use it?
2. How do I Register/Sign-Up for the Odyssey Portal Subscription Service?
3. What is the cost and how do I pay for a subscription?
4. How long will it take to receive my log in information once I submit my subscription agreement?
5. Does this email that I have to E-File?
6. I already registered for Odyssey Portal through another County, do I have to register again?
7. If I have paid for a subscription and come into the office, do I still need to pay for copies?
8. I haven't received my log in information, who should I contact?
9. Questions on how to search/view documents and case information in Odyssey Portal:

Show All Answers

1. What do I do if my name or the name of someone I know is on the list?
2. How do I contact the District Court?
3. What do I do if I know I have a warrant and my name is not on the list?
4. What are the codes I see on the Outstanding Warrant Inquiry list?

Show All Answers

1. What do I do if my name or the name of someone I know is on the list?
2. How do I contact the Superior Court Clerk?
3. What do I do if I know I have a warrant and my name is not on the list?
4. Why are there multiple charges listed within a single case?

Show All Answers

1. What do I do if my name or the name of someone I know is on the list?
2. How do I contact the Superior Court clerk?
3. What do I do if I know I have a warrant and my name is not on the list?
4. Why are there multiple charges listed within a single case?
5. What is the county's privacy policy?
6. What is the county's availability policy for the outstanding warrant inquiry page?
7. May I view the outstanding warrants inquiry?

Show All Answers

1. What is Snohomish County's current population and growth rate?
2. How many residential building permits have been issued?
3. What are the population and job forecasts?
4. How many jobs are in Snohomish County?
5. What is the unemployment rate?
6. What is the minority and racial makeup of Snohomish County?

Show All Answers

1. What do I need to schedule an inspection?
2. Who is my inspector and what time will he be here to conduct my inspection?
3. What inspections do I need before I can get my final inspection?
4. What documentation is typically required at the job site?
5. How do I get an Electrical Inspection in Unincorporated Snohomish County?
6. What is the deadline for requesting an inspection?
7. How do I schedule a re-inspection?
8. When do I get my Certificate of Occupancy?
9. Do I need to be there when the inspector comes?
10. If I contract with a builder to construct my home, who is responsible to call for inspections?
11. What if there are "corrections"?
12. Am I penalized for re-inspections after correction notices are issued?
13. I was notified that my permit will expire, what do I do?
14. How do I renew my permit?
15. How do I know if I live in unincorporated Snohomish County?
16. Do I need a permit to remove hazardous trees?

Show All Answers

1. What will PDS do about my complaint?
2. Once my complaint is received, how long does the enforcement process take?
3. What is junk and/or a junkyard?
4. How many travel trailers and/or recreational vehicles can be stored on a lot?

Show All Answers

1. How can I get more information on a particular development?
2. How can I become a Party of Record?
3. Who qualifies as a Party of Record?
4. What is the comment and/or the appeal period for a Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) determination?
5. I would like to attend a hearing but require ADA accommodations; do you have the proper facilities?

Show All Answers

1. How do I count square footage for a sign?
2. How do I know how much signage is allowed?
3. How do I know what zone my property is in?
4. How do I know which section of the code applies?
5. What are the rules for signs for home occupations?
6. What section of the Snohomish County Code deals with signs?
7. What is a billboard?
8. What is the difference between Identification and Advertising?
9. What is the height limit for a sign?
10. What is the setback for a sign?
11. What particular uses are addressed?

Show All Answers

1. What is a Short Subdivision?
2. Do I need to get the County's approval for a Short Subdivision?
3. Can I divide my property into more than 4 rural lots or into more than 9 urban lots?
4. What is the short subdivision approval process?
5. What steps are involved in the Short Subdivision process?
6. How long does the process take?

Show All Answers

1. What is a Unified Development Code?
2. Why is it being updated?
3. What does the update encompass?
4. Who is involved?
5. How can the public participate?
6. What will be the end result of the Unified Development Code (UDC) update?

Show All Answers

1. How does the county get involved in annexations?
2. What is the Boundary Review Board?
3. What does “invoking jurisdiction” mean?
4. Who do I contact about wanting to annex?

Show All Answers

1. How can the public participate?
2. What does the Update encompass?
3. Who is involved?
4. What is a Unified Development Code?
5. Why is it being updated?
6. What will be the end result of the UDC Update?

Show All Answers

1. Are All Appurtenances Exempt?
2. Do I Need a Shoreline Permit for a Single-Family Residential Development?
3. Do shoreline permits go to the Hearing Examiner for review?
4. How do I Know What Shoreline Environment Applies to my Project?
5. Is Grading a Development Activity?
6. Is There More Than One Type of Shoreline Permit?
7. What is an Appurtenance?
8. What is an Associated Wetland?
9. What is an HPA?
10. What is a Shoreline Conditional Use?
11. What is a Shoreline Substantial Development?
12. What is a Shoreline Variance?
13. When is a Project Exempt From Obtaining a Shoreline Permit?
14. What is a Shoreline Environment Designation?
15. What is OHWM?
16. What is Shoreline Jurisdiction?
17. What Projects Need a Shoreline Permit?
18. What Shoreline Permits are Reviewed by the Hearing Examiner?

Show All Answers

1. Do I need an access (driveway) permit?
2. Do I need a permit to install a private water line or private sewer effluent line across or along a county road?
3. How do I submit commercial general liability insurance documentation to Snohomish County for my work in the right-of-way for my land development project?
4. How much will my right-of-way use permit cost?
5. What if property ownership changes during my land development activity?
6. What is a trail permit?

Show All Answers

1. What is a Basic Plan?
2. What methods of payment are accepted for permits?
3. What permits are available online at www.Mybuildingpermit.com?

Show All Answers

1. What is eFile?
2. Why sign up for eFile?
3. When can I file?
4. How does it work?
5. How do I sign up?
6. Is there a deadline to sign up for eFile?

Show All Answers

1. What is my zoning?
2. My property is zoned "R-5" - what does that mean?
3. What are my setback requirements?
4. What can I do with my property?
5. Who owns the property across the street?
6. How do I get a copy of a plat map (subdivision map)?
7. What is my neighbor building?
8. Where do I get information on drain fields, septic systems, and wells?
9. I would like to view a project file, where are they located?
10. What if I still have questions?

Show All Answers

1. Are all appurtenances exempt?
2. What projects need a shoreline permit?
3. Do I need a shoreline permit for a single-family residential development?
4. Do shoreline permits go to the Hearing Examiner for review?
5. How do I know what shoreline environment applies to my project?
6. Is there more than one type of shoreline permit?
7. Is grading a development activity?
8. What is an appurtenance?
9. What is an associated wetland?
10. What is an HPA?
11. What is OHWM?
12. What is a Shoreline Substantial Development?
13. What is a Shoreline Conditional Use?
14. What is a Shoreline Variance?
15. What is Shoreline Jurisdiction?
16. What is a shoreline environment designation?
17. What shoreline permits are reviewed by the hearing examiner?
18. When is a project exempt from obtaining a shoreline permit?

Show All Answers

1. Are all public records available for inspection?
2. Are there any fees associated with a Public Records Request?
3. Are there any special considerations that I need to be aware of?
4. How can I make a Public Records Request?
5. What happens next?
6. What if my request is denied?
7. What kinds of records are available at PDS?

Show All Answers

1. How much does the plan cost?
2. Does everyone in my family need an individual card?
3. Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet’s medications?
4. I just received my card; can I use it right away?
5. I’ve lost my card, how can I get a replacement?
6. Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products and non-prescription medications?
7. How is this prescription discount program different from traditional prescription insurance?
8. Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?
9. Which pharmacies accept the card?
10. How much will I save?
11. Will I always receive the lowest price?
12. Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?
13. Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?
14. The brochure says I can save an average of 20% on my prescription medication; will I save 20% on all my medications?
15. What is specialty pharmacy and what kinds of services do they offer?
16. What drugs are offered through specialty pharmacy?
17. What is mail service?

Show All Answers

1. I have been a victim of identity theft, what do I do?
2. I need child support. Can you help me?
3. I want a divorce, I want to sue someone, or I want to adopt a child. Can the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office help me?
4. Does the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office provide copies of police reports?
5. Can I talk to the elected Prosecuting Attorney? I think that's the person who is working on my case.
6. Where do I report for jury duty?
7. Where can I get free or low cost legal advice?
8. I reported an incident to the County Sheriff's Office and they told me it was a civil problem. Who do I contact to resolve the issue?
9. Will you enforce a parenting plan that my ex-husband is violating since it was entered in your County Superior Court?
10. How do I post bail for someone?
11. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
12. Can you tell me what my son / daughter was arrested for?
13. I’m a property owner, where should I go for information about evicting my tenants?
14. My landlord is threatening to evict me, what can I do?
15. I bought a used car and it doesn’t work right, now what?
16. How do I get my driving license back after a suspension?
17. What if I have a question which is not answered here?

Show All Answers

1. How do I get a restraining order?
2. I want a protection order to keep my husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, or other person away from me. Will the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office do this for me?
3. How do I find out if an offender has been released from jail or prison?
4. I feel that a crime has been committed. How do I press charges? Can I report a crime directly to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office?
5. What is my court date?
6. I am a victim in a criminal case and I want to drop the charges. Can I do that?
7. I was the victim of a crime. Can I get money for what I have lost?
8. I was the victim of a crime, and the defendant was ordered to pay restitution to me. Since then, I have more medical and counseling bills. Will the defendant pay for those too?
9. Why am I not getting my restitution check?
10. How do I collect restitution when I know the defendant is working but isn’t paying?
11. I was the victim of a crime. Can you tell me the name of the defendant and the defendant's next court date?
12. What is the status of my case?
13. Do you have a witness protection program?
14. What kind of counseling services do you provide?
15. Is the prosecutor my attorney?

Show All Answers

1. Why am I a witness? I didn't see the crime occur.
2. Where do I park as a witness in a criminal case?
3. As a witness, do I have to talk in front of the defendant in court?
4. Who will be with me in court?
5. How long will I be at court as a witness?
6. What do I do if I can't attend court as a witness on the date stated in the subpoena?
7. Does the county reimburse me for wages lost when I am a witness?

Show All Answers

1. I have a complaint about my attorney. Who do I contact?
2. Is there a warrant out for me?
3. Can I get my warrant quashed?
4. Who is my attorney?
5. What happens at arraignment?
6. Can I just pay my fine(s) and not have a court date?
7. How do I take a conviction or adjudication off of my record?
8. What is going on with my case?

Show All Answers

1. How do I quash my Bench Warrant issued in my child support case?
2. My Attorney has not called me back, can I talk to the Prosecutor?
3. The Non-Custodial parent is not paying child support, can the Prosecutor help me?
4. The Custodial Parent (or Custodian) is not letting me see my child, can the Prosecutor help me?
5. Where do I make my child support payments?

Show All Answers

1. I am the spouse or parent of a party, can I speak with the Legal Assistant or Attorney handling the case for my spouse or child?
2. Can I make my child support payment at your office?
3. What if I need an interpreter?
4. How do I get Custody? How do I get a parenting plan?
5. The mother/father is not letting me see my child, what do I do?
6. How can I get a child support order against the other parent?
7. Can one parent just relinquish their parental rights?
8. Links to other local resources for family law cases
9. I need court Forms

Show All Answers

1. How long does it take to get my child support order modified?
2. How is child support calculated?
3. What if the other party does not provide any financial documents or participate?
4. How can I keep my home address confidential from the other party?

Show All Answers

1. Can we fill out a Paternity Acknowledgment instead of setting up an appointment?
2. Why do they need the mother's DNA sample?
3. Am I supposed to show up at the hearings? Which ones?
4. Why do you need my husband/ex-husband's info?
5. How long is the appointment?
6. How long does it take to establish paternity?
7. We already know who the dad is. Do I (we) still need to come in?

Show All Answers

1. What type of case should be served on the Prosecuting Attorney's Office?
2. How to notify/serve the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
3. If the Prosecutor's Office is served with documents do they always get involved?
4. What does it mean, "the State has an interest in this case?"

Show All Answers

1. Where Can I Go For Help?
2. What are the different types of protection orders I can get from the County Clerk’s Office?
3. Who Can Be Protected?
4. What Will Happen?
5. What can an Order For Protection do?
6. What an Order of Protection cannot do:
7. Why is an Order for Protection Important?
8. How Can I Renew My Protection Order?
9. What Will It Cost?

Show All Answers

1. Where can I take my trash and recyclables and what are the fees?
2. How can I learn more about noxious weeds?
3. Whom do I contact about a drainage problem?

Show All Answers

1. How can local community groups, schools, or neighborhoods get involved with this program?
2. Who can I talk to if I have a suggestion for a pathway improvement?
3. How much will this cost me?
4. What criteria are you using to decide which pathways should be built or improved?
5. How many projects will you be able to build in a year?
6. When will construction begin near my school?

Show All Answers

1. How can I report a malfunctioning traffic signal?
2. How can I report a stop sign that's down or missing?
3. How can I report a street sign that's down or missing?
4. How can I find out which county roads are closed?
5. Can I view a list of roads currently under construction?
6. How can I get a speed bump or traffic sign installed in my neighborhood?
7. How can I get a pothole repaired?
8. How do I find out which county roads will be resurfaced this year?
9. How do I file a claim for a rock chip?
10. How do I apply for a road right-of-way vacation?
11. How do I get permission for a temporary road / lane / shoulder closure?
12. How do I report a right-of-way code violation?

Show All Answers

1. Whom do I contact about a drainage problem?
2. Whom do I contact about a water pollution problem?
3. What are Surface Water service charges and what are they used for?
4. When were the Surface Water Management service charges approved?
5. Who pays Snohomish County service charges?
6. How much is the service charge?
7. Are discounts to the service charge available?
8. How do I request an appeal, refund, or get more information?

Show All Answers

1. What are flood insurance rate maps?
2. How can I find out if my property is in a special flood hazard area (SFHA)?
3. Are flood maps available online?
4. What other information might be available on the flood hazard for my property?
5. How are flood zone designations assigned?
6. Do flood designations change?
7. What other information is important to understand my property's flood risk?

Show All Answers

1. Can I buy flood insurance just before a flood?
2. How do I obtain a flood insurance policy?
3. What does it cover?
4. What does it cost?
5. Who needs flood insurance?
6. Why is it needed?

Show All Answers

1. Who needs flood insurance?

Show All Answers

1. What is the Smith Island Restoration Project? Can you tell me more?
2. Who's doing this?
3. Why are you doing this?
4. How will this benefit salmon?
5. How will I benefit from the project?
6. When will you start?
7. So what exactly does it mean to breach a dike? Is it dangerous?
8. What happens to river levels once the old dike is breached and the new dike is built?
9. Should adjacent property owners be worried? Do they know what’s happening?
10. What about flooding? Won’t this increase the chance for flooding on their property?
11. I heard this has always been farmland. How can you call it a “restoration” project? Aren’t you just destroying farmland?
12. How can you say you’re protecting farmland if you’re flooding it all?
13. Who owns the land?
14. What's the cost?
15. That's a lot of money. Is it really worth it?
16. I hear it will only save eight adult fish. That doesn’t seem worth it.
17. Can’t you do this somewhere else? The impacts seem too large.
18. I’ve heard the soil is contaminated with arsenic. Won’t this project release dangerous contaminants into the water? Won’t that kill the fish or endanger my health?
19. What about the Puget Sound Energy pipeline? Is there the chance of explosion or a damaged pipe?
20. OK, you’re going to flood a lot of land. As plants and trees decay, won’t that smell?
21. But what about heat, won’t the water be too hot for fish?
22. How can I learn more about the project?

Show All Answers

1. I got a document in the mail that says "Reconveyance" on it. What is it?
2. Where do I obtain a form for recording purposes?
3. What are the fees for recording?
4. How do I remove or add a name from my property?
5. How do I remove a decedent’s name from my deed?
6. How do I change the ownership of a piece of property?
7. How do I remove an erroneous lien from my property?
8. How do I know what liens are on a piece of property?
9. How do I do a title search?
10. Can you tell me who the owner of a piece of property is by parcel number or street address?
11. How do I get the dimensions for my property?
12. How do I get a copy of my deed?
13. How can I find out about a house for sale (foreclosure)?
14. What happens to my document when it is presented for recording?

Show All Answers

1. Why did the offender get so little time?
2. Why is the offender living in my neighborhood?
3. When is the sheriff’s office going to move the offender out of my neighborhood?
4. How often do sex offenders really re-offend?
5. Are you going to tell us if the offender moves out of this neighborhood, so we don’t have to worry anymore?
6. What do I tell my children about this offender?
7. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my neighborhood, what should I do differently to protect myself and my family?
8. Why do some offenders not have conditions?
9. How can I get information on other offenders?

Show All Answers

1. Get a concealed pistol license?
2. Request a copy of a police report?
3. File an on-line crime report?
4. Find out if someone is in jail?
5. File an animal-related complaint?
6. Report a traffic complaint?
7. Find out where to go target shooting?
8. Report a junk or abandoned vehicle?
9. File a noise complaint?
10. Discharge fireworks legally in Snohomish County?
11. Get my fingerprints taken?
12. Become a Sheriff’s deputy?
13. Report information I have about a case or investigation?
14. Start a Neighborhood Watch program?
15. Find out if I have a warrant?
16. Report identity theft?
17. Serve legal documents?
18. Serve an eviction?
19. Request the return of evidence or property?
20. Report a non-emergency?

Show All Answers

1. When can I get my property back?
2. Who decides when I can get my property?
3. When do you auction unclaimed items?
4. My child's bike was stolen, can I come to evidence control to see if I can find it?

Show All Answers

1. What are Countywide Planning Policies?
2. Why were county-wide planning policies (CPPs) updated in 2011?
3. Who is responsible for updating Snohomish County’s county-wide planning policies (CPPs)?
4. How are county-wide planning policies (CPPs) used?
5. What policies are required in county-wide planning policies (CPPs)?
6. Why are county-wide planning policies (CPPs) important to citizens?
7. What major changes occurred in the update?
8. How do I get more information?

Show All Answers

1. Must all requests be granted?
2. What accommodations may be requested?
3. What information does the court need?
4. When should the form be filed?
5. Who gets this information?
6. Who may receive an accommodation?

Show All Answers

1. How can I report a name change and address change?
2. Who must pay personal property tax?
3. Is there a way to waive interest and penalty on delinquent taxes?
4. How does the treasurer deal with mortgage company or tax service relationships?
5. Who is subject to paying Interest and Penalty?
6. How can I get more information on tax law?
7. Does filing a satisfaction of mortgage with the county auditor change the name and address on my tax statement?
8. Can anyone see my tax account records?
9. Where do my taxes go?
10. How are taxes distributed in my area?
11. Do mailed payments have to be in the Treasurer's Office on the due date?
12. What is the due date for postmarks?
13. Can I pay multiple tax accounts with one check, or use multiple checks for one account?
14. Can current year's taxes be paid without paying delinquent taxes?
15. How can I pay my taxes?
16. What are the Treasurer Office Hours?
17. What are the Excise Tax Division Office Hours?

Show All Answers

1. Can I still vote in person?
2. How do I complete the registration form?
3. How will I receive my ballot and other election mailings?
4. I don’t have a traditional home address, can I still register to vote?
5. What address should I use?
6. What is general delivery and how do I use it?

Show All Answers

1. Who can register to vote?
2. Where can I register?
3. When can I register?
4. What if I change my name (signature) or move?
5. How do I get a mail in ballot?
6. How do I get a ballot mailed to a different address?
7. Who can I vote for?
8. How do I find candidate information? (Local Voters' Pamphlet)
9. How do I return my ballot?
10. Has the Auditor's Office received my ballot?