Start at the County Assessor's website. Enter the Address Number and Street Name. This website allows you to query and obtain information such as tax payer of record, property owner, legal description, parcel size, data related to structures on the parcel and other interactive maps.
The Interactive Snohomish County Online Property Information (SCOPI) enables the retrieval of a significant amount of property information by simply clicking on a map.
The property information search is a tool that allows the user to query property information by entering a parcel number or physical street address.
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The interactive zoning map allows you to determine the zoning designation of your property. Please read the instructions carefully. Enter your 14-digit property tax account number at the "Find Parcel ID" field. Click on go after you have entered your account number. You will be able to view the current zoning designation and comprehensive plan designation. The map will show if your property is within a flood hazard area and/or contains a stream / water body. You are also able to view and print aerial photos of your property.
If your property is within a city limit (not in unincorporated Snohomish County), you will not be able to retrieve the zoning designation. Your parcel will appear in gray with no accompanying information. Please contact the city with jurisdiction.
Snohomish County Code, Title 30 Table 30.21.020, provides a list of all zoning designations in unincorporated Snohomish County. Section 30.21.025 describes the intent of each zone. See question number 3 and 4 to obtain more information about lot sizes, setbacks, and allowable uses for each zoning designation.
All plats are recorded with the county Auditor’s Office. Search for Recorded Documents is where you enter the name of the plat (subdivision) under General "Name" field. On Document Type, you may select "PLAT."
You will discover that there are numerous Document Types recorded by the Auditor. If you know the Recording No., that field is also available for you to enter the data for a quicker result.
You can search for recorded documents associated with your property by entering your property tax account number (Parcel ID) in the related search field. You will most likely pull up and view deeds and other banking documents. Some other examples of documents recorded are maps and easements.
A Critical Area Site Plan (CASP) shows critical areas (e.g. wetlands and streams). Planning and development services (PDS) required recordation of CASPs as of April, 1995. You may download these maps when available and print them out yourself. The alternative would be to request copies from the Auditor’s Office or PDS in person and photocopy costs will be collected.
The Snohomish County Health Department has as-built records of approved drain field / septic systems.
Environmental Health Division
Water and Wastewater Section