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Snohomish County Animal Control Officers respond to the following complaints associated with dogs, cats and livestock.
If you reside in unincorporated Snohomish County, you may file a complaint regarding the following issues here. For complaints regarding barking dogs, please click here.
Call 911 anytime there is a life-threatening emergency in progress (i.e. livestock in the roadway, injured animal, dog attack in progress, animal left in hot vehicle). If the complaint is not in progress or life threatening, please complete the online animal complaint form or you may call Snohomish County Animal Services at 425-388-3440 Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Calls received after business hours, on weekends or holidays will be returned on the next business day.
For barking dog or other animal noise complaints click here. For all other complaints you may file an on-line complaint or call Snohomish County Animal Services at 425-388-3440 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Calls received after business hours, on weekends or holidays will be returned the next business day.
No. Your name and contact information is needed to complete a thorough investigation into the complaint. Under the Public Records Act chapter 42.56 RCW, the information provided on a complaint investigation request form is subject to public disclosure. However, information revealing the identify of persons who are witnesses to crimes or who file complaints with investigative agencies may be withheld from disclosure if you as complainant indicate a preference not to reveal your identifying information. The preference you indicate on the complaint form shall govern whether such identifying information will be disclosed or withheld in response to requests for public records.
Please note, if your case is filed in court you name must be disclosed if you are a witness in the case.
Animal Services may need to contact you regarding your complaint.
Public record requests may be made here.
Yes. The leash law (SCC 9.14.030) requires any dog off the property of its owner be under the control of a responsible individual.
No. However, parks, recreational areas and dog leash parks may have their own scoop requirements and we encourage you to be a responsible pet owner by picking up after your pets.
Please call 911.
All dogs and cats, including indoor only and pets confined to fenced yards, that are six months of age or older residing in unincorporated Snohomish County must be licensed. You can license you pet here. If you live within city or town limits, please contact your city hall or town hall for pet licensing requirements.
Pet license fees can be found here.
Click here and follow the instructions on the page. Once you choose your property by clicking on the "Parcel Number," look under "Distribution of Current Taxes." If you live inside the city limits, the city where you reside will be listed there and you need to contact your city of residence for licensing requirements. If there is no city listed, you live in unincorporated Snohomish County and can license your pet here.
Please visit our kennel and animal businesses page for details on what licenses are required.
Please call 425-388-3440 or email [email protected] and we will update your records for you.
Animals are taken to the Everett Animal Shelter.
If you have lost or found livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs) in unincorporated Snohomish County, contact Animal Services at 425-388-3440, Option 9 or email [email protected].
If the animal is on a road in unincorporated Snohomish County, please call Snohomish County Public Works Road Maintenance at 425-388-7500.
Please contact the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife at 425-775-1311 for wildlife related issues or questions.
For example, let's say a portion of your tax bill is for a city:
Yes. The average 2018 tax rate in Snohomish County is about $11.55 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Rates vary from area to area and from year to year, but multiplying the number of thousands of dollars of price or cost by $11.55 will provide a rough estimate of taxes. Tax rates ranged from a low of $8.0648 to a high of $14.5332 depending on where you live in the county.
View the national governments chart regarding property taxes.
View the Levy Limits & Taxing Districts page for more information.
"Taxing district" means the state and any county, city, town, port district, school district, road district, metropolitan park district, regional transit authority, water-sewer district, or other municipal corporation, now or hereafter existing, having the power or authorized by law to impose burdens upon property within the district in proportion to the value thereof, for the purpose of obtaining revenue for public purposes, as distinguished from municipal corporations authorized to impose burdens, or for which burdens may be imposed, for such purposes, upon property in proportion to the benefits accruing thereto.
Fire District page
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Snohomish County updates all taxable real and personal property assessed values annually as of January 1 of each year. The Official Notice Of Assessed Value will be mailed for most properties in June of that year and the property value will be taxed in the following year. The dates are set by state law and apply whether property values are decreasing and increasing.
For example, Properties are assessed as of January 1, 2018. The 2018 Official Notice Of Assessed Value are then mailed in June 2018. The values in the June 2018 notice are used to calculate property taxes owed in 2019.
Note: Market sales, assessed value history, and tax history are available on our website.
Taxable personal property includes (but is not limited to): office machinery, and equipment as well as supplies, and materials which are not held for sale or do not become an ingredient or component of an article being produced for sale. Also assessable as personal property are: furniture, fixtures and equipment in commercial use; leased equipment, certain leasehold improvements, manufacturing machinery, and equipment; agricultural machinery and equipment, contractor's, sawmill and logging machinery, and equipment.
Your share of the tax is determined by a simple formula:
Information on how much you will pay in property taxes won’t be available until the taxing districts adopt their budgets at the end of the year and any voter approved taxes are added or dropped in 2017. In early 2018 levy rates will be calculated and tax statements will be available. New tax amounts are usually available from the County Treasurer’s office in February of each year. Please visit us at: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/AssessorAnnualReports for detailed information regarding tax rates and distributions.
Last year, 12 of 13 ballot measures were approved by voters. Your assessed value determines your share of the taxes to be collected which are: voter approved taxes, typically for 39% to 44% of your tax bill and / or the amount levied each year by each individual taxing district allowed by law without going to a vote of the people.
Sales that occur in 2017 will be used to set the January 1st, 2018 assessments which will be used to calculate taxes due in 2019. Washington State law requires assessors to assess property according to the property tax calendar. This law applies whether the real estate market is increasing or decreasing. The following calendar of events helps explain this lag:
New assessment notices will be mailed in June & Sept. 2018 after revaluation & new construction are complete.
After notices are mailed, property owners have 60 days to appeal their value with the Board of Equalization.
Taxing districts receive their certified assessed values in October or November and set their budgets in November 2018 for taxes due in 2019. They may or may not also ask voters to approve ballot measures in 2018 that will affect taxes due in 2019.
Levies are calculated in January 2019 using the January 1st 2018 certified assessed values for revaluation and the July 31st, 2018 certified values for new construction. Tax statements will be mailed by the Treasurer in February 2019 for taxes due in April and October 2019.
Worksheets and instructions may be obtained from either the Courthouse Facilitators Office in Room C-125 or the Snohomish County Law Library both of which are located on the first floor of the County Courthouse Building.
The Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court is located in Room M206 in the County Courthouse at:3000 Rockefeller AveEverett, WA 98201and a satellite office, for juvenile matters only, is located at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center:2801 10th StreetEverett, WA, 98201
The main office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
The hours for the Denney Juvenile Justice Center Clerk's Office are 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. closed from noon-12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
Clerk's staff are precluded by law from providing any type of legal advice or guidance. Information regarding domestic proceedings is available, by appointment only, from the Courthouse Facilitators in Room C-125 of the County Courthouse.
Most litigants find they can fill out the paperwork by following the directions provided in the forms packet. Clerk's staff can only provide assistance in the very limited area of Petitions for Protection Orders and reviewing Domestic Relations forms for completeness and compliance with court rules and statutes through the Courthouse Facilitators.
All New Case Filings or Judgments received after 12 p.m. April 27, 2016 are expected to be posted to this page May 2, 2016. The new data will be in the form of a PDF report/document, one for each report.
Data for new case reports are available on this site from March 2005 through 12 p.m., April 27, 2016 and data for the Judgment Audit Reports are available on this site from January 2005 through 12 p.m., April 27, 2016.
All New Case Filings or Judgments received after 12 p.m. April 27, 2016 are expected to be posted to this page May 2, 2016. The new data will be in the form of a PDF report/document, one for each report.
Truck drivers should only be reported if they spend the majority of their shift (4 or more hours) on the project site. You do not track how many hours a driver was on or off site, simply report all hours for drivers that spend most of their time on site and exclude all hours for truck drivers that spend most of their time off site (on their way to/from the job). You will only report hours for employees working on the project site. The owner/operator would not be included. Any employees receiving an hourly wage would be included.
You cannot use a program that is not State-Approved toward meeting the 15%. You’ll need to utilize an existing State-Approved program or other contractors on the job will need to make up for the shortfall in utilization caused by you not using a State-Approved program.
The plan is a tool for both the Contractor and the Project Manager that shows how and when the Contractor intends to meet the 15% apprentice utilization. The plan should be based on the total hours and apprentice hours the Contractor and any subcontractors expect to achieve.
The County is looking for a plan that is realistic and can be used to determine if the Contractor is on track to meet the 15% apprentice utilization.
The Contractor is responsible for updating the plan as changes occur that would affect the Contractor’s ability to meet the requirement and communicating this information to the Project Manager. The Contractor should compare the plan periodically to the monthly statements to determine if the apprentice utilization is on track to meet the project’s established 15%. For projects with a short number of days for project completion, the Contractor should monitor the plan to actual labor hours more frequently.
The Contractor shall provide the County with the Apprentice Utilization Plan at the pre-construction meeting.
First, review your work plan to determine if there are any areas where you or your subs have the ability to increase the utilization of apprentices or other areas in which apprentices can be employed. If there are not, you will need to collect documentation demonstrating that you made a good faith effort to meet the requirement. If you cannot meet the 15% apprentice utilization or demonstrate that you made a good faith effort to meet the 15% you are not in compliance with the contract.
SCC 3.05.070 states: “Failure by a contractor to comply with established apprenticeship requirements, unless otherwise waived or excused in writing by the executive pursuant to SCC 3.05.040, shall be deemed a breach of contract for which the county shall be entitled to all remedies allowed by law and under the contract. Failure to comply with the apprenticeship requirements may also be considered evidence bearing on a contractor’s qualification for award of future contracts with the county.”
If you have questions about a particular situation you encounter, contact your Project Manager for guidance as soon as the situation arises.
This documentation could be in the form of: 1. Letters or e-mail correspondence from apprenticeship programs or contractors 2. Documents showing you or your subcontractors participate in State-Approved Apprenticeship Programs 3. Lists or L&I ARTS printouts showing the availability or lack of State-Approved Apprenticeship Programs 4. Agreements, contracts or subcontracts 5. Photographs 6. Payrolls, timecards and schedules 7. Spreadsheets or data from company systems 8. Logs of phone calls with names, dates and outcomes
It is not the intent of the County to require the County’s 15% apprentice utilization if there is also a Federal requirement. If a conflicting Federal requirement such as TERO, Federal Training or DBE goals affected your ability to utilize apprentices, this will be accepted as long as it is determined that conflicting requirements (or other acceptable efforts) are attributable for the entire shortfall in apprentice hours and provided that you met the Federal requirement.
The intent of the 15% apprentice utilization is not for contractors to lay off their apprentice workers as soon as they journey out. If you have a small workforce and no hiring opportunity exists, this will be accepted as long as it is determined that this accounts for the entire shortfall in apprentice hours. You’ll need to demonstrate through documentation that your company has a history of hiring apprentices from State-Approved Apprenticeship Programs or enrolled your unskilled new-hires in these programs. You should also document any apprentices retained by your company and provide information about your project workforce and company workforce, such as how long your workers have been employed, if they were hired as journeymen or apprentices, and whether or not they graduated from State-Approved programs.
Other unique situations may come up. If you have questions about a particular situation you encounter, contact your Project Manager for guidance as soon as the situation arises.
The following examples do not meet the requirement:
- Falling short of the requirement due to subcontractors not using apprentices.
- Not using a State-Approved Apprenticeship Program
. . .while you are trying to get your own program approved by the WSATC
. . .due to cost.
. . .because you are an out-of-state contractor
- Not replacing an apprentice that quit or was fired.
- Not using enough apprentices because certain work is too dangerous or the apprentices do not have the appropriate skills.
There are circumstances where a level of experience that workers must have to perform certain types of work is specified. In these cases, track the hours where experienced workers must be used and the Project Manager will subtract them from the total journeymen hours to see if the requirement was met without them.
There are State-approved non-union apprenticeship programs. They can be found at the Labor and Industries web address cited above. A resource list is provided at the end of this handout.
Non-union contractors can also use union apprenticeship programs to train their employees. You do not have to sign a union agreement to utilize a union program and state law prohibits programs from asking you to join the union. State approved programs can be utilized as a Training Agent. If you are asked to join the union or told you must do so to utilize the program, please contact your regional L&I Apprenticeship Coordinator.
A list is available at:www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/About/AppCoordinators
The situation(s) documented qualify as a GFE (meets the intent of the contract requirement and the spirit of the law)
The entire shortfall in apprentice participation can be attributed to the situations documented in your GFE.
Your submittal will be evaluated based on your attempts to utilize apprentice labor. The Project Manager will also evaluate the situation/s documented to determine if what you have documented is solely responsible for the entire shortfall in apprentice hours.
The Project Manager will submit the request with a recommendation to the Purchasing Department for final review and determination. The final determination will be issued in writing.
“Failure by a contractor to comply with established apprenticeship requirements, unless otherwise waived or excused in writing by the executive pursuant to SCC 3.05.040, shall be deemed a breach of contract for which the county shall be entitled to all remedies allowed by law and under the contract. Failure to comply with the apprenticeship requirements may also be considered evidence bearing on a contractor’s qualification for award of future contracts with the county.”
Failure to meet the requirement can result in debarment from County contract work for a period of time.
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Snohomish County contact:
Erik Sackstein: phone 206-835-1040, email [email protected]
Other Snohomish County Apprentice resources:
Laborers Union . . . (360) 420-2034Laborers International . . . (425) 879-1690NW Laborers . . . (206) 550-7116Sheet Metal Workers #66 . . . . (425)922-3381IBEW #91 . . . (425) 923-7742CITC . . . (425) 285-2324
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries link:Program Websites
There are other right-to-farm type provisions regarding notice to buyers of property adjacent to farmlands, required by RCW 36.70A.060, that can be found in SCC 30.32B.210. There are other state laws on nuisances which are related, but not in our code.
Supplemental information / definitions from Snohomish County Code:
Farm kitchen: “..a room or area on a farm site used, intended to be used, or designated to be used for the cooking or preparation of food for distribution, sale, and consumption of agricultural products at least a portion of which are produced or grown on the farm site, or within Snohomish County or the Puget Sound Fresh region, provided it contains any two of the following: a kitchen-type sink, refrigerator, range, or 220 H2 outlet.[ SCC 30.91K.055 Added Amended Ordinance 04-074, July 28, 2004, Effective date Aug. 23, 2004]
Food establishment: “Food establishment” means any restaurant, drinking place, grocery, food, meat and seafood market, and itinerant food handling establishments as hereinafter defined. Food establishment shall not be construed to mean those establishments or vendors which sell or deliver only packaged foods which are not removed from their original containers from the time of processing and packing in an approved plant until reaching the ultimate consumer. Foods sold or delivered by the establishments and vendors shall be kept in clean containers or cabinets so constructed as to prevent contamination by dust and insects. Foods which are perishable or which will support the growth of organisms which will produce illness or disease shall be kept at a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less. [SCC 7.12.010 (1)]
(a) At least one person residing in each farm worker dwelling unit shall be employed full-time in the farm operation.
(b) An agricultural farm worker dwelling unit affidavit must be signed and recorded with the county attesting to the need for such dwellings to continue the farm operation.
(c) The number of farm worker dwellings shall be limited to one per each 40 acres under single contiguous ownership to a maximum of six total dwellings, with 40 acres being required to construct the first accessory dwelling unit. Construction of the maximum number of dwelling units permitted shall be interpreted as exhausting all residential potential of the land until such time as the property is legally subdivided.
(d) All farm worker dwellings must be clustered on the farm within a 10-acre farmstead which includes the main dwelling. The farmstead’s boundaries shall be designated with a legal description by the property owner with the intent of allowing maximum flexibility while minimizing interference with productive farm operation. Farm worker dwellings may be located other than as provided for in this subsection only if environmental or physical constraints preclude meeting these conditions.
If your building falls in this category, it is not considered a “substantial development” therefore does NOT requiring a Shoreline permit. (SCC 30.44.110)
Note: Conditional Uses are land uses that must undergo a special review and permitting process to ensure compatibility with surrounding allowable agricultural uses before they are allowed to occur. Conditional Use permit decisions are determined by the hearing examiner after a public hearing.
If you need a Certificate of Occupancy and your property is in a Flood Hazard area, there may be additional requirements. Please contact Roxanne Justice, Agriculture Planner, at 425-388-3411, ext. 2240.
Additional County vector data may be shared in a file geodatabase format. The file geodatabase was developed by Esri and is a collection of various types of GIS datasets (feature classes) held in a file system folder.
Most downloadable maps on Snohomish County's website are provided in the Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF) and can be viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader or other .PDF viewer. Most .PDF viewers and Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free online.
More than 75% of all local government data has a geographic reference. Some examples are: land parcels, survey control points, road improvement and traffic data, public facilities and improvements, utilities, drainage features, political boundaries, planning and zoning designations, police and fire service areas, economic and demographic data, environmental conditions, land development projects and business locations, and street address information.
These features are kept in data "layers" and can be linked to information in public agency and department databases. This makes it possible to provide convenient access to public information and services from a personal computer (PC).
Some information about businesses, individuals, or public health and safety services is protected from disclosure by state law or by contractual agreement. Protected information will not be distributed.
Current information, please go to the Guardian Ad Litem informational
A job coach is a professionally trained vocational counselor who is skilled in on-the-job training for people with developmental disabilities as well as workplace support strategies. The job coach is at no cost to employer and is available to provide:
The job coach will continue with regularly-scheduled visits with the department and your supported employee to assure that everyone is pleased with the situation. The goal is to have the job coach fade when the supported employee has learned the position and found natural supports from other coworkers.The job coach remains a resource to you and your employee for the length of your supported employee's employment. This means that if tasks ever change or new coworkers or supervisors need training or if something arises, then the job coach is your resource.
There are many ways to be involved in Reclaiming Futures - joining our Change Team, mentoring our youth, and providing resources to youth and their families. Please contact Mike Irons, Program Manager for Probation, for more information.
The fee for a marriage license is $68.00. Cash, money orders, cashier's check, or Master card / Visa credit cards are accepted.
Snohomish County fees: $ 8.00 General Fund $ 8.00 Family Court $ 6.00 Historical Records & Programs Preservation Fund $15.00 Family Services Program
State of Washington fees: $10.00 Displaced Homemaker Program $ 5.00 Child Abuse Program $ 4.00 Centennial Records Preservation Program $ 6.00 State Archives $ 6.00 State Heritage Fund
Once you have set-up a NEOGOV account, you can use the same account at any agency that uses NEOGOV for their online application system.
The department that is doing the hiring may also be sending notices (e-mail notices) to you during the process.
You may check the status of your applications(s), update your account, create a new application and view all jobs that you have applied for through Snohomish County.
To view jobs and applications with other agencies, go to www.governmentjobs.com.
Click on Reset Password. On the next page, enter your email address, answer the security question, and click on Reset Password. An email is sent with a link to reset your password. Once you click on the link, you are directed to a page where you can create a new password.
HINT: If you don't want to miss an opportunity sign-up for Job Notifications.
You will start receiving email notifications the next day after a job has been posted in one of your categories.
If you wish to receive email notifications when a job you are interested in becomes available, sign-up on the Snohomish County Job Notifications page.
1 – 3 Employees and/or Individuals
4 – 6 Employees and/or Individuals
7 – 10 Employees and/or Individuals
More than 10 Employees and/or Individuals
Note (1): Pro-rated in whole months if service starts after February 1 Note (2): Company size is total number of employees, and not the number of subscribers
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Basic Plan Process Handout
Online Inspection Request Flyer
Interactive Maps (PDS Map Portal)
Static Maps (PDS iGallery)
Basic Plan Application Form (for Registered Contractors)
Inspection Report Notice and Application
Inspection Report Pre-move Application
Manufactured / Mobile Home Permit Application
Manufactured / Mobile Home Plan Review Specifications
Preapplication Conference Package
Residential Application Packet
White non-Hispanic population growth accounted for 23% of the county's total population growth between 2000 and 2010, while minority population growth accounted for 77%. In particular, most minority population growth was either Hispanic or non-Hispanic Asian population growth, with these two groups representing 33% and 26%, respectively, of Snohomish County's total population growth during this time period.
To schedule an inspection, you will need your permit number (e.g. 17 123456 RK) OR site address of the project AND the name of the inspection you want to schedule. (Located on your inspection record)
Go to www.mybuildingpermit.com and do the following:(1) Click on “Schedule Inspections”; (2) Select “Snohomish County” from the jurisdiction dropdown list, (3) Enter your permit number (e.g. 16 105414 RK) and click SEARCH,(4) Select the inspection by choosing the date (You may schedule your inspection for up to 3 business days in the future) (5) Entering any instructions or information for the inspector, (6) Enter site contact information and submit request.
If the permit number entered cannot be found, verify the permit number and re-enter. If you still cannot find your permit in the search, call 425-388-3311 to speak with a department staff member.
You may go to www.mybuidlingpermit.com and click on:(1) Schedule Inspections, (2) Click Today’s Inspections, (3) Locate your scheduled inspection for your permit.Next to your scheduled inspection is the inspector’s name and cell phone number. The inspector cannot give you an exact time, however, you may call to get an approximate time of arrival.
Inspection Checklists are posted on MyBuildingPermit.com.
1. The permit and inspection record 2. Approved Plans and Engineering 3. Any additional Engineering and/or Geo-Tech Reports 4. Site Plan and/or Plat Map 5. Drainage, Grading and Landscape Plans 6. Special Conditions information 7. Prior correction notices
Snohomish County Planning and Development Services does not administer electrical permits. For design, installation or modification to electrical wiring in unincorporated Snohomish County, contact the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L & I). The website is listed here.
To obtain an inspection for the same day, you must request the inspection prior to 6:00 am.
If an inspector has been out to do an inspection and it was not approved for any reason, you will be required to schedule a re-inspection. There are no separate codes for re-inspections. To schedule a re-inspection, please follow the instruction for scheduling an inspection.
For Residential Permits: The signed final inspection card is your Certificate of Occupancy.
For Commercial Permits: After final inspection approval, the inspector will start the process for the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. Generally, the inspector will deliver the issued Certificate of Occupancy to the site. The Fire Marshal’s Office issues Commercial Certificates of Occupancy. Contact 425-388-3557 for further information.
You do not have to be there when the inspector comes, but you must make provisions to allow for inspector entry (i.e. instructions regarding locked doors, key location, etc.). This information can be communicated through www.mybuildingpermit.com when you schedule your inspection.
In accordance with the provisions of the International Building Code (IBC), the person doing the work is responsible. However, you should check your permit and make sure final approval to occupy has been given, prior to moving in.
You may go to MyBuildingPermit.com and click on: (1) Schedule Inspections, (2) Click Today’s Inspections, (3) Locate your permit number. Check the inspection results. See reverse side for the “Guide to Inspection Results”
If all work has been completed, you may go to MyBuildingPermit.com to schedule a final inspection.If the work cannot be completed by the expiration date, the permit may be granted a one-time (1) only extension for the same period of time as originally issued. Please contact Planning and Development Services for the renewal fee amount at 425-388-3311.
APPROVED: Work is approved, OK to proceed with additional work.
APPROVED WITH CORRECTIONS: Inspection is approved and builder may proceed, but correction will need to be checked again at the next required inspection or as noted. Do not cover or conceal items that need re-inspection.
NOT APPROVED/CORRECTIONS ISSUED: Inspection is not approved, corrections have been issued and work must be checked again prior to additional construction. Do not cover or conceal. This inspection must be scheduled again when corrections have been completed.
PARTIALLY APPROVED: A portion of the inspection or building was approved, but that inspection cannot be signed of due to incomplete work.
NO INSPECTION DONE: The inspector arrived at the site, however, an issue existed that prohibited inspection (e.g. locked gate).
HOLD OVER: Inspector was not able to complete the inspection and it will be automatically scheduled for the following business day.
CONTINUE WORK: Typically for site development projects, where inspections happen progressively until project completion.
STOP WORK: Activity causing violation at the site must stop until corrective measures are taken and permission to proceed is given by PDS.
Central Puget Sound Basin
Life in the Waters of Puget Sound
Below is a summary of the information.
Zone HeightFreeway Service (FS) 35Neighborhood Business (NB) 25Planned Community Business (PCB) 40Community Business (CB) 35General Commercial (GC) 45Industrial Park (IP) 65Business Park (BP) 50Light Industrial (LI) 50Heavy Industrial (HI) 65Rural Business (RB) 35Rural Freeway Service (RFS) 35Rural Industrial (RI) 50
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Monthly public forums will present issues for public discussion and review. Details about the forums as well as special topical workshops will be posted on the website.
Not as part of this study. There is currently a proposed minor expansion adjacent to the UGA (Urban Growth Area) for the North Creek High School that is being considered under the County’s “docket” process. Under the docket, groups or citizens can propose amendments to the County’s Growth Management Comprehensive Plan.
Under existing policy, before any UGA expansion, it needs to be demonstrated that the land capacity of the UGA is insufficient to accommodate the projected future population and employment needs. Also, there needs to have been consideration of alternatives to UGA expansions to accommodate the deficiency of land capacity in the existing UGA. This includes, for example, a review of opportunities for increasing densities within the existing UGA through “up-zoning”.
This study will not be generating this level of detailed analysis. If a UGA expansion is warranted in the future, more rigorous analysis and modeling of alternatives with environmental review under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) will need to be completed. This is the process that the County undertakes with amendments (through updates) to the County’s Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan. Minor adjustments to the Urban Growth Area boundary do occur from time-to-time. More major adjustments are less common.
While there is clearly substantial growth occurring in the unincorporated parts of the Bothell and Mill Creek MUGAs (Municipal Urban Growth Areas), there currently is no area identified in the County where the UGA should be expanded to first, if an expansion is warranted. This study may be used to help inform future discussion on UGA sizing, but will not be providing priority areas nor the level of analysis required for a UGA expansion. We are studying this area because there has been recent interest in expansions of the UGA here, and, given the areas proximity to the job markets in King County, we expect that there will be continued interest, particularly for construction of single family homes.
The proposed study area has many natural and human-made features that constrain growth. This includes Little Bear Creek and its buffers, and a sole-source aquifer. Parts of the study area are existing parks, open space and rights-of-way. For this reason, it is prudent to look at a reasonably large area for the purposes of this high-level study of opportunities and challenges with continuation of existing and changed land use patterns adjacent to the eastern portion of the SWUGA boundary.
No, not at this time. The County is still required to plan for growth in accordance with the Growth Management Act (GMA), and continues to adhere to the adopted Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Regional Growth Strategy, VISON 2040, and the position that the Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) has recently taken on the scoping for PSRC’s VISION 2050.
In recognizing that there is likely to be continued interest in the alignment of the UGA boundary in this area of high growth, the SWUGA Boundary Planning Study is only collecting data and information that will help inform future decisions, and not making recommendations on revisions to the growth strategies.
At this time, there is no plan to do other studies like this for the other UGAs.
The MAAG is a recently-formed “ad hoc” advisory group intended to provide advice to the county on development and planning issues facing the Maltby area. As the scope of the SWUGA Boundary Planning Study is refined, one of the areas that will need to be considered is how the two initiatives can complement each other.
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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.
For large requests, Snohomish County may:Require a deposit of up to 10% of the estimated cost before making copies.Provide copies in installments.Require advance payment before providing further installments.
Payments can be made by cash, check, or money order, made payable to “Snohomish County.”
Call the Public Defenders' Association at 425-339-6300. If you do not have an attorney, you may call the Contempt Prosecutor at 425-388-7280.
You can mail your payments to: Washington State Support Registry PO Box 45868 Olympia, WA 98504-5868 (phone 1-800-442-5437) or in person at: Division of Child Support 840 N Broadway, Bldg B Everett, WA.
You can also pay online or telephone, contact DCS to find out how at www.dshs.wa.gov and click on Child Support, and then How do I Pay my Child Support, or at 1-800-442-5437.
Child support payments are made at the Division of Child Support. You may either make the payment at your local office or mail it to: Washington State Support Registry PO Box 45868 Olympia, WA 98504.
You can also pay online or by telephone. Contact DCS to find out how at www.dshs.wa.gov and click on "Child Support", and then click on "How do I pay my Child Support". You can also contact DCS at 1-800-442-5437.
You can also purchase them on-line
You can also find Washington State Court Forms here
If sending by mail or in person: Family Support DivisionAttn: Disso/Responding Unit Robert Drewel Bldg, 6th Floor, M/S 504 3000 Rockefeller Ave Everett, WA 98201
If you want to fax your documents please call and speak to a representative in the Dissolution/Responding unit for more information.
If there is State interest the State/Prosecutor's Office will file a Notice of Appearance and Response.
If you receive a Notice of Appearance and Response from our office, from then on you should send a copy of everything you file in the court file, to the prosecuting attorney.
The surface water utility charges are annual service charges to property owners for storm and surface water management services. Snohomish County's stormwater utility, Surface Water Management (SWM), provides essential services that keep people, property and roads safe, while protecting the health of local rivers, lakes, streams and Puget Sound. Some of SWM's key services include maintaining drainage systems, reducing road and property flooding, monitoring and solving water quality problems, and coordinating regional salmon recovery.
Surface Water Management utility charges were originally adopted for south county watersheds in 1987 and expanded to other watersheds in unincorporated areas in subsequent years. Since that time, Snohomish County surface water utility charges have remained among the lowest in the region. In 2002, the County Council recognized the need for a detailed inventory and assessment of drainage needs throughout the county's unincorporated urban growth areas. To address a portion of these needs, the county council approved a utility charge increase for properties located in the urban growth areas. In 2008, Snohomish County completed a rate study that identified the level of additional funding that is needed to meet the new requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit beginning in 2009. To meet these new funding requirements, the County Council amended county code to increase surface water utility charges for 2009.
Most owners of developed properties located in unincorporated Snohomish pay the utility charge. All owners of developed property must pay for solutions because each piece of property contributes to some form of runoff and pollution to ditches, streams, or groundwater. The utility charges are based on the contribution of each property to the problem, not the potential benefit to the property. Some types of properties that pay utility charges are:
The single-family home annual utility charge is $122 in Urban Growth Areas and $90.00 in all other areas. Owners of single-family residences pay a flat utility charge, whereas owners of apartments, businesses, and commercial structures are charged a rate per quarter acre according to the percentage of impervious surfaces* on their properties. For a complete list of rate categories and charges, see Snohomish County Code 25.20.020. * Impervious surfaces are hard surfaced areas that prevent or retard the entry of water into the soil, or cause water to run off faster than under natural conditions. Common impervious surfaces include rooftops, sidewalks, pavement, patios, driveways, parking lots, gravel, and other surfaces that impede the natural infiltration or runoff of surface water.
If you have a piece of commercial property with a detention facility that meets the requirements of the County's Drainage Code (see Chapter 30.63A of the Snohomish County Code) and it is properly maintained, you may qualify for a rate reduction. Call us at 425-388-6474 (or toll free at 800-562-4367 ext. 6474) for a request form and to schedule an inspection of the property. For additional information regarding credits and exemptions, refer to the Snohomish County Code 25.20.070-25.20.080 of the Snohomish County Code. If you believe your utility charge was miscalculated (rate category, amount of impervious surface, land use classification, or acreage), a refund may be due. Applications for billing error refunds must be made within three years of the date of payment and refunds may be retroactive up to three prior years.
You may contact Snohomish County Surface Water Management for information on utility charges. Refunds and appeals require an appeal form be submitted by April 30. Once you have submitted an appeal form, an inspection of the property may be required. Forms and inquiries should be directed to Snohomish County Surface Water. You call at 425-388-6474 or 800-562-4367 ext. 6474. You can also mail inquiries and forms to: Utility Billing Surface Water Management 3000 Rockefeller Avenue M/S 607 Everett, WA 98201- 4046 Note: Filing a Request for Review will not extend the payment due date.
Snohomish County has FIRMs on file in the Planning and Development Services (PDS) Department for properties within the unincorporated county area.
You may view the maps at any time during business hours. PDS also offers a Flood Hazard Determination service for a $206 fee. This services includes the following information:
The Flood Hazard Determination is provided for the current flood maps, the FIRMs, as well as for a new set of flood maps, the Preliminary DFIRMs. The Preliminary DFIRMs are updated, digital versions of the FIRM. The Preliminary DFIRMs have not been released by FEMA for adoption. The County is using the Preliminary DFIRMs as best available data for regulatory purposes. Release of the Preliminary DFIRMs is on hold pending FEMA’s resolution of the levee analysis and mapping approach. More information on the DFIRMs is available on the DFIRM project webpage. The county distributes an annual notice to the most common users of this service, lenders, realtors, and insurers in the spring.
For more information on the Flood Hazard Determination, please call PDS at 425-388-3311, ext. 2731.
Yes. The effective Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Map Service Center, or Snohomish County.
As a convenience to users of this site, we’ve provided links to FEMA websites that will help you find a quick, unofficial and reasonably accurate determination of your property’s flood risk.
Flood insurance will cover structural damage or losses. A policy covering the structure will cover damage to the walls, foundation and fixtures of the house; damage to the utilities (electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning) in the house; damage to cabinets, carpets, flooring and drywall; and flood debris cleanup. Losses on personal property. A policy covering contents will cover property damaged or lost during the flood. This includes household appliances (not covered by the structure policy), furniture, clothes, electronic devices and food in the freezer. These policies cover expensive items up to a certain limit.
It does not cover cars or other vehicles (such as an ATV or boat), damage to swimming pools, trees, and landscaping. It will not pay for lost money, gold, and stock certificates.
According to Washington’s Government Land Office Survey of 1860, Smith Island was once very productive estuary for juvenile salmon. However, the land was later converted for farm use. Over the past several decades, the viability of the agricultural land diminished due to several factors, including ground subsidence and deterioration of drainage infrastructure. There have also been several incidences of erosion along the existing levee which have required continued maintenance. These factors aided in the Smith Island site selection.
To report a more serious crime, to report found property or if you need to have a deputy contact you for a loss of $5,000 or more, please call 911 and ask to be contacted by a deputy. Go to the Online Crime Report
If the vehicle meets the above requirements, complete a Junk Vehicle Affidavit Inspection Request Form. More information: Junk Vehicles
Noise complaints associated with Commercial and Industrial activities are handled by Code Enforcement
Each year, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Fire District 1, and the Fire Marshal's Office receive more than 650 firework-related calls in July. Check the County's Firework Discharge Maps and get more information about
Read your escrow account statements carefully to verify that taxes are paid current, especially when you have recently purchased your property or refinanced your home.
Occasionally, tax payments collected on refinancing are not forwarded to the treasurer until April or October.
Errors or delays in payments can be caused by failure to notify the treasurer in a timely manner of changes in your address or account status.
The interest and penalty rates are determined according to Washington State law (see RCW 84.56.020). Payments made without the appropriate interest and penalty cannot be posted to the account and will be returned.
Filing a satisfaction of mortgage with the county auditor does not change the name and address on your tax statement.
The treasurer must be notified. Please fill out a name and address change form for more information on name and address changes.
To find out where your taxes go, view our 2018 Tax Distribution Chart.
Multiple accounts may be paid with one check. Also, multiple checks may be used to pay for one account, but the check amount(s) must equal the amount due and be sent together in one envelope.
-Property Tax Payments: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. –5 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
-Excise Tax Counter: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
Ballots are mailed 19 days before an election and need to be returned to any collection site or postmarked by the election day.
Ballots are mailed to all eligible voters 19 days before the election. We expect to start receiving voted ballots in our office 15 days before the election. On our webpage use the link "Has the Auditor's office received my ballot" to confirm when we have received your ballot (link only appears during an election). Due to processing time, ballots may not appear for up to 3 working days after receipt.