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NGPA/CAPAs and critical areas are protected from clearing, grading, filling, and development. These activities are not allowed without a permit from Snohomish County Planning & Development Services (PDS).
Potential violations of these protections are investigated and enforced by PDS Code Enforcement. If you suspect that these protections have been violated, review the information on the Code Enforcement page, and consider contacting Code Enforcement through one of the following:
Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) provides a program to investigation water quality issues in unincorporated Snohomish County. If you suspect that a property, person, or business is negatively affecting water quality, you may report pollution to the County, which helps officials investigate potential pollution issues.
More information about how to report potential pollution can be found on SWM’s Report Pollution page.