Zoning

Zoning establishes separate districts ("zones") for different types of land use, such as commercial, residential, and industrial. These areas are shown on the City’s Land Use Designation Map. Within each zone, standards are adopted to regulate the size, use, and location of sites and buildings. Requirements for protecting critical areas, standards for landscaping and parking, and subdividing land are also addressed. Zoning regulations adopted by the City of Snohomish are contained within Title 14 of the Snohomish Municipal Code (the land use code).


To find out what can be done with a piece of property in city limits, first find its zoning designation on the map, then look up the development regulations for that zone in the land use code.  Allowed uses can be found in Chapter 14.207 SMC.  Dimensional standards such as setbacks, height limits, and open space requirements can be found in Chapter 14.210 SMC.


Zoning Maps

The Land Use Designation Map (zoning map) can be viewed and downloaded as a pdf.


Or you can use our interactive map to lookup a property’s zoning by typing in the address: Interactive Zoning Map


Special Zones

The City has two districts with specially adopted regulations. 


The Historic District is an overlay area with regulations that are intended to maintain the historic character of downtown Snohomish. Several different zones can be found in the Historic District.  Development in the District is subject to the Historic District Design Standards as well as the land use code.


The Pilchuck District was adopted to promote mixed-use development, with the goal of creating a more dense, walkable city neighborhood.  The Pilchuck District is a land use designation with several subzones (Center, Single-Family, Townhouse, and Civic).  All are subject to the development regulations of Chapter 14.212 SMC.

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Zoning regulations are enforced by the Planning and Development Services Department. For more information visit the PDS page.