The Permit Center
The City Hall Permit Center is your source for information on development within City limits. This is the location for finding and submitting applications and receiving permits for development, right of way uses, and new water and sewer connections. The Permit Center is a conduit to the other divisions of Planning and Development Services, Public Works and Engineering departments, and various City boards and commissions. Permitting staff is dedicated to providing prompt and courteous service.
Before you begin your project, check this City of Snohomish map to make sure the property you are interested in is located in Snohomish City limits.
Submittal Checklists and other forms
- Building and Construction Permits - including retaining walls, single family, design review
- Land Use Forms - including home occupation, accessory dwelling unit, and general land use
- Public Works Permits - including grading, sidewalk use, water and sewer service
- Sign Permit Forms - and related application materials and information
- All Forms & Permits
Business Licenses - are processed by the Washington Department of Revenue. Learn more about applying for a City of Snohomish endorsement on your business license by visiting our Business Licenses page. Mobile food vendors and solicitors/canvassers are subject to additional requirements, which you can learn about on our Special Licenses page.
Electrical Permits - are handled through the WA State Department of Labor & Industries. See their Licensing & Permits page.
- How do I find out if my property is within Snohomish City limits?
- How close to the property line can I build?
- What is the purpose of a building permit?
- Do I need a building permit?
- How much will my building permit cost?
- Who do I contact with questions about the permit application process?
- What is required for permit submittal?
- Do I need to hire a professional to do the plans?
- Can I act as my own contractor?
- How do I request an inspection?
- When does my building permit expire?
- How long does it take to get a permit?
- What should I do with my permit?
- Do I need to get a permit for a fence?
- What is the SSPP and how do I use it?
View information about building inspections, including how to request an inspection, a list of inspection types, certificates of occupancy, and changes.
Review the fees that may apply to your project: land use, building, sewer and water, streets and sidewalks, etc.
Access forms needed to post a sign in the City of Snohomish.
Find out more about special event applications.