Spurred by the Covid pandemic restrictions, the City is moving to a paperless permitting system called the “Snohomish Self-Service Permit Portal”.
Once implemented all development permits will have to be submitted through the online portal – paper applications, plans, and reports will no longer be accepted.
The new system will provide for a quicker and more efficient review of applications. No appointments will be necessary to submit an application, and since the portal will be available 24 hours a day seven days a week, it could not be more convenient.
Applicants will no longer have to print out bulky plans or lengthy reports and haul them in to City Hall for submittal. Instead, they will submit digital versions of everything. Fee payments can be made online using a credit card. Even the inspection process will be improved, as they can be scheduled through the portal and inspectors will email inspection reports immediately from the field.
The portal offers a search functionality that will allow both community members and registered users to search for information about specific permits.
Staff is in the final phases of implementing the software and performing quality control tests. The Self-Service Permit Portal is tentatively scheduled to “go live” in mid to late March.
For more information go to the “Self-Service Permit Portal” web page or contact Planner Brooke Eidem at firstname.lastname@example.org.