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Access the animal license application. You can also stop by City Hall and fill out a license application form. For spayed and neutered pets, the annual fee is $10 for an annual license, or $25 for a lifetime license. Only spayed and neutered pets qualify for the lifetime license. For unaltered pets, the fee is $36. Dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs are to be licensed annually for a fee of $100.
Please contact the State of WA Business Licensing Division to close your City of Snohomish business license account.
No; City of Snohomish business license fees are non-refundable.
The City of Snohomish provides water, sewer, and storm drainage services. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste services are provided by Republic Services.
We provide several payment options, you can pay: - In person at City Hall located at 116 Union Avenue (cash or check), - Through the drop box located on the south side of City Hall, - By phone at 877-621-9831, - By mail – P.O. Box 1589, Snohomish, WA 98291 - Online through Paymentus payment link - By automatic withdrawal through your bank.
Republic Services provides solid waste, recycling, and yard waste pick up for weekly residential customers is every Thursday.
Contact Republic Services for any questions you have about your garbage service.
The base rate for each service includes 4 units (400 cubic feet). One unit equals 748 gallons. Each unit above the allowance is billed at the overage rate.
The retail sales tax rate is currently 9.2% for most purchases and 9.5% for vehicle sales/leases.
We provide several payment options, you can pay: - In person at City Hall located at 116 Union Avenue (credit/debit, cash or check), - Through the drop box located just outside of City Hall, By Mail – P.O. Box 1589, Snohomish, WA 98291, - Online through Municipal Online Payments.
The City of Snohomish bills on a bi-monthly basis for water, wastewater, and storm utility. Meters are read every other month. City meter readers use a hand-held device to record the readings. They read meters through a manual read, touch read, or radio read. The device then imports the information into the City’s computers making the meter reading faster and more accurate.
Utility Bills are due by the 20th of the month following the close of the bill (for the billing period of January 1 – February 28, bill is due March 20th). Payments not received by date specified on the bill will receive a $20 late fee.
Solid Waste, Recycling, and Yard Waste pick up for weekly residential customers is every Thursday by Republic Services.
Contact Republic Services online or call 425-788-0188.
Both water and sewer charges are calculated based on the water consumption. Consumption is billed in hundreds of cubic feet. One cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons.The base rate for each service includes 4 units (400 cubic feet). One unit equals 748 gallons. Each unit above the allowance is billed at the overage rate.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
Use the FAQs module to easily find answers to the questions you ask the most.
You may also click the link below to view the map of Snohomish City limits. If the property is outside the shaded area, it is not in Snohomish. Snohomish City limits
Permit fees are collected at the time of submittal, and include a plan check fee and a small state surcharge. Fees are based on the estimated value of work, which is provided by the applicant or the contractor, or is calculated using the square footage of the project. The plan check fee is 75% of the building permit fee calculation. Some permit types include a base charge as well. In addition, impact fees to schools, parks, and traffic may apply.
For an estimate of permit fees, use the Fee Estimator tool on the SSPP or call the Permit Center at 360-282-3156.
We are available to help answer questions about the permitting process. Contact the Permit Center at 360-282-3156 or stop by City Hall. If you have already submitted a permit application, you can check the status online using the SSPP.
Each type of project has separate permit submittal requirements which have been summarized on checklists for permit application. Access submittal checklists on the Forms page. An abbreviated list is also available during the submittal process online using the SSPP. In all cases, if you have a question about whether something on the checklist applies to your project, ask staff before submitting your application.
Inspection requests can be made online using the SSPP. Go to My Work and click the Request Inspections tab, then submit a request for the date and time you would like. Inspections are not conducted on weekends or federally observed holidays.
Some permits, such as miscellaneous plumbing, and mechanical permits, can be issued over-the-counter or as soon as fees are paid. The time required to obtain permits other than the over-the-counter permits varies with the plan reviewer's workload. You can call the Permitting center and inquire about the approximate review time for specific types of projects.
SSPP stands for Self-Service Permit Portal, and it is how all permit applications are submitted and processed. More information including user guides can be found on the SSPP webpage, or go directly to the SSPP and create an account.
Use the search function of the SSPP if you notice work going on in town and want to know whether it is permitted. Open the SSPP and click Search Public Records. Enter the address, street name, keyword, or type of work in the search bar for a list of permits, both issued (dating back to 2019) and in review. More detailed instructions on how to search public records can be found here.
Generally, if your property is 5,000 square feet or larger, you are allowed to have up to five hens. See our Chickens & Livestock web page for more information. Animal regulations are included in Chapter 7.04 of the Snohomish Municipal Code.
Click to open up the interactive zoning map. Enter your address in the search bar or navigate to the area on the map. Match the color of the property to the "Zone" legend. Zoning designations correspond to the regulations of the Snohomish Municipal Code, Title 14.
The City's land use tables are in Chapter 14.207 of the Snohomish Municipal Code.
In general, most exterior building modifications require design review, except in the Single Family designation outside the Historic District and the Pilchuck District. In the Historic District, design review is done through the Design Review Board, an advisory body that meets monthly. Outside the Historic District, design review is done administratively by City Staff. Check the applicable design standards for your project. Historic District, Pilchuck District, General Design Standards.
Subdivision, or "platting" is a way to create new lots to be sold individually. For most residential properties, the minimum lot size for a standard subdivision is 7,200 square feet. So your property would need to be at least twice that (14,400 square feet) in order to get two lots. You can find more information in the Plat FAQ and Chapter 14.215 SMC.
The platting process generally follows these steps.
Synchronizing traffic signals is complicated.
The only signals in the City that are interconnected are on Avenue D, at First Street and Second Street. This upgrade was just completed in summer 2017. These signals are also connected to the Snohomish County traffic signal at Airport Road/Lowell-Snohomish Road on the south side of the Snohomish River. These traffic signals can be adjusted remotely if needed by Snohomish County.
Other City traffic signals are controlled by clocks and sensors (traffic loops and video detection). Signal cycle lengths are determined based on typical traffic flows through the day and are programmed into a clock to synchronize the traffic signals. However, the clocks at the various intersections run independently and when the individual clocks run a bit too fast or too slow, then the synchronization of traffic signals can be thrown off.
At a few of the traffic signals along Second Street, GPS clocks have been installed that will reset the clocks to resynchronize the traffic signals. If the sensors at an intersection detect a high number of vehicles, additional green time may be given at that intersection - which may throw off the synchronization.
Traffic signals also allow pedestrians to cross streets safely – this may require extra time when the pedestrian button is triggered. Anytime the synchronization is thrown off, it will take a few cycles to resynch.
During the fall season a large amount of leaves fall on streets and private property throughout the City of Snohomish. We need help from residents to make sure those leaves don't clog street drains or cause other hazards.
During leaf season, each week on Tuesday mornings the City of Snohomish Public Works crew will use available equipment to remove leaf debris from streets. In addition to our seasonal leaf removal, the Public Works Department contracts with a private street sweeping service for normal street sweeping services throughout the year. All City streets are swept in their entirety every 5 to 7 weeks. This means that all City streets are swept a minimum of 7 times per year.
If an emergency situation arises elsewhere in the City and Public Works crews are pulled away from street sweeping, they will return to normal leaf removal duties as soon as staff is available.
If street debris or flooding are causing an immediate hazard, please contact Public Works, 360-568-3115 or after hours at 360-563-2012.