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.
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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
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.