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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.
Yes, per Snohomish Municipal Code 14.207.070, short-term, vacation or transient rentals are allowed in the City of Snohomish.
Short-term rentals are a type of lodging sometimes called vacation rentals. A house, condo, or apartment (or a part of one) that is rented for a fee for fewer than 30 consecutive nights is a short-term rental. Examples of short-term rentals are those rented through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.
Short-term rentals are allowed in any zone where dwelling units are allowed (e.g. Single-family, all three multi-family zones, Commercial, Historic Business District, Business Park, and Midtown District). This reflects the current situation where digital platforms such as Airbnb and Vrbo show rentals of rooms within a house, entire houses, and multi-family units. Short-term rentals are not allowed in commercial spaces (although they may be allowed in housing units within commercial zones).
To ensure compliance with the City and State regulations, all short-term rentals within the City must:
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.