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- Community Development
The mission of the Bothell Community Development Department is to work in collaboration with residents, businesses, and colleagues to promote a community that celebrates its history, embraces its present, and envisions its future. We carry out our mission by:
- Acting with integrity and honesty
- Treating people with respect, care, patience and empathy
- Creating a safe, sustainable and healthy environment
Permit Center and Development Services
The Development Services team, including the Permit Center, coordinates between multiple City departments to provide permits for all types of projects - from residential repairs and remodels, to new commercial buildouts and subdivisions.
Dedicated to upholding the State and Local building codes, the building department handles reviews of permits for built structures - ADU's, remodels, new buildings, decks, roofs, commercial buildings, etc.
Planning and Land Use:
Our Planning Department oversees the land use and zoning aspects of projects and applications. From new subdivisions and developments to residential buildings - they look at how the land is used, how trees and open spaces are preserved, and more!
Fire Prevention / CRR:
Permitting works together with our Community Risk Reduction department (CRR) to permit and inspect your fire permitting needs. Whether you are hosting a tented event, putting in a new fire alarm or sprinkler system, or are doing new construction, Fire and Permitting work hand in hand.
Responsible for streets, utilities, and other fundamental infrastructure, the Public Works department works closely with the Permit Center to make sure all your foundational permits are obtained and inspected.
Long-Range Planning Team
The Long-Range Planning team work on what the future of Bothell could look like including land use, code amendments and development, and more.
The Comprehensive Plan
One of the largest tasks the Strategic Planning team takes on every 8-10 years or so is the Comprehensive Plan - this plan takes in requirements from the state and counties, and touches all aspects of the City. From transportation to climate change, housing to shoreline management, the Comprehensive Plan looks at how the City can prepare for projected regional growth.
The Code Compliance Division of the City of Bothell's Community Development enforces several chapters of the Bothell Municipal Code (BMC) relating to unsafe structures or conditions, land use, garbage, junk or hulk vehicles, nuisance vegetation and public nuisances.
Please note: The City does not enforce property line disputes, hazardous trees on adjacent properties, or tenant / landlord disputes.
How to Report:
Please use our Customer Action Request Form and provide the following information:
What is the issue:
- Nuisance property or vehicles
- Overgrown private property
- Building or other code violations
- Street sign down
- Plugged storm drain
Where is it:
- Street address, if available
- Street and / or nearest cross street
- Trail or park name (location near entrances or how far north, east, south, or west of the entrance)
Your contact information so we can follow up:
- Email address
- Phone number
Snohomish County Residents
Snohomish County Junk Vehicle and Boat/RV Disposal Program