The Environmental Health division helps ensure the food, water and environment of Snohomish County are safe from health threats such as disease, pollution, pests, and other hazards. The division issues permits, responds to complaints, and ensures that environmental health regulations, the local Sanitary Codes, are followed. Read more

Communicable Disease Control is an essential component in protecting the health of our citizens. The Communicable Disease division focuses on prevention and control of communicable disease through monitoring, outbreak response, education, vaccination, and preparedness activities. Read more


The Prevention Services Division stresses preventive care programs. The Division promotes health through educational outreach. Staff convenes and facilitates coalitions and partnerships to improve health and services through best practices and evidence based strategies. Read more

The Snohomish Health District’s Healthy Communities program works to prevent chronic diseases by supporting healthy places to live, work and play. Chronic diseases are the leading contributors to morbidity and mortality in the United States.


We focus on changing policies, community systems, and environments to improve the overall community health of youth and adults, including reducing obesity-related disease. We promote the elimination of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. We work within systems to support the planning of walkable communities, improve food access and promote tobacco free policies for campuses, public housing, farmers markets and parks. Read more

  • Measles
  • Cooling Centers
  • Water Safety

    Water Safety
  • Animal bites and concerns
  • West Nile Virus & Zika

  • New Opioid Resource Portal

    Snohomish Overdose Prevention
  • Med-Project

Snohomish Health District is Celebrating World Breastfeeding for the Month of August

We all have an important role to play in ensuring the growth, development and prosperity of children around the world. By supporting breastfeeding mothers – be it friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors – you support our future!



Thursday, August 23, Starts 6:00 p.m.:  Join us for the International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil & Resource Fair at Snohomish County Campus, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett

A Night to Remember. A Time to Act. Join us for a community event to bring awareness to overdoses and addiction in Snohomish County. There will be speakers, resource tables and a candlelight memorial to honor those loved, lost and still struggling with addiction.​
Resource Fair 6-7:00 PM in the Public Meeting Rooms. Candlelight Vigil 7:00 PM on the Plaza.
•    Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
•    Candles will be provided.
•    Feel free to bring a picture to the event of a loved one you lost to overdose.

We are Now Accepting Online Applications for Temporary Food Service Permits, Online Food Plan Reviews, Submittals for On-Site Sewage and Drinking Water Systems

CREATE AN ACCOUNT and/or LOGIN to access the applications.


As of March 29, 2018, our current turnaround time for a new onsite sewage disposal system application is 8 weeks. Our current turnaround time for a building construction clearance from Snohomish County Planning and Development Services is 6 weeks. Please feel free to contact our office at 425-339-5250 with any questions.

  • Fees for applications submitted online will be invoiced by our office and an email notification sent to the designer and applicant. The account ID and the Invoice number will be provided in the email for easy payment online 
  • In addition to submission of applications, application status will be available online through our website. Information regarding who the application is assigned to, status and comments will be available 
  • Applications can still be submitted in person or via mail. Please note, our Onsite Sewage Disposal System Application form has changed, visit our website for the latest version. Also note, only 1 copy of the site plan is required at time of submittal 
  • Waiver requests, well site applications, request for permit issuance and as-builts may also be submitted online through our website similarly to the Onsite Sewage Disposal System applications

New Tools for Finding Smoke-Free Apartments in Snohomish County

To help people living in multi-family complexes around Snohomish County breathe easier, the Snohomish Health District has developed maps and smoke-free rankings of apartments by city. These maps can be found HERE.

Pay Your Invoice Online

As soon as you receive your invoice, you can pay online through our new system. You can also view inspection reports, submit applications, track status and more. All you need is your invoice number and account number. PAY HERE

Food renewal invoices will have a different look this year because we have transitioned to new software. For your convenience, our new software will allow you to pay your permit fees online! Again, both the invoice and account numbers are required.

Instructions on How To Pay Your Invoice Online

Featured Services
  • Food safety & food worker cards

    How restaurant staff handle food is key to keeping us safe from food-borne illness and disease. Food worker health cards help ensure that all workers are knowledgeable about best practices and safety.

  • Women, Infants, Children

    Pregnant women, infants, and children under 5 can get help with food and advice from the Snohomish Health District’s Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program.

  • Birth certificates

    It's easy to get a birth certificate in Snohomish County. The Vital Records office can provide official copies of birth certificates for anyone born in Washington state from 1907 to the present.

  • Safe drinking water

    Regular water tests are recommended for all water systems to help determine if your water supply is safe to drink at home and in your community.

  • Injection drug use

    If you have a history of injection drug use, you may be at risk for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. We offer free services for people who inject drugs and their friends and families.

  • Septic as-builts

    The Snohomish Health District offers an online database of septic system records for properties in Snohomish County. To access as-built records, visit OnlineRME.

  • Health data & reports

    The Snohomish Health District collects, analyzes and distributes data about health and disease trends and issues in Snohomish County. Here you will find data related to health data and reports.

  • Dental resources

    The Snohomish Health District maintains a list of dentists who provide services to low income adults and children. The Low Cost Dental Resources table lists dentists, clinics and services.

Public Health News

Reports of 57 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

The Snohomish Health District—in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group—completed a second 7-day point-in-time data collection for opioid overdoses from July 9-15, 2018. The result: 57 overdoses in one week, 2 of which were fatal. Read More...

Snohomish Health District to Participate in The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative

Two team members from the Snohomish Health District have been selected to be part of the third cohort of The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative. Administrator Jefferson Ketchel and health policy analyst Nicole Thomsen will be working together to help transform the role of public health in Snohomish County and the region. Read More...

Additional confirmed measles cases in Snohomish County

As previously reported July 7, a minor that was part of a large group visiting multiple states in the U.S. for a summer program was confirmed with measles. The Snohomish Health District’s Communicable Disease and Surveillance team has been monitoring the health status of other individuals in the family who were exposed and were considered non-immune. One adult and three minors in the household developed fevers and rashes, and have now been confirmed with measles. Read More...

Warmer Weather Brings Increase in Bats Found Indoors

Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease that bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. With the higher temps and windows being left open, some residents are waking up to find uninvited house guests. Just this week, eight individuals in Snohomish County were recommended to begin preventative treatments because of potential exposure to bats that tested positive for rabies. Read More...

Health District Continues to Expand Online Capabilities

The Snohomish Health District has been hard at work developing streamlined processes and forms to make business easier for its customers. The District has already begun accepting online permit and plan review applications, as well as online reporting and invoice payments. Now the public has access to a revamped online code platform, including Board of Health documents and records. Read More...

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