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

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The 3rd Annual Youth & Family Wellness Fair - Sat, May 5, 10AM-3PM at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane, Everett

Standing Together for Snohomish County Youth. Come and join in the FREE community fun activities such as dental vans, family photos, haircuts & manicures, face painting, cooking classes, art activities, FREE lunch, bike rodeo, yoga, basketball. In support of the Youth & Family Wellness Fair, all Everett Transit will operate FARE FREE on Saturday, May 5. More information on the event can be found HERE.



ACEs Quarterly Event - Wed, April 25, 3-4:30 PM at Snohomish Health District Rucker Bldg.

The NEAR Collaborative for Action once again welcomes you to our upcoming ACEs Quarterly event. We are all wired for survival based on our lived experience. But, our experience in childhood is not limited to family interaction. The 'Pair of ACEs' discussion allows us to also identify social and environmental factors which impact the children and adults in our communities. We invite you to participate in this discussion and add your own vision for a thriving community. REGISTER HERE

We are Now Accepting Online Application Submittals for On-Site Sewage and Drinking Water Systems

CREATE AN ACCOUNT and/or Login in order to access both On-site sewage and Drinking water applications.


As of March 29, 2018, our current turnaround time for a new onsite sewage disposal system application is 6 weeks. Our current turnaround time for a building construction clearance from Snohomish County Planning and Development Services is 3 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


Inventory of Items for Sale

We are working with Public Surplus to sell equipment and materials no longer being used by the Health District. You can view items available HERE.


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

Voluntary Closure at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing Following Norovirus-like Illnesses

The Snohomish Health District is investigating a small number of reports of norovirus-like illness in people who dined at the Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing located at 710 Front Street in Mukilteo on Saturday, April 14. It remains unclear if the illness was caused by food, or if an individual that was ill came into contact with the restaurant’s patrons. Due to the relatively short duration of symptoms, lab confirmation of the type of illness has not been available. Out of an abundance of caution, Ivar’s elected to voluntarily close the restaurant on Wednesday for disinfection. Read More...

2017 Health Champions to be Recognized

Following regular business at this month’s Board of Health meeting, the Snohomish Health District will recognize individuals and organizations in its 2017 Health Champions ceremony. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash. The awards presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m., also in the Auditorium.>Read More...

Board of Health Meeting, March 28 - Full board to convene on a special date to discuss real estate

The Board of Health will convene on a special day to conduct business as set forth on the agenda below. The meeting will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, held in Auditorium located on the 1st floor at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.>Read More...

Snohomish County is Third Healthiest County in Washington State

According to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, Snohomish County is ranked the third healthiest county overall in the state. The rankings released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute are designed to be used as a snapshot of health indicators. These indicators include social and environmental factors, as well as health behaviors, to develop a comparison with other counties in the state and nationally.> Read More...

Health District Now Accepting Online Permits and Applications

Business for the 150-200 customers that typically visit the Snohomish Health District each day will hopefully become easier with the added online services rolling out February 1. Following the successful launch of online reporting and invoice payments, the Health District is now ready to begin accepting online permit and plan review applications. Read More...

New Tools for Finding Smoke-Free Apartments in Snohomish County

Indoor air quality can have significant impacts on your health, especially when exposed to harmful chemicals, harmful cleaning products and smoke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke caused 34,000 heart disease deaths and 7,300 lung disease deaths among non-smokers between 2005 and 2009. Non-smokers are most commonly exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace and in the home. Read More...

Community Coming Together: Opioid Response Group Established with Multi-Agency Commitment

After several months of quietly working behind the scenes on a unified action plan, one of Washington’s counties hardest hit by opioid-related deaths has released details on how it has ramped up efforts to address the crisis. The Snohomish County Executive, Snohomish County Council, Snohomish County Sheriff, and the Snohomish Health District have come together with a countywide commitment to reducing the impact of the opioid epidemic in Snohomish County. >Read More...

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