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

  • Cooling Centers
  • Water Safety

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

  • New Opioid Resource Portal

    Snohomish Overdose Prevention
  • Med-Project

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Join us for a FREE special screening of the movie Resilience!

The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The movie Resilience will be playing in the auditorium at Snohomish Health District at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA 98201. TO REGISTER...



Going to the Movies? Don't Miss Our Ad on the Latest Vapor Devices!

These products commonly referred to as “Juuls”, are immensely popular among teens and young adults contain large amounts of nicotine. The pods found in these devices often contain in excess of 40mg/ml of nicotine, as much and sometimes more nicotine than a pack of cigarettes. Next time you’re at the movies, watch for our ad playing April 20 through July 20 at Lynnwood Alderwood 16, Everett Mall Stadium and Marysville Cinema 14 before all PG13 and R rated movies. This ad is brought to you by the Youth Tobacco Prevention Programs of Snohomish Health District, Skagit Public Health and Community Services, Island County Public Health, Whatcom County Health Department, and San Juan County Health Services. VIEW 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 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

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...

Needle Clean-Up Kit and Disposal Program Expands in Snohomish County

Since rolling out the free needle clean-up kit program in September 2017, over 800 kits have been distributed by the Snohomish Health District. These kits have ensured the safe and proper disposal of more than 10,000 syringes. Starting today—and as a result of Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group efforts—the program is expanding to make it simpler and safer for residents and business owners to clean up and dispose of needles found in the community. 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...

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...

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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