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Health District Now Accepting Online Permits and Applications

Expanded services with new, customer-friendly options


February 2, 2018



Health District Now Accepting Online Permits and Applications

Expanded services with new, customer-friendly options


SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – 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.

“Staff and a few customers have been helping us with the beta testing over the last few weeks,” said Jefferson Ketchel, administrator for the Health District. “It’s exciting to see these new services coming online, making it easier for people to do business with us.”

In addition to permit and plan review applications, other online services available include the ability to:

  • View inspection reports for food establishments, public pools and spas
  • Submit complaints related to food, garbage, sewage, and more
  • Submit birth certificate orders
  • View application status
  • Pay for septic permits
  • Pay for renewal invoices, like food permit renewals

These new options will especially benefit rural customers, who will now be able to use online tools rather than driving into Everett,” said Nate Nehring, a Snohomish County councilmember and member of the Board of Health. “I am excited about the increased efficiency and accessibility.”

These new capabilities can be found on the Health District’s homepage at under Online Services. Some services require creating an account to allow account holders to link to their facilities. Not only will this allow access to a history of applications submitted, permits held, and inspection reports, users will also get notifications when an invoice is due with the ability to pay the invoice online.

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