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Snohomish County Two-Foot Rule Opt-In Process Released

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in:
  • Industry Issues
  • Building Codes
  • Advocacy

Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) implemented administrative procedures to accept opt-in requests for their revised grading regulations related to the two-foot rule. The following is required:

  • A letter must be addressed to the Snohomish County Planning and Development Services Engineering Supervisor requesting waiver of the old provisions and benefit of the new provisions including a description of the changes and where to identify them in the submitted materials, including in revised plans.
  • The applicant shall pay the appropriate fees, if any are due.

Applicants are encouraged to contact their assigned civil engineering reviewer prior to submission of materials to determine if anything additional may be required. The opt-in period will lapse after January 26, 2020.

Contact Senior Snohomish County Manager Mike Pattison, 425.460.8203, with any questions.


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