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Permit requirements depend on the scope of your project or location related constraints. Please visit the Planning and Building section for information regarding permissible uses for all zoning districts, setbacks, land use, and building permit requirements and applications. A few things to remember:
Permits are required for a number of reasons:
New placement of manufactured homes within the City limits of Sultan require a Residential Building Permit. View or download the Residential Building Permit Application Packet (PDF).
Alterations or repairs to manufactured homes are permitted through the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Please check the department website to see if you need a permit. Simply checking the list of which alterations will require permits could save you time and money. You may not need a permit for the type of work you’re doing. Or, you may need a different kind of permit, especially if your project includes electrical work.
For more information about alterations or repairs, visit the Department of Labor and Industries website.
Visit City Hall at:319 Main Street2nd FloorSultan, WA 98294
You can also call the Planning Department at 360-793-2231.
Access permit materials on the Building Permit Applications and Handouts page.
Call 911, and the Fire District will respond.
Fires no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet in size do not require a permit. By definition, recreational fires are cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes. Fires used for the purpose of debris disposal are not considered recreational fires.
cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes.
Fires outside the City’s Urban Growth Area (PDF), may qualify for a residential burn permit to burn a burn pile no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet. Residential burning means the outdoor burning of leaves, clippings, pruning waste, and other yard and gardening refuse originating on lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a human dwelling and burned on such lands by the property owner or his or her designee.
the outdoor burning of leaves, clippings, pruning waste, and other yard and gardening refuse originating on lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a human dwelling and burned on such lands by the property owner or his or her designee.
It is illegal to burn without a permit in Snohomish County outside of a recreational food fire. To obtain a residential or land clearing permit, contact the Office of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal at 425-388-3557.
Contact the Office of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal at 425-388-3508 to listen to their automated burn ban information line. There is also a link on the Snohomish County Fire District 5 website.
Illegal fires include:
The enforcement agency for an illegal fire that affects clean air quality is the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The enforcement agency for fires during a burn ban for fire danger is the Office of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal.
Do not call 911. Call Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at 800-552-3565 or 206-343-8800 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Do not call 911. Call Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at 800-552-3565 or 206-343-8800 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also call the Office of the Snohomish County Fire Marshal at 425-388-3557.
For more information about outdoor burning, please visit the Snohomish County website's Outdoor Burning page.
All land use permits (subdivisions, conditional use permits, grading permits, etc.) require a submittal appointment. Please call Cyd Donk at 360-793-1099 or email Cyd to schedule an appointment. No appointment is required to submit a pre-application request or to submit an appeal of a previous decision.
First review of land use permit applications typically takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete our review and send a response to the applicant. Subsequent reviews usually take 3 to 4 weeks. These timelines may vary based on the complexity of the project, the quality of the submitted information, and the Department’s workload.
For civil (grading or utility) inspections, please contact Mike Williams at 425-508-9120. Please leave a voice mail with the permit number and type of inspection needed if the inspector does not answer the phone. Inspections must be requested at least 24 hours before the inspection is needed. If for any reason you are not ready for inspection after a request has been made, you must call and cancel the inspection. Due to the workload of our inspectors, we cannot always schedule inspections for a specific time, but staff will make every effort to be available at a convenient time.
The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a collection of policies and regulations that the city uses to guide development in the shoreline areas within Sultan’s jurisdiction. The shoreline areas are 200 feet upland of designated state shorelines. Sultan has three shorelines of state significance; the Sultan River, the Skykomish River, and a small portion of the Wallace River on the east side of town.
The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) was last updated in 2008. Jurisdictions routinely update their SMPs to ensure they are working as intended.
The City is making a series of technical changes to comply with recommendations from the Department of Ecology. These changes are largely to adopt our regulations to state level codes changes. We are also making changes to how Shoreline Variances and Shoreline Conditional Use Permits are reviewed and approved. Additional changes can be included if we hear a change is needed from the citizen. That is why it is important that we hear from you if you are affected by these regulations.
The City of Sultan bills monthly for the following services:
Republic Services will bill you directly if you request yard waste services. You can contact Republic Services at 1-800-942-5965.
Utility bills are due within 15 days of the statement date and are considered delinquent after 30 days. Any utility bill not paid in full by the 30th day will be subject to late fees on water or sewer amounts still owed. Should an account become delinquent by two months, the customer will receive a payment reminder which informs them that they must bring the account current by a specific day or be disconnected without further notice. Once service is disconnected for such non-payment, a $50 disconnect charge will be applied to the account, and the customer will be required to pay the account in full in order to have service reconnected.
Customers are limited to one payment arrangement every 12 months, which must result in the account being brought current within 180 days. The customer must come into City Hall and fill a payment arrangement form prior to water shut-off. If customer is a tenant, the property owner or manger must also approve the payment arrangement.
How can I pay my City utility bill? Let me count the ways.
1) In person with Cash, Check, Credit, or Debit Card located at 319 Main Street, Sultan, WA 98294 (no fee to pay with debit or credit).
2) Mail a check or money order to PO Box 1199, Sultan, WA 98294
3) Drop Box a check or money order in one of two drop box locations.
* There is one located at the post office outside the main entrance and an other in City Hall just inside the entrance doors on Main Street.
4) Online with Credit, Debit, or Checking Account at https://sultanwa.merchanttransact.com/default.aspx - (no fee for this service)
* This service allows you to sign up for electronic statements or automatic payments
5) Via phone with Credit, Debit, or Checking Account by calling (360) 799-3007. (no fee for this service).
If you have questions, please contact City Hall at 360.793.2231
Currently, the City of Sultan does not have a leak relief program in place. Should you incur excess water charges due to a leak situation, you may contact City Hall to set up a payment arrangement agreement.