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If you are conducting business within the Monroe city limits and your gross earnings exceed $2,000.00 per year, you will need to register your business with the City of Monroe. The City of Monroe and State of Washington Business Licensing Service are involved in a combined licensing one-stop system that allows you to obtain state and city licenses at the same time. You will receive a master license from the state, showing your city general business endorsement.
The fee for a Monroe license is $50 plus a $19 state fee - paid to the Business License service during the State application process.
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The current Zoning map can be found here in PDF format. This will allow you to zoom in to the specific property you are searching for. If you need further assistance, you can contact the Planning Department at 360-863-4513.
For property maps and data, you can access that information on the Snohomish County Assessor's web site at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5167/Assessor
A home business, also defined as a Home Occupation in the Monroe Municipal Code, does have certain criteria required to be met before a business can be approved. For more information, you can find the code section here .
For property setbacks and additional information on a specific property, the Monroe Municipal Code, Chapter 22, outlines that in the bulk requirements. You can contact the Permit Division at 360-863-4501 to determine what zone your property is located in as that is what will determine your setbacks.
Sign permit applications are located here.
When inquiring about subdividing your property, the City of Monroe recognizes that citizens may have questions relating to several various departments within the city. A Pre-Development meeting provides you an opportunity, early in the planning stage, to meet with Development Review representatives who will assist you with preliminary direction regarding your proposed project. Per Title 22 of the Monroe Municipal Code, permit Types I & II are encouraged to attend and permit Types III & IV are required to attend the Pre-Development meeting. To determine which category your project may fall under you can contact the Planning Division at 360-863-4513. From there, upon completion of the Pre-application checklist, along with documents to support your project, you can call the Permit Division at 360-863-4501 and staff will assist you in scheduling a meeting.
For questions and status of current projects and/or project updates, please feel free to contact the Permit Division at 360-863-4501.
When a subdivision is filed for recording with Snohomish County, a copy of the Covenants are filed along with it. You can find them and request copies at the Snohomish County Public Records Department.
The adopted zoning map can be located here on the city's website.
Yes, current Land Use maps can be found here
There are several ways that you can submit comments on a project: