Report a Code Violation

Lynnwood Code Enforcement officers work closely within the community to protect public health, safety and welfare, enforcing city codes related to nuisance and land use violations. Officers strive to enhance and safeguard the quality of life of our community through education, guidance and enforcement of city codes.

Online

Step 1.Before you file a complaint

Collect the address, specific location and a description of the issue. If possible, include a photo of the violation. Also, note the time and day, if the violation occurs at a particular time. 

Verify the address is located within Lynnwood City limits with our Do I Live in Lynnwood Map?  For properties located in Unincorporated Snohomish County, please contact Snohomish County Code Enforcement.

Are you filing a complaint about a vehicle parked on the street?  Please contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425-407-3999.

Step 2.Report to the City

Submit your request through the City's YourGOV portal. Click in the upper left of the menu bar. Enter the details of the violation including address, type of violation, pictures, and description. Click Submit.

YourGOV Portal

If you would like to receive updates or track the code violation, Sign Up for a YourGOV account or Sign In to your existing account. If you would like to submit a code violation anonymously, you can do so without signing into YourGOV.

Step 3.We will review the report

After a complaint is made, a Code Enforcement Officer will visit the site to confirm a violation exists. Contact is made with the property owner to discuss the violation and identify corrective action steps

In most cases, the property owner was simply unaware of the regulations. We give the property owner a reasonable time frame to complete the required corrections, with the goal of voluntary compliance.

The turnaround time is under two weeks, complicated situations can take up to a year or more to correct. Please be patient with the process. 

 

Mobile App

Step 1.Before you file a complaint

Collect the address, specific location and a description of the issue. If possible, include a photo of the issue. 

Verify the address is located within Lynnwood City limits with our Do I Live in Lynnwood Map?  For properties located in Unincorporated Snohomish County, please contact Snohomish County Code Enforcement.

Are you filing a complaint about a vehicle parked on the street?  Please contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425-407-3999.

Step 2.Report to the City

Submit your request through the City's YourGOV app. Download the YourGOV app on your mobile device.

In the YourGOV app, click + on the bottom of the screen. Enter the details of the issue including address, type of issue, pictures, and description. Click Submit

Step 3.We will review your report

The issue will be reviewed by City Staff and action will be taken within 1-2 business days.

Step 4.Check on your request

You can check on your request by selecting the My Requests on the top task bar. To view other requests, select All Requests.

By Email

Step 1.Before you file a complaint

Collect the address, specific location and a description of the issue. If possible, include a photo of the violation. Also, note the time and day, if the violation occurs at a particular time. 

Verify the address is located within Lynnwood City limits with our Do I Live in Lynnwood Map?  For properties located in Unincorporated Snohomish County, please contact Snohomish County Code Enforcement.

Are you filing a complaint about a vehicle parked on the street?  Please contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425-407-3999.

Step 2.Report to the City

Email us at codeenforcement@LynnwoodWA.gov

Step 3.We will review the report

After a complaint is made, a Code Enforcement Officer will visit the site confirm a violation exists. Contact is made with the property owner to discuss the violation and identify corrective action steps

In most cases, the property owner was simply unaware of the regulations. We give the property owner a reasonable time frame to complete the required corrections, with the goal of voluntary compliance.

The turnaround time is under two weeks, complicated situations can take up to a year or more to correct. Please be patient with the process. 

 

By Phone

Step 1.Before you file a complaint

Collect the address, specific location and a description of the issue. If possible, include a photo of the violation. Also, note the time and day, if the violation occurs at a particular time.  

Verify the address is located within Lynnwood City limits with our Do I Live in Lynnwood Map?  For properties located in Unincorporated Snohomish County, please contact Snohomish County Code Enforcement.

Are you filing a complaint about a vehicle parked on the street?  Please contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425-407-3999.

Step 2.Report to the City

Call us at 425-670-5420

Step 3.We will review the report

After a complaint is made, a Code Enforcement Officer will visit the site confirm a violation exists. Contact is made with the property owner to discuss the violation and identify corrective action steps

In most cases, the property owner was simply unaware of the regulations. We give the property owner a reasonable time frame to complete the required corrections, with the goal of voluntary compliance.

The turnaround time is under two weeks, complicated situations can take up to a year or more to correct. Please be patient with the process. 

 

A Notice and Order is usually sent after the City has attempted and failed to reach voluntary correction of a violation. If you have received a Notice and Order and are unsure of what to do, please contact Code Enforcement, this is key to avoiding further enforcement action.

Contact Code Enforcement at codeenforcement@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5420.

You have the right to appeal a determination of violation cited per the Lynnwood Municipal Code.  The appeal must be filed per the requirements of LMC 1.35.200 - Process II: Administrative Decisions.  

  • Application to Appeal

Review the LMC for more information on specific types of code violations.

The appeal will be heard by the Hearing Examiner in a public hearing. You as the appellant bear the burden of proof for demonstrating that the City was in error and for complying with the Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure.The City will notify you of the date of your hearing and send you a copy of the staff report at least one week in advance of the hearing date.