Gordon Sivley, Hearing Examiner
The Snohomish County Hearing Examiner is an independent, quasi-judicial department of the county government. The County Council appoints the Hearing Examiner who then provides an independent fact-finding and decision-making service for county government.
The Hearing Examiner's primary responsibility is to provide a fair, impartial, and independent fact-finding and decision-making service within County government. The Hearing Examiner has jurisdiction over a wide range of subject matter, including many types of land use applications and appeals, such as most rezones, subdivisions, planned residential developments, conditional use permits, code enforcement appeals, administrative permit appeals, State Environmental Policy Act appeals, as well as false alarm notice appeals, and business and animal license appeals.
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