Tracking a deed-also called a chain of title or a title search-often reveals or verifies names of owners, transfer dates, and information about additions and purchase prices. Snohomish County Assessor's records are searchable online.
Entering a property address will give you information about ownership, structural data, valuation, and a "guess date" of when it was built. The build date is frequently incorrect, so it is best to confirm this information with other resources. At the Snohomish County Auditor's Office you can track the records back through the years, owner by owner, through deeds, mortgages, and land patents, until you come to the original recording of the property.
Call 425-388-3411, extension 2632 for details.
City Water Records
For Everett properties, Water Department records contain the earliest water hookup date, which usually indicates the year the structure was built, additions, roofs, and water and sewer hookups.
Properties can be searched by address. The person who requested the permit will most likely be the owner or builder. You can find these records at the City of Everett Engineering and Public Services Department at 3200 Cedar Street.