Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governor Inslee has announced the reopening of Washington State. More details can be found HERE.

All Washingtonians 12 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Click HERE for all up to date vaccine information for Skagit County.

For help getting vaccinated:

  • Use the online Vaccine Locator to find an appointment. 
  • Call Skagit County's Vaccine Hotline at 360-416-1500 
  • Call the WA Department of Health Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available.
  • Text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.

Skagit County Public Health is your primary source of information for COVID-19. Please visit their website for the latest information. They can also be reached by calling 360-416-1500. Sign up for COVID-19 updates and news HERE

You may also contact the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Phone lines are staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Language assistance is available.


PROTECTING our first responders, our health care system, and our local businesses is crucial 

In Our City - Summer 2021

Please click HERE to read a special edition of "In Our City", updating you on City services during the pandemic.

Information from Governor’s Office

Governor’s Office COVID-19 Website

City of Mount Vernon Information by Department

***Phone numbers are provided - please call with any questions***

City Hall (360) 336-6211

  • City Hall reopened to the public on July 6, 2021
  • Hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday - Friday
  • Masks are required for non-vaccinated visitors

Finance (360) 336-6207

  • Utility bills may be paid in person, during normal City Hall business hours, or you may pay your utility bill online: or by phone at 866-571-6963. 
  • Note - the City does not cancel garbage/sewer service. The City does not provide other utilities such as electric (Puget Sound Energy), natural gas (Cascade Natural Gas) or water (Skagit PUD).

Police (360) 336-6271

  • The Mount Vernon Police Department is operating under normal business hours; 8am - 5pm, M-F
  • To report a non-emergency crime or if you need to speak with an officer call (360) 428-3211. To speak with Police Reception call (360) 336-6271.

Library (360) 336-6209

  • The Mount Vernon Library opened to the public with limited hours on July 6, 2021.
    -  Open Tuesday through Thursday, 1pm to 5pm
  • The Library continues to offer curbside service
    -  Curbside:  Tues-Fri, 11am to 6pm; Sat 11am to 3pm 
  • Book drops are open. Please drop off all materials in the book drops, which are now located in the library parking lot.
  • We encourage you to check out the library’s many online books and media and other resources, including e-books & e-audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, and online learning.
  • Please connect with the library on Facebook, subscribe to their newsletter, or check their website for the most current information on library services. If you have any questions, please leave a voicemail at (360) 336-6209 or send an email and someone will be in contact with you.

Development Services (360) 336-6214

  • The Planning & Development permit counter is open from 8am to 5pm; and available by phone (above), or the online permit center

Parks and Recreation (360) 336-6215

  • Main office (Hillcrest Park) is open from 8am to 5pm, M-F. Also available by phone (above) or email
  • Kiwanis Spray Park is open daily 11am-8pm. Please remember to "Splash Safe":
    - Use Walking Feet
    - Stay Home if You're Sick
    - Stay Safe, Leave Space Between Others
    - Wash & Sanitize Hands Often
  • Tennis courts are open
  • Pickleball courts are open daily 8am-9pm
  • Ballfields are open for reservations/rentals (Kiwanis, Bakerview & Sherman Anderson)
  • The Little Mountain Park gate will open at 10am and close at 9:30pm daily
  • Bakerview Park gate is open daily, 8am-9pm
  • Bakerview Dog Park is open, only dog water fountain available
  • Public restrooms open on a modified schedule, times are approximate:
    - Bakerview Park: Open at 7:30am, Close at 9pm
    - Hillcrest Park: Open at 7:30am, Close at 8:30pm
    - Lions Park: Open at 8:30am, Close at 7:30pm
    - Riverwalk Park: Open at 8am, Close at 7pm
    - Kiwanis Park: Open at 7:30am, Close at 8pm
    - Edgewater Park: Open at 9:30am, Close at 6pm (beginning July 5th)
  • Playgrounds are open. Let's all do our part to use them in a way that respects each other and public health guidance. Your cooperation is paramount in allowing these spaces to remain open and accessible:
    - Follow group size guidelines
    - Wash and sanitize hands before and after use
    - Use at your own risk, playgrounds are not sanitized
    - Stay home if you are sick
  • Indoor rental facilities (Vaux Retreat Center & Hillcrest Lodge) will remain closed through December 31, 2021
  • Outdoor picnic shelters (Hillcrest Gazebo, Hillcrest Daylight Kitchen, Hillcrest North View Shelter, Hillcrest South Side Shelter, Lions Park Shelter) are available for rent.
  • Special Event Applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis. 
  • Recreation programs are being planned!! Make sure to like and follow our NEW FACEBOOK PAGE for upcoming recreation opportunities:

Public Works (360) 336-6204

  • Garbage pickup remains on schedule. 
  • Street Department remains fully staffed
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant remains fully staffed
  • Yard Waste facility remains open

Fire (360) 336-6277

Municipal Court (360) 336-6205

  • Fines can be paid online or by calling (360) 588-6998

City Council Meetings

City Council resumed in-person meetings on March 24, 2021. 

A live television (TV10) and online (YouTube) feed of the meeting will continue to be available to the public:

Unemployment Claim Fraud

There are three ways to report this fraud:

To correct a credit rating, file a report with your local police or sheriff, obtain your case number, then go to the Federal Trade Commission and Report Identity Theft