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Finance Department Responsibilities
The City of Mount Vernon's Finance Department is where you can pay utility bills, apply for a business license. The Finance Department provides a full range of financial and accounting services. It is responsible for budget development, payroll, accounts payable, asset control, general accounting, utility billing, and issuing business licenses.

City Clerk Services
In addition, the Finance Department provides city clerk services maintaining records of all city council meetings and adopted ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. The Director serves as the City Treasurer and is responsible for managing the city's investments and cash assets.


Accounting services are the primary job of seven members of the Finance Department. They are responsible for processing over 97,000 utility bills, 3,375 paychecks, 13,000 vendor payments, and 2,250 business license applications annually.

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

910 Cleveland
PO Box 809
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 336-6207

Utility Billing
Garbage, Sewer, Recycling & Drainage:
(360) 336-6218  

Business License:
(360) 336-6202

Finance Director:
Doug Volesky