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Business License
Steps To Obtain A Business License
  1. Obtain a UBI (Unified Business Identifier) Number from:
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
    525 E. College Way
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    Ph: (360) 416-3000
    Contractors' Registration: (800) 647-0982
  2. Download a Business License application packet or pick one up from:
    City Hall
    910 Cleveland Ave.
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  3. Complete the form and return it with the appropriate fee (see fee schedule) to:
    City Hall
    910 Cleveland Ave.
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Home Based Business
Apply for a Home Occupation Permit through Development Services (360) 336-6214 located at:
City Hall
910 Cleveland Ave.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Day Care Providers
  1. Obtain Certification from:
    DSHS
    900 E. College Way
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Ph: (360) 416-7205
  2. Obtain a Home Occupation Permit from Development Services. Contact Development Services at (360) 336-6214).

Other Important Information
Licenses are issued for a one-year period from January through December. All licenses renew annually by January 31st of each year.

Don't Forget

Collect and remit sales tax to the State of Washington to the credit of Mount Vernon.

The local sales tax rate is 8.7% and the location code for Mount Vernon is 2907

AS OF APRIL 1, 2017 LOCAL TAX RATE CHANGE:
The local sales tax rate became 8.7% as of April 1, 2017. 
Sales Tax is distributed to the following entities:
6.5%   State of Washington
0.85% City of Mount Vernon
0.15% Skagit County
0.20% Mount Vernon Transportation Benefit District - effective 4/1/17
0.30% Public Safety - Jail
0.40% Public Transit
0.10% Criminal Justice Ta
0.10% Skagit 911
0.10% Skagit County Mental Health
8.7%

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