Finance Department Responsibilities
The City of Mount Vernon’s Finance Department is where you can pay utility bills. 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, and utility billing. Here is a quick overview of the department "Finance Department information sheet"
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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - SOLID WASTE HANDLING SERVICE RATE CHANGES
The City of Mount Vernon has an agreement with Skagit County for solid waste disposal services. Effective June 1, 2020, the Skagit County increased their disposal fee from $96 per ton to $98 per ton. The disposal fee is scheduled to increase by $2 per ton annually until May 2024. This will be reflected as a direct pass thru charge on the City of Mount Vernon’s solid waste services.
Please contact the City Finance Department at (360) 336-6207 during normal business hours if you have any questions.