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Development Services
Welcome to the City of Mount Vernon Development Services Department. Our staff includes land use planners, engineering plan reviewers, building inspectors, code compliance personnel, and permit technicians who are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Our staff is trained in both code administration and permitting processes; and it is our commitment to provide our customers with exceptional service.

The Development Services office is located on the first floor of the Mount Vernon City Hall. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We have many resources available to the public both at the counter and on our website including land use and building application forms, public utilities maps, and critical areas maps. Feel free to stop in or contact us at (360) 336-6214.

Who We Are & What We Do

The department provides vision, leadership, initiative, management, and coordination to implement the mayor and city council's goals for citywide economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and expansion. This department also analyzes legislation and coordinates the city's response regarding regional, state, and federal legislative issues that affect Mount Vernon.

Development Services is responsible for the efforts to support business development while enhancing the quality of life in the community. The city proactively recruits businesses to diversify the employment base. We have successfully streamlined review and permitting, and reduced approval time to expedite quality developments.

Vision & Mission Statement
The City of Mount Vernon's Development Services Department is dedicated to being the best. We work together to accomplish the goals of the whole community, and go the extra mile to educate, streamline processes, encourage solution-oriented decisions, and provide timely and predictable permit processing. We hold ourselves, and our applicants, responsible for developments that enhance the quality of life in our community.

Office Hours:


City Hall, First Floor
910 Cleveland Avenue
P.O. Box 809
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 336-6214

(360) 336-6283