The City of Mount Vernon requires a business license if doing business within city limits.
The City is participating in a joint licensing program with the State of Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) Business Licensing Service (BLS). The business owner can obtain both the state and local license in one transaction.
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
Obtain Certification from: DSHS 900 E. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Ph: (360) 416-7205
Obtain a Home Occupation Permit from Development Services. Contact Development Services at (360) 336-6214).
Other Important Information
Collect and remit sales tax to the State of Washington to the credit of Mount Vernon. The Location code for Mount Vernon is 2907
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%