Taxes & Utilities


  • Mount Vernon has no Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax (Manufactures)
  • Mount Vernon's local sales tax rate is 8.8%; compared to Seattle's 10.25%
  • Mount Vernon has a B&O credit for new employees in manufacturing and research and development and also has a rural county B&O tax credit for new employees-- Seattle (King County) and Tacoma (Pierce County) do not.
  • Mount Vernon has lower industrial building lease rates and asking prices.

Read more on Mount Vernon's tax incentives.

City Utilities

Potable Water

Potable water is not provided by the City of Mount Vernon; but rather, by the Public Utility District #1.


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