City of Roslyn
201 South 1st Street
P.O. Box 451
Roslyn, WA
(509)-649-3105 (phone)
(509)-649-3174 (fax)
Administration Hours
Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday Closed

When Coal Was King

Welcome to the City of Roslyn! We hope that this site will provide you with some general information about visiting, playing, working, and living in our wonderful City!

Roslyn is located 80 miles east of Seattle near Interstate 90 in sunny central Washington. Incorporated in 1886, the coal-mining town of Roslyn played an important role in Washington State History. The extensive coal fields in the area fueled the Northern Pacific Railroad’s trains during construction and early operation of a direct rail line through the Cascade Mountains.

Men from coal mining regions in the United States, Europe and elsewhere came to work in the mines. English, Italian and Slavic immigrants were among the early settlers and a significant proportion of the town’s early residents were foreign born. In 1888, responding to a strike, the Northern Pacific Coal Company recruited more than 300 African-American miners from Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky and brought them, with their families, to work in the mines. At one time, 24 ethnic groups and nationalities were living in Roslyn. Today, many of the original families continue to make Roslyn their home.

Comprehensive Plan Update
March 19th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Comprehensive Plan Survey Link

The City of Roslyn is seeking input from residents regarding the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update for the City of Roslyn. A Comprehensive Plan creates and establishes the long term vision for growth and development within the City, therefore input from residents is essential to the process.

For additional information regarding this update and its contents, or if you are unable to attend the open house and would like to provide input, contact the City of Roslyn Planner:

Michelle Geiger
(509) 649-3105

Roslyn City Hall, 201 S. First Street Roslyn, WA

Invitation to gather community input


Monday March 4, 2019 5:00 pm:
Development Regulations review

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:00 pm:
Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday March 19, 2019 5:00 pm:
Open House to gather Community Input

Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00 pm:
Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday April 9, 2019 5:00 pm:
Council Meeting, Draft Comp Plan Review


Roslyn Urban Forest Information

Online Utilities Payments

Water/Sewer Rate Info

The annual water/sewer rate change will go into effect with your February 1st bills. If you would like to know what the rates will be through 2022 click here.


No fireworks allowed in city limits.

Per RMC 6.17 the use/discharge of fireworks is prohibited except between 9am and 11:59pm on Winter Solstice and New Year's Eve.