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


The City of Roslyn is seeking qualified individuals who are interested in serving on various Commissions and Committees of the City.

Vacancies currently exist on the following:

Roslyn City Council

Roslyn Planning and Historic Preservation Commission

Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Roslyn Urban Forest

Application and further information is available at the City of Roslyn Administrative Office located at 201 S 1st St. or by calling (509) 649-3105, Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.


Roslyn Urban Forest Information

Zoning Map

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 2016 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.


City Council Agenda 7-28-15