The Lake Stevens City Council adopted Ordinance 1112 earlier this year, authorizing the area's annexation subject to an interlocal agreement between the city, Snohomish County, and the Lake Stevens Sewer District, which became effective on August 10, 2021.
Annexation is the process by which the city adds unincorporated areas of Snohomish County to the city’s boundaries. Following annexation, properties receive public services such as police services, road maintenance, planning, and permitting from the City, as opposed to Snohomish County. Because Lake Stevens is not a full-service city, other services such as fire protection, sewer, and water are unaffected by annexation, as are school district boundaries.
Property owners should also receive a Welcome Letter on or around August 14, 2021, with information on city services and the upcoming annexation area census that is required by state law. Please click here to visit the City's Annexation page for more information and details about the process.