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The City of Mountlake Terrace is pleased that you have chosen or are considering our city to do business. Our goal is to strengthen our economic base and quality of life, and to ensure that your experience is positive and efficient.
Conveniently Located with Many Amenities
Mountlake Terrace has a median age of 36.6 and is an attractive, affordable place to locate. Located just 14 miles north of Seattle along the I-5 corridor and on the King/Snohomish County line,
With six distinct business-zoning districts, some with mountain and lake views, Mountlake Terrace is home to major employers, retailers and small businesses. Premera Blue Cross is the largest business with about 2,600 employees.
Here you will also find a movie theater, shops, restaurants, clinics, library and a variety of housing. The city has excellent schools, served by the Edmonds School District, and approximately 260 acres of recreational attractions including parks, play fields, golf course, year-round swimming, sports pavilion and public open space.
"The City of Mountlake Terrace has a strong vision for its Town Center, stimulating the local economy, providing incentives for investment in the downtown, and encouraging stewardship of the environment.”
Community & Economic Development
The five-story Mountlake Terrace Transit Center accommodates nearly 900 vehicles at the 236th Street SW exit from I-5. The parking garage connects via a pedestrian bridge to the Freeway Station in the median of I-5 for catching Seattle-Everett express busses operated by Sound Transit.
We are committed to promoting healthy economic development and providing jobs. Although the city has been substantially developed, there are about 254 acres of commercial and light industrial areas that provide opportunities for quality infill and redevelopment. The city is diversifying and rebuilding its Town Center economy through the Town Center Subarea Plan process. The city adopted a Sustainability Strategy providing goals to promote environmental stewardship while ensuring community livability and economic prosperity.
Our Development Services staff is available to assist you with all your business needs, whether it's land use planning, permitting, or simply needing basic information. We take pride in providing excellent customer service and invite you to contact us for all your business needs.
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In Mountlake Terrace, business licenses are required for all businesses, including home occupations, single-family residence rentals, apartment complexes, and businesses located outside the city, performing work within the city.
Feature articles on Mountlake Terrace businesses.
Find information about services offered by our Community & Economic Development Department.
Mountlake Terrace is centrally located in the Puget Sound region with an economy supported by powerful companies such as Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Premera Blue Cross.
See who the major employers of the City of Mountlake Terrace are.
Check out Development Maps within Mountlake Terrace.
Learn more about joining the Mountlake Terrace Business Association.
The Residential Rental Business License and Inspection Ordinance was adopted in June of 2010 authorizing the Residential Rental Inspection Program to be implemented January 2, 2012.
You may request public records in person, via mail, e-mail, phone or fax by using the contact information below. Requests for records from the City of Mountlake Terrace should be directed to the city’s Records Officer at City Hall.
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