Covington's HOA/Citizen Forums are a great opportunity to meet and talk with city staff from various departments like police, community development, public works, and parks and recreation.

Covington residents who meet specific age, income and disability requirements may be eligible to receive a utility tax rebate for the 2013 cycle. Click the image above to get all of the details.

You may purchase a King County pet license at Covington City Hall, by mail, or online. All cats and dogs within the City of Covington must be licensed.

Would you like to receive e-mail notices when certain sections of our web site get updated? Simply click the image above to find details on how to sign up.


Mayor HartoIn Covington, we readily welcome newcomers to our community and proudly support the over 18,100 dedicated residents who already call Covington their home.

Covington is a young city that successfully balances retail business, a family-friendly environment, easy access to healthcare, and open communication with city leaders. Our active residents also enjoy many city sponsored events that promote public involvement and community pride.

Living in Covington connects you by major thoroughfares to the mountains and the Sound without having to compromise on small town character. We are a city that is looking ahead to ensure the improvement and vitality of transportation, parks and recreation, the downtown vision, housing options and continued access to city council and staff.

We welcome conversations with our residents. Please contact us through the Covington Connections link on our city website, by phone at (253) 480-2400, or via email at with questions, problems or suggestions or attend one of our bimonthly City Council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Margaret Harto
City of Covington Mayor




Notice of Ordinances Passed at April 22 City Council Meeting
Posted On : Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Covington, Washington, amending Ordinance No. 10-13 to extend the interim zoning regulations for recreational marijuana production, processing, and retail uses for an additional six months; amend the measurement method for the sensitive uses buffer; providing for a public hearing on the extension; adopting findings of fact, providing for severability; and establishing an effective date.
An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Covington, King County, Washington, amending the City of Covington Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards (Amending Ord. No. 10-10).

Passed by the City Council of the City of Covington, Washington, at the City Council meeting of April 22, 2014 to take effect five days after publication.

Notice of Transportation Benefit District April 24 Special Meeting
Posted On : Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Transportation Benefit District of the City of Covington, Washington, will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at Covington City Hall, 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, in order to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2014 special meeting and to discuss and provide direction to staff on funding; next steps revisited.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that agenda information will be posted the Friday prior to the above meeting at Covington City Hall and on the City’s web site:  For further information, please contact the Covington City Clerk at 253-480-2405.