This gathering will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the community tree (168th Place) by Pier 1 Imports. The 5K walk begins at 5 p.m., free hot dog dinner is at 6 p.m. and tree lighting is at 6:30 p.m.

Recycle many household items for free. Some items have a fee (cash only) including: tires, propane tanks, porcelian toilets and sinks, refridgerators or freezers, and mattresses. Rain barrels are $25. Find out more by clicking the image above.

Register to play on one of the city's new athletic leagues. To register for youth soccer, flag football, or volleyball visit or call the registration desk located at the Covington Aquatics Center at 253-480-2480.

Help shape Covington's future and learn more about the process to update the City's Comprehensive Plan and the opportunities available to provide input.


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




Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process
Posted On : Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The city will be accepting privately initiated amendment applications for consideration with the city directed 2015 Comprehensive Plan update for 60 days, from October 21, 2014 until December 19, 2014.  Anyone can formally submit a privately initiated comprehensive plan amendment, including property owners, residents, and business owners. To be eligible for consideration, applications and the associated fee for a privately initiated amendment must be submitted to the City by 5 p.m. on Friday December 19, 2014.

If you are interested in more information, a Comprehensive Plan amendment instruction guide, timeline and application can be found on the city’s website or a hard copy can be picked up at city hall.


Notice of Possible Quorum of Councils & Commissions on September 25 at State of the City Address
Posted On : Monday, September 15, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that members of the Covington Arts Commission, City Council, Economic Development Council, Human Services Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, and Planning Commission will be in attendance at a presentation from the Interim City Manager and Mayor regarding the 2014 State of the City on Thursday, September 25, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Covington City Hall, 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that following the presentation councilmembers and commissioners will attend a dinner and Joint City Council-Commission meeting in order for the community leaders to discuss the information presented in the State of the City address.  No final action will be taken.