City of Roslyn
201 South 1st Street
P.O. Box 451
Roslyn, WA
(509)-649-3105 (phone)
(509)-649-3174 (fax)
Administration Hours
Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday Closed

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.

Property Tax Levy

On April 26th, the Roslyn City Council authorized Staff to move forward with preparing a resolution for a ballot measure for a Property Tax Levy to raise the tax rate by $0.70 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. This measure is anticipated to appear on the August ballot. The City is seeking members of committees to write the Pro and Con statements for the voters pamphlet. Members should be available in the next few months to work together to draft these statements, based on deadlines set by the Kittitas County Auditor’s Office. Each committee can consist of 3 members, but can also ask the advice of other individuals.

Please submit your interest in serving on the Pro or Con committee by Thursday, May 9 at 5pm, by emailing the City of Roslyn at, or by phone at 509-649-3105.


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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 2022 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.