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City Completes Annexation Project
The Lake Stevens City Council adopted Ordinance 1112 earlier this year, completing the final stage in the City’s decade-long mission to annex the entire shoreline of the County’s largest lake.
By passing the ordinance, the City authorized 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.
Welcome letters were mailed in mid August with information on city services and the upcoming annexation area census that is required by state law.