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NOTICE:
City Hall is closed at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Call 425-583-1781 for Water/Public Works emergency

PASSPORTS:
The City of Granite Falls does not currently process passport applications.
The closest place to us that does is the City of Lake Stevens Police Department
(425) 334-1012.

Business License Information and How to Apply for a City Business License:http://bls.dor.wa.gov/cities/granitefalls.aspx

XPRESS BILL PAY IS HERE!


The Easiest Way to Pay Your Bill

Our new online bill payment option saves you time and gives you more flexibility in how you pay your bill.
If you have an internet connection and an e-mail address, you can now pay your bill online.  It’s fast, easy, and you no longer have to write a check each month or find a stamp when it’s time to send in your payment.

How It Works

We have partnered with Xpress Bill Pay, the premier provider for online bill payment systems.
When you sign up for online bill payment you get a unique password that you use to access your personal account at XpressBillPay.com.  Every month we’ll send you a reminder e-mail to let you know when your bill is online. Then, just long in through your Web browser and view your bill, which will look like a paper statement you’re familiar with.  Select payment type – credit card, debit card, or electronic funds transfer – enter the information, and you’re done!

It’s that easy, and it only takes you a few minutes each month.

How to Sign Up

1) Go to www.XpressBillPay.com.  We have partnered with Xpress Bill Pay to provide you with online bill payment service.
2) Click on “Create a free account.”  If you’ve already signed up with Xpress Bill Pay, you can log in with your e-mail address and password.
3) Follow the instructions on the screen.  You will need a valid e-mail address to create an account.  Once you’ve submitted your information, you will receive a default password by e-mail.
4) Go back to www.XpressBillPay.com and log in using your e-mail address and password.  The “Add e-Bill” page appears.  Follow the instructions on the screens to add us to your Xpress Bill Pay account.

Once you’ve created an account, you’ll be able to go online at any time and view and pay your bills.

Q&A About Online Bill Payment

Q: Does it cost anything to sign up for online bill payment?
A: No. It’s free to sign up for online bill payment and to use this service.

Q: What is Xpress Bill Pay:
A: Xpress Bill Pay is the company we have partnered with to handle our online bill payment.  You access your account from their website, XPressBillPay.com.

Q: What payment choices do I have?
A: You can pay your bills with a credit or debit card, or you can transfer funds directly from your checking account.

Q: What will my bill look like online?
A: We try to match the look of your paper statement as much as possible, so you’ll find it easy to read your bill onscreen.

Q: What other information is available?
A: You can view up to a year’s history of your account online, so you can compare your current bill to a year ago.

Q: Do I need to pay my bills from my computer?
A: Not at all.  You can pay your bill from anywhere in the world! All you need is access to the internet through a Web browser.  You then log in to your account using your e-mail address and password.  No need to worry about late night payments if you’re out of town when your bill is due.

Q: How do I know the payment went through?
A: After you complete the transaction, you can receive an e-mail receipt to confirm that your payment went through.

Q: Is my information safe?
A: Absolutely.  All the transactions are handled on secure servers.  As long as you don’t give out your password, only you will be able to access your account.  Plus, your personal information or e-mail address will not be sold or rented to third parties for marketing purposes without your permission.

 

Parks

Jim Holm Park
210 S. Granite Avenue
Park playground equipment, basketball courts, skate park, picnic tables, large grassy area and benches.

Frank Mason Park
Ray Gray Road
Park located on Lake Gardner with dock, fishing, swimming, picnic tables and public restroom.

Eagle Park
701 E. Galena Street
Dog park with plenty of grassy area and shade.

Jack Webb Park
115 S. Granite Avenue
Benches only and public restroom.

Perrigoue Field
Jordan Road


Transportation

The closest municipal airports are Paine Field, 20 minutes away, and SeaTac International Airport, which is 75 mi. away.  The closest shipping facility is the Port of Everett, 17 mi. west of Granite Falls.  Granite Falls is also serviced by Community Transit, running daily to Lake Stevens and Everett with connections to Seattle and Stanwood.  There is one Park ‘N Ride facility.


Utility and Communications
Granite Falls

Water service and sanitary sewer are provided by the City of Granite Falls.  Electricity service is provided by Snohomish County P.U.D.  Natural gas is supplied by Puget Sound Energy, and telephone service is provided by Verizon.  Cable TV is available through Comcast, and garbage service is provided by Waste Management Northwest.  Granite Falls is covered in the following newspapers:  Granite Falls Press, Lake Stevens Journal, The Everett Herald, The Snohomish County Tribune and The Seattle Times


Community Facilities

Granite Falls has no hospitals, but there are two well equipped hospitals 17 miles west in Everett, and one in Arlington, which is 11 miles north.  There are two medical clinics and two dental clinics in town and two pharmacies.  There are two senior citizen apartment facilities along with a Senior Center.  Nine miles east of Granite Falls, on the Mountain Loop Highway, is a general store and restaurant.  Cultural facilities include a well maintained museum containing artifacts of the early gold mining days of Granite Falls, as well as items of historical interest from the nearby ghost town of Monte Cristo and mining town of Silverton.  There is also a public library.  Granite Falls has three parks, and access to the Pilchuck River and the South fork of the Stillaguamish River, as well as boat launch access to nearby Lake Bosworth and Lake Roesiger.  Athletic facilities include 8 tennis courts, 6 athletic playing fields, and 8 basketball courts.  There is an 18 hole golf course 8 miles west of Granite Falls.

Granite Falls Fish Ladder
On scenic Mountain Loop Highway, one mile outside of Granite Falls.  A huge year-round fish ladder with walk-over grating is adjacent to the Granite Falls which are the city’s namesake.

Big Four Mountain and Ice Cave
Approximately 25 miles outside of Granite Falls on the beautiful Mountain Loop Highway.  Sharp peaks reminiscent of the Grand Tetons and huge caverns formed by the melting glacier.  One mile easy hike to the caves.

Granite Falls

Monte Cristo Ghost Town
At the top of Barlow Pass on the Mountain Loop Highway, four miles off of the main highway, sits the original townsite of the old gold mining town Monte Cristo.  Granite Falls experienced its main growth because of the Monte Cristo mines and the railroad that was built through Granite Falls to reach the mines.  There are still numerous mine entrances evident throughout the Monte Cristo and Silverton areas.

Hiking/Fishing/Camping
Along the Mountain Loop Highway, there are numerous campgrounds, hiking trails both short and easy or long and steep.  There are scores of lakes to hike to where the fishing is excellent.  In the wintertime there is cross country skiing and sledding available.  There are also lakes on the south side of town for water activities such as skiing and tubing, fishing and boating.