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City of Carnation

Welcome to the City of Carnation.

A friendly and safe family-oriented community where a vibrant small town benefits from the natural beauty, heritage and recreational opportunities of the Snoqualmie Valley.

Carnation is a rural western Washington community of 1,786 residents that is approximately 1.1 square miles in size.  Within easy reach of Seattle, Carnation features an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor experiences.  Framed by the Cascade foothills and located where the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers meet, Carnation is in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the Northwest. 

Carnation offers biking, hiking, camping, and fishing.  In our downtown, you can visit our unique shops and restaurants.  Carnation is your natural destination.

Listen Live to Valley 103.1 FM!

Community radio for Duvall, Carnation, and Redmond Ridge

News and Announcements

FREE Tree-Cycling Jan 6 at Carnation Tree Farm
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM

City Manager's Blog

Emergency Info
King County Flood Warning System

NOAA NWS Northwest River Forecast Center

Tolt River Gauge near Carnation

Snoqualmie River gauge near Carnation

Sandbag Information

NOAA National Weather Service Forecast

PSE Service Alerts

Hooking Up a Generator Safely

Emergency Resource Guide

Carnation...ready, set, PREPARE

King County Road Alert Map

Road Closures and Conditions
King County Road Alert Map. Shows the road closures and conditions listed below on an interactive map. Problems on King County maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS.

Regional Public Information & Notification

The RPIN emergency alert system helps you stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area.


Employment Opportunities
Public Works Maintenance Worker I, II or III, DOQ

King County 2-1-1 Community Resources
2-1-1 Community Resources Online (CRO) is an up-to-date and comprehensive database of available health and human services. The King County 2-1-1 section lists more than 5,000 services and 1,500 agencies.

Online Services

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Legal Notices
Summary of Ordinance No. 900
Friday, February 16, 2018

Summary of Ordinance No. 899
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Summary of Ordinance No. 898
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Summary of Ordinance No. 897
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Summary of Ordinance No. 896
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Summary of Ordinance No. 895
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Contact Us
4621 Tolt Avenue
PO Box 1238
Carnation, WA 98014-1238
425 333.4192 phone
425 333.4336 fax

Open 9:00am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs
9:00am-3:00pm Friday
closed legal holidays.




Parks & Open Space
Carnation is a small city in a rich agricultural valley surrounded by forests, pastoral fields, rivers and mountains.  An abundance of open space and recreational lands exists within and adjacent to the city limits.  City-owned parks and open space comprise a total of 38 acres.   In addition to the city-owned parks, the community is fortunate to have more than 500 additional acres of parks, open space, and recreational facilities available in public ownership by King County, Riverview School District, and the State of Washington.

Farms Open to the Public
Carnation is located in the most productive agricultural area in King County. There are almost 1600 acres of market crops grown in the Snoqualmie Valley Agricultural Production District. Carnation area farms provide family activities and agricultural experiences.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members of the public "subscribe" and receive fresh, seasonal produce from the farm each week. CSA programs differ for each farm. CSA and U-pick let you enjoy the the benefits of eating the freshest, most wholesome farm produce available.


City of Carnation, King County, Washington. Incorporated 1912, Town of Tolt.