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The 2015 preliminary budget narratives can be viewed here.

Bid Proposals
Pickup Trucks

The Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, State of Washington, will receive sealed bids up until the hour of 9:30 A.M. on Monday, November 3rd, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, for the Supply of Pickup Trucks. Bids may be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated date and time. Sealed bids will be opened and read publicly at 10:00 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Monday, November 3rd, 2014, at the Jefferson County Commissioners Chambers, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Bid package can be downloaded here.

2015 Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Call for Proposals

The Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals from government agencies and non-profit organizations for tourism-promotion to be provided during calendar year 2015 and paid for from the Countyís lodging tax fund.††


Packets for 2015 TOURISM PROMOTION SERVICES to be funded by the Jefferson County Lodging Tax are available HERE


Proposal Deadline: On or before 4:30 p.m. October 17, 2014 (received in County Administratorís Office, not postmarked)


Mailing Address:††††††
Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

††††††††† County Administrator

††††††††† P.O. Box 1220

††††††††† Port Townsend, WA98368


Delivery Address:
       Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

††††††††† County Administrator

††††††††† 1820 Jefferson Street

††††††††† Port Townsend, WA 98368


Under Jefferson County guidelines, ONLY NON-PROFIT AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE ELIGIBLE to propose services to be funded by the Jefferson County Lodging Tax.



Jefferson County Planning Commission Has a Vacancy

Help shape our community's future growth & development!
There is one position open for the Jefferson County Planning Commission in District 1.  The term will expire in March 2017.  District #1 area includes the City of Port Townsend and a portion of unincorporated Port Townsend.  See the map online here.


The Planning Commission assists the Department of Community Development and prepares advisory recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.  The group provides a forum for public review of land use issues and planning proposals such as comprehensive and use-specific goals, policies, regulations and zoning designations that guide development activities around the County.  The group does not review project-specific permits.  Recent efforts have addressed these local issues:

         Critical Area/Agricultural Buffers

         Comprehensive Plan update

         Sign code revisions


Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum with some meetings held at alternate locations around the County.


TO APPLY: Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form as soon as possible to: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or  The position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


LEARN MORE:  Visit the Planning Commission webpage, including Commissioner District map, or contact Department of Community Development at 360-379-4450 or



Volunteers Needed!
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works is looking for a citizen from District 1 and a citizen from District 3 to join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) in 2014.  Click here for more information.






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