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North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC)Vacancy Announcement
As part of Washington State’s Coastal Marine Resources Committees Program, the NPC MRC conducts activities and projects in support of coastal ecosystems and sustainable marine-based livelihoods in western Clallam and Jefferson Counties. There is currently a vacancy for a citizen representative of Jefferson County. Interested individuals should submit a letter or email of interest to the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. This is a non-paid position. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny at Ph: (360) 379-4498 or email For more information about the NPC MRC visit



SPECIAL MEETING re: Jefferson County Conservation Futures Citizen Advisory Committee 

April 3, 2015

A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Conservation Futures Advisory Committee has been called for Friday, April 3 2015.

The time of this meeting will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Chimacum Corner Farmstand..

Please click on the Hyperlink below to see the Agenda for this Special Meeting. Only the matter(s) listed on the Agenda will be transacted at this Special Meeting.

Please be advised that this is your 24 hours’ notice.



SPECIAL MEETING Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

April 8, 2015

A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board has been called for Wednesday, April 8 2015.

The time of this meeting will be 11:00 a.m. This meeting will be held at the First Floor Conference Room, Jefferson County Courthouse.

Please click on the Hyperlink below to see the Agenda for this Special Meeting. Only the matter(s) listed on the Agenda will be transacted at this Special Meeting.




Please be advised that this is your 24 hours’ notice.



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Jefferson County Jail Fire Alarm Replacement Project

Notice is hereby given that 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, April 6, 2015.   For the Jefferson County Jail Fire Alarm Replacement Project. 


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Property Tax Statements Sent to Jefferson County Residents
Property owners can expect to see property tax statements in their mailbox by the end of February.  First installment property taxes are due April 30, 2015, and m
ailed payments must be postmarked by the due date to avoid penalty and interest charges.

Taxes may be paid in person at the Courthouse Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mailed payments must be postmarked by April 30, 2015. 


Alternate forms of online payment include by credit card or E-Checks with a service fee. Autopay is available for automatic deduction of first half or full payments from your bank account. Forms to authorize the service and instructions to sign up are on the Treasurer’s website at To request paperless tax statement delivery via email for the future, sign up by clicking on the link “eNoticesOnline” and enter the authorization code found on the second half coupon on your tax statement.  Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 360-385-9150 with any questions.



Jefferson County Planning Commission Vacancies – Districts 1 and 2

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New Permit Review Process at DCD

The Department of Community Development (DCD) in cooperation with the Environmental Health and Public Works Departments, is beginning a new process for reviewing Single Family Residential building permits.  It’s called the “Upfront Review Team,” and was developed out of DCD’s “LEAN” improvement project and works like this:


When a person calls to schedule an appointment to submit a building permit application, they are given checklists to make sure they have everything DCD needs to review their application once it’s submitted.  Then, our Upfront Review Team is invited to the appointment, shows up and starts reviewing the application while it’s still being taken in!


This eliminates the delays caused by routing the application to different departments, and the chance that the applicant will get a letter weeks later, telling them they need to submit more information.  The Review Team can talk directly to the applicant and explain any issues that may come up, or if they need more information, so the applicant will leave the appointment knowing exactly what they need to do to get their permit.  This drastically reduces the time, confusion and frustration that used to be common with the old process.  Ideally, an applicant could get their permit the same day they submit their application!  DCD anticipates applying this process to all land use and building permit applications over time.  Contact Sally Ellis or David Wayne Johnson for more information – 379-4450. 





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