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2015 Budget Narratives
The 2015 preliminary budget narratives can be viewed here.

Public Meeting Notice - Clean Water District Advisory Council
September 24, 2014, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Public Health, The Pacific Room
615 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend

For more information call Jefferson County Water Quality Division, 360-385-9444.


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 County’s 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 Administrator’s Office, not postmarked)


Mailing Address:      
Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

          County Administrator

          P.O. Box 1220

          Port Townsend, WA  98368


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



Special Meeting Notice POSTPONED until October 1, 2014 due to lack of a quorum.
A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Park and Recreation Advisory Board has been called for Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The time of this meeting will be 11:00am – 1:00 pm. This meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Courthouse, First Floor Conference Room.

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 hour notice.




Public Hearing
2015-2020 Six-Year Transportation
Improvement Program

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Commissioners Chambers at the County Courthouse to consider the proposed 2015-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) developed by the Department of Public Works to provide direction for transportation improvements on the County’s 399-mile public road system. 

The TIP is a list of potential capital transportation projects that the County may undertake in the next six years, depending upon funding availability.  It includes cost estimates along with secured or planned revenue sources for each project. The proposed 2015-2020 TIP lists 35 capital projects, including three emergency repairs and nine culvert replacement/repairs. 

·         2015-2020 TIP Information Package

·         Project Locator Map -Large Size

·         2015-2020 Spreadsheet

·         Legal Notice

Paper copies of the proposed TIP are available for review at the Board of County Commissioners office in the basement level of the courthouse and at the Department of Public Works Office, 623 Sheridan St., Port Townsend.

Written public comments on the proposed Program will also be accepted any time up through the close of the public hearing, addressed to the BoCC at P. O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA   98368 or by email at



Notice of Public Hearing
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Cotton Building, 607 Water Street, Port Townsend, 98368, to hear public comment on Ordinance # 07-0811-14 moratorium on accepting or processing of permits for recreational marijuana in certain zones. Public comments may be sent by email to:; or by mail or hand delivered to: Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St., P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368.   The public comment period runs from August 27 through the close of the public hearing on October 6, 2014.

You can access the moratorium here:  
Ordinance #07-0811-14.

For further information, please contact Dept. of Community Development, 621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA  98368, (360) 379-4450.


A Chance to get Involved and Make a Difference
Jefferson County is seeking three dynamic volunteer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members. There are positions open in County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2. Projects and roles of the board include strategic planning, advising the County Commissioners; assisting and supporting the organization in its mission of providing 22 parks and facilities, including HJ Carroll, Memorial Field, the PT Rec. Center, and Gibbs Lake; as well as a host of community sports, summer camps, and special events. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA  98368 or For more information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or


Notice of Road Maintenance Operations Expect minor traffic slowdowns or delays on various County roadways between July 7, 2014 and September 30, 2014.  For more information, click here.


Political Campaign Signs

Guidelines for installing political campaign signs along public roads can be found here.



Information Regarding Initiative 502

For information about legalized marijuana in Jefferson County check the issue links short cut on the Dept. of Community Development webpage or click here.



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.



The Peninsula Regional Support Network is seeking Jefferson and Clallam County residents to join citizens from Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson Counties as members of a regional mental health advisory board.  The board meets monthly in the Port Townsend area.  This is a volunteer position with travel allowance. 


Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. For application and additional information call the Peninsula Regional Support Network at

800-525-5637 or (360) 337-4604; or email






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