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Communicable Disease

Director: Jennifer Johnson


Businesses and organizations in our community are being required to ensure social distancing and other health measures in their operations. It is important that the County does the same. In-person services are being limited to help control the spread of COVID-19 and protect staff and the public.

Many County services are available online and by phone.

Below is a list of current schedule changes, cancellations, and changes to service availability. Visit the Department web page by clicking on its name for more information. Normal services will resume once the Health Officer declares that it is safe for County employees and residents to do so. This page will be continually updated with the most current information from County Departments.

Assessor's Office

  • Customer service counter is closed to the public
  • All senior exemption outreach events are cancelled for 2020
  • To apply for or renew senior exemption, or for all other business matters, call the Assessor’s Office at 360-416-1780
  • In-person appointments for senior exemption may be possible in certain circumstances


  • Customer service counters are closed to the public. Please see the Auditor’s Office main webpage which includes additional information on how to obtain Auditor’s Office services.
  • For further information or assistance, call:
  • Recording Department at 360-416-1704
  • Elections Department at 360-416-1702
  • Accounting Department at 360-416-1700
  • Licensing Department at 360-416-1703


Coroner's Office

  • Coroner requests the public’s cooperation on limiting visitors to the office:
  • If someone needs to speak with the office, call the 24/7 phone at 360-416-1996
  • If someone needs to obtain personal property, those items will be released to the funeral home selected

County Addressing/ GIS/Mapping

District Court

Emergency Medical Services

  • Public CPR and Stop the Bleed classes are cancelled.


  • All large events through May 31st are cancelled.

Guemes Island Ferry

  • Drivers and passengers traveling in vehicles should stay in their vehicles with the windows rolled up.
  • Walk-on traffic should practice social distancing and reduce interaction with other passengers and the crew.
  • Travel on the ferry for essential trips only.
  • Fare collection is temporarily suspended effective Monday, March 23
  • Our ticket office will be completely closed, and no punch cards will be available for purchase.
  • FAQ's (Updated 3/24/20)

Historical Museum

  • Museum is closed and all museum events are cancelled through the end of April
  • Check Facebook or the Historical Museum website for updates

Jail / Community Justice Center

Juvenile Court

Office of Assigned Counsel

  • In accordance with Skagit County Superior Court’s COVID-19 Administrative Order, the front reception area of the Office of Assigned Counsel is closed to the public until April 24th.
  • The glass window desk remains open for business, and the office remains available by phone.
  • Phone interviews for screening of counsel are strongly preferred.

Parks and Recreation

  • Customer service counter is closed to the public.  All business is being completed by phone at this time:  (360) 416-1350
  • Campgrounds will be closed through April 30. Campground closures include Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Grandy Lake Park, and Sauk River Park. Clear Lake Beach Park is closed.
  • All Recreation programs cancelled through May 31
  • To drop something off or pick something up, contact 360-416-1350 or to schedule a time
  • Parks will continue to be open for hiking, although adequate space for social distancing should be practiced. Picnic shelters, sports courts, play structures, and other facilities at all Skagit County parks will be closed and will not be available for use during this time.

Planning Commission

  • March 24 Planning Commission meeting is cancelled the next meeting is April 7.

Planning & Development Services

  • Customer service counter is closed to the public
  • For general questions, call 360-416-1320
  • For more specific questions, our staff directory is located here (link)
  • Please email applications if possible to
  • If an application must be dropped off, we will have a drop box located outside our department. Please call first to confirm the drop off.

Code Compliance

Public Defender

  • Offices are closed to the public
  • Attorneys are staffing hearings & available by telephone or email only. \
  • To communicate with your attorney via telephone, call (360) 416-1650 and use the dial by name directory. You must know your attorney’s last name.
  • For moe information, or to communicate via e-mail please visit our website here.

Public Health

Public Works: Solid Waste

  • Out of County wastes from residential customers are NOT accepted at any of the Skagit County solid waste disposal sites. This is includes regular solid waste, household hazardous waste, or recycling.
  • No cash payments at the Skagit County Transfer and Recycling Station on Ovenell Rd
  • Think about leaving the yard clearing and house cleaning to another day, or hold material to be disposed of later.


  • Reception area of the Skagit County Sheriff is closed to the public until April 24th. 
  • The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office remains open and is available by phone at 360-416-1911.
  • Dial 911 for any emergency situation. 
  • Online reporting and common forms are available on our website.

Superior Court

  • Washington State Supreme Court has adopted Order No. 25700-B-602 granting emergency authority to this Court to adopt, modify, and suspend court rules and orders, and to take further actions concerning court operations, as warranted to address the current state of emergency.
    Administrative Order #20-4 Signed 3/25/2020

Treasurer's Office

  • Customer service counter is closed to the public
  • Customers can still receive services via phone, email, and mail
    If you have questions or wish to make an appointment, contact 360-416-1750 or