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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


  • 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

District Court Probation

  • Until further notice: Before coming in for your scheduled Probation appointment, call 360-416-1275 for further information 

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

  • Per the most recent directive from the Governor and State Health Officials, the Museum is closed until the Northwest Region moves to Phase 2.  If you are interested in purchasing something from the Museum Store, please contact us to schedule an appointment.  Thank you for your understanding!
  • 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 further notice.
  • 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
  • Grandy and Sauk Parks are open for camping.
  • Howard Miller Steelhead Park is open for self-contained camping. Camping Cabins and Adirondacks will not be available at this time. Picnic shelters, the club house, playgrounds, and restrooms will remain closed until further notice.
  • Clear Lake Beach Park is closed until Phase 3
  • All indoor Recreation programs cancelled until the LOW LEVEL COUNTY COVID ACTIVITY is reached
  • 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

  • Meetings are taking place online.

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.


  • Open for fingerprinting by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am.
    Lobby Hours: Monday and Friday 0830-1630
  • Deputies will not be taking complaints at the office .
  • Please call ahead if you have questions about what services are available. 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 #20-9A
  • Due to the pandemic, Skagit County Superior Court has suspended its operations with respect to facilitating weddings

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