Skagit County attempts to
adhere to the highest of Internet standards, protecting its users' privacy,
observing and championing Internet etiquette, linking externally without
endorsements, and aiming for factual information throughout. To that
end, here's a look at what we expect from users of our site.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SKAGIT COUNTY
The Skagit County Web site is operated by Skagit County,
Department of Information Services, 1800 College Way, Mount Vernon,
County Web site and does not apply to the content of third party
The Skagit County Web site is offered
to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms,
conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Skagit
County Web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions
This agreement covers the following topics
Skagit County reserves the right to change the terms, conditions,
and notices under which the Skagit County Sites/Services are offered,
including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of
the Skagit County Sites/Services. You are responsible for regularly
reviewing these terms and conditions. Your continued use of the Skagit
County Sites/Services constitutes your agreement to all such terms,
conditions, and notices.
LISTS OF INDIVIDUALS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
By use of this site, you agree to the prohibitions listed in RCW
42.17.260(9) against releasing and/or using lists of individuals for
commercial purposes. RCW 42.17.260(9) prohibits the
release of lists of individuals requested for commercial purposes,
and requester expressly represents that no such use of any such list
will be made by user or its transferee(s) or vendee(s). "Commercial
purposes" means contacting or in some way personally affecting
the individuals identified on the list with the purpose of facilitating
ones commercial activities.
In the State Of Washington, laws exist to
ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to
appropriate records and information possessed by state government.
At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to public
records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.
Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
All information collected at this site becomes public records that
may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an
exemption in law exists. RCW
260(1) states that
Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available
for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the
record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of
this section [RCW 42.17.260(6)], RCW 42.17.310, 42.17.315,
or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific
information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable
invasion of personal privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310
and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner
consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when it makes available
or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification
for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy
Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the disclosure
of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.
OF SKAGIT COUNTY SITE/SERVICES
From time-to-time Skagit County may need to repair, upgrade, or replace
hardware or software required to operate the Skagit County web site.
In order to accomplish this, Skagit County reserves the right
to discontinue or temporarily remove the Skagit County Site/Services
at any time.
MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY SKAGIT COUNTY
SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED,
TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.
The public document images made available through this website
are provided by Skagit County "as is" and for reference
only. The user expressly agrees that the use of these document images
is at the user's sole risk. These public document images do not constitute
certified copies of recorded documents. If the user requires a certified
copy of a document, please contact the Skagit County Auditor at 360-416-1704.
Skagit County does not warrant that the provided document images
will be uninterrupted or error free. Skagit County makes every effort
to produce and publish current and accurate images. However, these
images may contain technical inaccuracies, drafting errors and/or
typographical errors. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided
by Skagit County for these document images, their use or interpretation.
Skagit County does not warrant the accuracy or legal efficacy of documents
for which images are available.
Skagit County shall not be liable to users of these document images,
or to any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise,
including but not limited to time, money or goodwill, arising from
the use, misuse, operation or modification of the images. In using
these document images, the user further agrees to indemnify, defend,
and hold Skagit Count harmless from any and all liability of any nature
arising out of or resulting from the lack of accuracy, currency or
completeness of these document images.
MAPS AND MAP
The data available on this website including all maps, tables, numbers,
graphics, and text (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "information"),
is provided on an "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," and
"WITH ALL FAULTS" basis. Neither Skagit County nor any of
its officials and employees makes any warranty of any kind for this
information, express or implied, including but not limited to any
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
nor shall the distribution of this information constitute any warranty.
The information on this website is collected from various sources
and will change over time without notice. Skagit County and its officials
and employees assume no responsibility or legal liability for the
accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of
any information available on this website nor do they represent that
the use of any information will not infringe privately owned rights.
Information on this site is not intended to constitute advice nor
is it to be used as a substitute for specific advice from a licensed
professional. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon
information in this site without independently verifying the information
and, as necessary, obtaining professional advice regarding your particular
facts and circumstances. References to any specific commercial product,
process, and service by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer do
not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by
Skagit County and its officials and employees.
The Web Services, Data, and Documentation are not fault-tolerant
and are not designed, manufactured, or intended for use in insurance
underwriting or with critical health and safety or online control
equipment in hazardous environments that require fail-safe performance,
such as in the operation of 911 facilities or real-time emergency
response (Fault-Intolerant Activities). Skagit County
website map information should not be relied upon for emergency services
and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to emergency
services provided by the 911 emergency telephone service. If you have
an emergency, please communicate this information to the appropriate
law enforcement agency within your jurisdiction through the 911 emergency
Digital maps created by Skagit County are designed to meet a
specific business purposes. Modifying the default (original) map in
any way changes the County's original intent and could put the user
at risk 'of' for making incorrect assumptions. Modern digital map
services allow users to easily modify the original map content by
adding, subtracting or mixing map layers or data sets together. Serious
problems can easily be created when map layers or data sets with different
map scales or accuracy levels are integrated together. The users of
Skagit County digital maps and data accept the risk 'for' when making
any changes to the 'original' default published map.
Skagit County does NOT warrant the accuracy, reliability
or timeliness of any information in this system, and shall not be
held liable for losses caused by using this information. Portions
of this information may not be current or accurate. Any person or
entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does
so at his or her own risk. It is recommended that all information be independently verified.
The Skagit County Code is updated
via ordinance periodically throughout the year, and there is an approximate
two-week delay from the date of adoption by the Skagit County Board
of Commissioners to the inclusion of the new ordinance in the Code
on-line. Before relying on this online version of the Skagit County
Code it is advisable to confirm the accuracy of the on-line Code with
the Skagit County Board
of Commissioners' Office.
On-Line Code Publishing:
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH
Skagit County has provided links to software products that aid in
the use of the Skagit County web site/services. These software products
are not supported by Skagit County and Skagit County assumes no liability
for their use. All support questions relating to any software products
will be directed to the appropriate vendor of the software product.
PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY DISCLAIMER
The following information must be displayed to users on all social media sites.
- All content posted on Skagit County social media sites is considered public record, and may be subject to public disclosure.
- Content on Skagit County social media sites is continually updated and may not be free from error.
- Users cannot request public records through a Skagit County social media site; formal public records requests must be made by phone, in writing or in email to the Skagit County Public Records Officer: https://skagitcounty.net/Departments/RecordsManagement/finding.htm
- Social media sites are not a legal method of submitting formal public comment; members of the public who wish to submit comment on documents or plans open for public comment must do so through the appropriate channels.
- Any County social media site serves as a limited public forum; all content published is subject to monitoring and/or removal if it violates the County’s social media policy.
- Resolution: Social Media Best Practices
Content on Skagit County social media sites is intended to supplement information published on the County website or in County documents. As such, content is continually updated and may not be free from error. Social media sites are also not a legal method of submitting formal public comment; members of the public who wish to submit comment on documents or plans open for public comment must do so through the appropriate channels.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Skagit County links to external third party web sites (Linked Sites)
in the hope that users will find reference material on county-related
subjects. The Linked Sites are not under the control of Skagit County
and Skagit County is not responsible for the contents of any Linked
Site, including without limitation any link contained on a Linked
Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Skagit County is
not responsible for web-casting or any other form of transmission
received from any Linked Site nor is Skagit County responsible if
the Linked Site is not working appropriately. Skagit County provides
links to Linked Sites as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link
does not imply and endorsement by Skagit County of the site or any
association with its operators. You are responsible for viewing and
You have left the Skagit County site, if the Skagit County
logo is not displayed in the top left corner of your Internet Browser.
OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Skagit County Site, you will not
use the Skagit County Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited
by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Skagit
County site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden,
or impair any Skagit County Site/Service(s) or the networks connected
to any Skagit County Site/Service(s). You may not interfere with any
other partys use of the Skagit County Site/Service(s). You may not
attempt to gain unauthorized to any Skagit County Site/Service, other
accounts, computer systems or network connected to any Skagit County
Site/Service through hacking, password mining or any other means.
You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information
through any means not intentionally made through the Skagit County
GOVERNANCE AND VENUE
This web site is governed and construed by the laws of the State
of Washington. Any use of the web site shall
comply with all Skagit County, Washington
and State of Washington laws and regulations
as well as with all federal laws and regulations. Any lawsuit or claim
arising from this web site shall be brought in the Skagit County Superior
Court, Mount Vernon, Washington.
Skagit County strives to conform to Section 508 accessibilty
standards of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its amendments signed
in 1998. As this site is continually being modified and updated we
appreciate being notified of any issues regarding accessibility to
this site and documents contained herein.
Acrobat Pdf Accessibility information can be found here.
Skagit County with any Accessibility questions or comments.
Skagit County reasonably believes that making this information available
for your inspection on this web site is not an infringement or other
violation of any intellectual property rights. To the extent copyright
in said information is held by Skagit County, you are hereby permitted
by Skagit County to copy, distribute, and otherwise use the information
with one exception.
No one is permitted to sell this information except in accordance
with a written agreement with Skagit County.
Skagit County and its officials and employees make no warranty or
guarantee as to the ownership of any intellectual property or other
property interest contained in the information. Furthermore, Skagit
County expressly disclaims any responsibility to defend or indemnify
you against claims which others may assert based on your copying,
distribution, or other use of any of the information.
All contents of the Skagit County Web Sites are: Copyright (c) 2014
Skagit County, 700 South Second Street, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
U.S.A. All rights reserved.