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Check here for the most current information released from Skagit County.
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Thu, 20 September 2018 08:20:00 PST
Skagit County lifts outdoor burn ban for all unincorporated areas.
Effective September 21, residential yard and land-clearing fires are permitted in areas within unincorporated Skagit County

Fri, 14 September 2018 12:20:00 PST
Public Health accepting comments
Proposed Product Stewardship Plan for secure medicine return program in Skagit County

Thu, 13 September 2018 12:20:00 PST
Skagit County lifts outdoor burn ban for areas east of the Swinomish Channel
Effective September 14, 2018, and until further notice

Wed, 12 September 2018 09:20:00 PST
Tue, 11 September 2018 08:21:00 PST
SepticSmart Week September 17th-21st
Helpful tips for your septic system

Tue, 11 September 2018 08:20:00 PST
Information Technology Security Performance Audit
Public hearing at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Wed, 05 September 2018 13:40:00 PST
Learn about upcoming road, bridge projects
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Skagit County Administrative Building, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon.

Fri, 31 August 2018 07:40:00 PST
Volunteers Needed!
For the Accessible Communities Advisory Committee

Mon, 27 August 2018 11:40:00 PST
Air quality burn ban ends in Island, Skagit, Whatcom
The counties continue their fire safety burn bans

Fri, 24 August 2018 14:00:00 PST
Tue, 21 August 2018 13:40:00 PST
Wildfire smoke prompts air quality burn ban in Island, Skagit, Whatcom counties
As of 8 a.m. Monday, burning prohibited until further notice

Tue, 14 August 2018 08:40:00 PST
Mon, 13 August 2018 14:20:00 PST
Wed, 08 August 2018 07:00:00 PST
Wildfire smoke from regional fires headed to Skagit County this week
Periodic east winds could bring in smoke from fires in the North Cascades

Fri, 03 August 2018 07:00:00 PST
Applicants sought for Skagit County Planning Commission vacancies
Currently, terms are ending for planning commissioners from District 1 and District 3

Wed, 01 August 2018 11:30:00 PST
Commissioners, stakeholders plan next steps in EMS transition
Following an ordinance passed July 25 by the Skagit County Board of Commissioners

Fri, 13 July 2018 11:30:00 PST
Applicants sought for Skagit County Board of Equalization
Letters of interest are being accepted until August 3

Tue, 10 July 2018 13:30:00 PST
Modified burn ban takes effect July 13 for all of Skagit County
For all residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County.

Tue, 10 July 2018 08:30:00 PST
Paving work starts July 26 on McLean Road
Crews plan to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:30:48 PST
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:48 PST
Make smart choices this Fourth of July: Keep it safe and sane
Know the fireworks laws and be a courteous neighbor.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:42:48 PST
Countywide road chip seal program planned to start the week of June 25
With the return of warm weather comes the return of the chip seal program

Mon, 18 June 2018 13:05:00 PST
Guemes Ferry surcharge will take effect August 1
The surcharge is expected to raise approximately $235,000 annually.

Tue, 12 June 2018 09:05:00 PST
Touching Bats Could Expose You To Rabies
May's rabid bat stats highest in 20 years.

Tue, 12 June 2018 09:00:00 PST
Farmers invited to apply for innovative on-farm project grant funds
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all grant funds are committed.

Thu, 10 May 2018 07:30:00 PST
Lafayette Road construction begins Monday, May 14
Crews will make every effort to keep one lane of traffic open to drivers during construction.

Wed, 25 April 2018 07:30:00 PST
National Infant Immunization Week
Immunization: Power to Protect

Mon, 23 April 2018 11:10:00 PST
United General District 304 to Host Prescription Drug Take-Back Event April 28
Educational Service District Provides a Safe Way to Dispose of Prescription Drugs.

Fri, 20 April 2018 15:10:00 PST
Guemes Ferry Replacement Project in line for $7.5 million in state funding
Funding request will be submitted to the 2019 Legislature.

Fri, 20 April 2018 10:30:00 PST
Ferry Public Forum, Saturday, April 28
Discuss the Ferry Replacement Project, vessel replacement surcharge, and ferry fare revenue target report.

Wed, 18 April 2018 11:50:00 PST
Commissioners plan East County Public Forum for May 7
The meeting will take place in the commons room at Concrete High School.

Tue, 17 April 2018 14:30:00 PST
Public meeting April 23 for Lafayette Road improvement project
6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave.

Tue, 10 April 2018 07:30:00 PST
Applicants sought for Noxious Weed Control Board vacancies
Interested applicants must live in the district in which they apply.

Tue, 10 April 2018 07:30:00 PST
New Lidar maps reveal fascinating details about County geology
Users see areas of the ground hidden in aerial images.

Thu, 05 April 2018 10:30:00 PST
Tue, 03 April 2018 09:10:00 PST
Mount Vernon, Skagit County plan to partner on local projects
First proposed project is a combined library, community center and public parking facility.

Wed, 28 March 2018 09:50:00 PST
Skagit Valley tulips and traffic set to bloom in April
Peak traffic expected on weekends, at SR 536/Kincaid Street exit.

Wed, 21 March 2018 09:20:00 PST
Learn about proposed EMS levy increase April 9; share comments April 16
The current EMS levy expires at the end of 2018.

THu, 08 March 2018 13:20:00 PST
Applicants sought for Central Skagit Rural Partial-County Library District Board of Trustees
The potential appointment to the Library Board of Trustees will be for a term of five years.

Tue, 06 March 2018 09:20:00 PST
Girders for Burlington Northern Overpass arriving March 8-16
This is a big milestone for the community.

Mon, 26 February 2018 14:30:00 PST
Influenza in decline in Skagit County
Skagit County Public Health has recorded a total of 652 cases of influenza, with 99 hospitalizations and three deaths.

Wed, 21 February 2018 12:40:00 PST
Temporary emergency detour open between Prevedell, Carpenter roads
Intended for local access only. The detour is not a designated county road.

Thu, 15 February 2018 14:22:00 PST
Second flu-related death confirmed in Skagit County
Skagit County Public Health received notification that the man, in his 30s, died in late January.

Thu, 15 February 2018 14:20:00 PST
County settles suit related to illegal recycling, retail operation on Cook Road
The Settlement requires BTI to stop conducting retails sales.

Tue, 30 January 2018 08:22:00 PST
2018 property tax information now available online
Property owners can expect to receive tax statements by mid-February.

Tue, 30 January 2018 08:20:00 PST
Board of Health approves proposed secure medication return ordinance
Similar to programs underway in Snohomish and Whatcom counties.

Thu, 11 January 2018 09:30:00 PST
Mon, 08 January 2018 15:00:00 PST
Skagit County Superior Court Commissioner Brian Paxton retiring January 31
Paxton served as Court Commissioner almost 12 years.