Always working for a healthier Jefferson.


Board of Health Member Opportunity

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is seeking an individual to serve as a community representative on the Jefferson County Board of Health. Individuals applying for membership on this Board must reside in Jefferson County. Letters of interest should be sent to the Jefferson County Commissioners Office, 1820 Jefferson Street/P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368. This is a non-paid position.


Jefferson County is Accepting NEW Recyclables!

You can now recycle plastic tubs (yogurt, cottage cheese, salsa, margarine, etc.), buckets (limit of 3), and rigid plant pots (up to 12" high). Place them in your plastic & cans recycling bin for curbside pickup or at the recycling drop boxes throughout Jefferson County.
Click here for a helpful flyer.


Frequently Asked Questions About Measles

Click here for Washington State Department of Health frequently asked questions.


Free Septic System Classes Offered

Learn the basics of operation, maintenance and how to inspect your septic system.  Pre-Registration is required. Call us at 360-385-9407 to sign up or visit our Resources for Homeowners web page for more information.

Update of health data and demographics of Jefferson County citizens:

Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson County Public Health reviewed in 2014 data about Jefferson County. This information will help policy makers plan future actions to improve the health of our community.  Updates will be shared on our Publications, Data & Resources webpage as they become available.


Port Townsend Paper Corp. Community Impact Line

Complaints about odor can be made directly to the State Department of Ecology at 360-407-7393 or email Angela Fritz at
The general information number for the Port Townsend Paper Corp. now accepts information about impacts to the community. The number is (360) 379-4224.




Food Inspection Reports Online!



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615 Sheridan Street - Port Townsend, WA 98368
Community Health: 360.385.9400 | Environmental Health: 360.385.9444