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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of Health has called for a public hearing on adoption of revisions to the Jefferson County Environmental Health Fee Schedule. The revisions to the fee schedule are Sewage Disposal Permits, Evaluation of Existing Systems/Monitoring Inspections, and Waiver Variance applications.

The hearing will be held during the Board's monthly meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Health building, 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Visit the EH Fees & Payments webpage for more information. Follow this link to view the proposed fee schedule.


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.


Board of Health Member Opportunity

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve as community representatives on the Jefferson County Board of Health. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 9, 2015. Visit the Board of Health web page for more information.


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.


 Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board Member Opportunity:

Jefferson County Commissioners are seeking individuals to fill vacant positions on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. Interested applicants should submit a written statement of interest to the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or This is a non-paid position. Visit the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board webpage for more information.


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