Always working for a healthier Jefferson.


Take the Chimacum Prevention Coalition's
       Annual Youth Drug and Alcohol Use Survey


We invite your input on the Chimacum Prevention
Coalition’s (CPC) annual community survey of adults focused on their perceptions related to youth alcohol and drug use. The data collected from this survey helps us plan positive messaging and prevention strategies to be implemented the following year. The survey takes 5 minutes to complete. Please click here, follow the survey directions, then submit the survey. Thank you in advance for contributing your insights and helping your community’s youth! Feel free to share this link with all your community partners and e-mail lists.


Notice of Public Hearing, November 3, 2016, 1pm

Notice of Special Meeting

 Public Hearing
Jefferson County Board of Health
November 3, 2016, 1PM

Proposed Changes to Environmental Health Fees
Jefferson County Public Health building
615 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

The Jefferson County Board of Health has called for a public hearing on adoption of revisions to the Jefferson County Environmental Health Fee Schedule and addition to the JC Code 8.15 Onsite Sewage Code.

The hearing will be held during a special meeting of the Board on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 1:00 PM at the Jefferson County Public Health building, 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

This Fee Schedule and addition to the code, if adopted, will address On-Site Sewage System fees. A summary of the changes follows:

The revisions to the fee schedule reflect adjustments based on increased costs to identify all OSS, develop and maintain inventories of all known OSS, facilitate homeowner education, enforce OSS owner permits, identify unknown, undocumented or failing OSS, maintain a data base system for the records of septic system permitting, installation, operation, maintenance, and communication, and provide data entry services for clients.  Additions to the JC Code 8.15 reflect the purpose and applicability of the revisions to the fee schedule.

 Click here for the Proposed Changes to Environmental Health Fees

On-Site Sewage System Amendment. 


CANCELLED:  November 17th Board of Health Meeting

The Jefferson County Board of Health has canceled their regular monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 p.m., held at the Jefferson County Public Health.  

The regular schedule for this meeting, the third Thursday of each month, will be resumed on  December 15, 2016, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Health, 615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA.


  2017 Changes to Food Establishment Permitting Structure and Fees

           Learn about the new Food Establishment Permitting Structure and Fees here.    


Did you know that, according to the 2014 statewide Healthy Youth Survey, 1 in 5 Washington 10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days?  Marijuana can change the way a teen’s mind and body perform, affecting memory, learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment. Check out the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) statewide campaign, to see how our youth can have some fun promoting themselves as “youth who choose not to abuse alcohol and other drugs” and use Facebook and Instagram to do it.



Boat Haven's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Hours Expanded

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Boat Haven has expanded their hours to include the 1st Saturday of each month in addition to its regular weekly Friday hours.  Hours are now:

Fridays and 1st Saturday each month
10:00 – 4:30, closed Noon-12:30

To see what is collected at the HHW facility, click here.


Local Sources for Items Too Good To Trash

Check out this new comprehensive resource for donating, recycling or selling goods and materials that you don’t want to put in the landfill.  ‘Moving it On’ is an A-Z user-friendly guide will help you find a place to take everything from Appliances to Yard Waste.



     Director, Environmental Health and Water Quality



         2016 Community
         Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Adopted October, 2016


Food Inspection Reports Online!


Jefferson County Home Page





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