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Website Redesign Update

Next Wednesday (8/2/17) Jefferson County will migrate its website to a new host.

That process may result in being unavailable for a period of time. If you can't get to that link please use

As usual, if you can't find something please contact us during Courthouse business hours 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday at 360-385-9100. 

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Request for Proposals Consultant Services for a Total Compensation Study
Jefferson County is accepting proposals consultant services to complete a “Total Compensation Study” for all County job classifications.

A copy of the Request for Proposals is available on the County’s website at the following links:

·         RFP

·         Attachment A

·         Attachment B

·         Attachment C 

Deadline for submitting proposals: 4:30 p.m., August 15, 2017 (Postmarks not accepted. Must be received in the Jefferson County Administrator’s Office). In the event an insufficient number of proposals are received, the deadline may be extended.


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Jefferson County
County Administrator
P.O. Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA  98368

Physical Address:    
Jefferson County
County Administrator
1820 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368


Special Meeting Notice
A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers located in the basement of the Courthouse 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Click here to access the meeting agenda and materials.


Closure of Center Rd south of Chimacum
Center Rd. will be closed to all traffic at MP 1.36 (1.36 miles south of SR 19) for a maximum four day period beginning at 9 AM August 7 and ending at or before 5 PM August 10, to allow replacement of a failed culvert. This work is part of the Center Rd. Overlay Project scheduled to start on August 2 and end on or before September 1. In addition to the 4 day closure, vehicles using the roadway can expect significant delays during the construction period. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during the construction period. Information on the project may be obtained by calling Jefferson County Public Works between 8 AM and 5 PM weekdays at 360-385-9160.


Call for Bids

Quilcene Solid Waste Drop Box Site - Improvements

Project No.: 401 594 1984 Jefferson County, WA


Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, State of Washington, will receive sealed bids up until 9:30 A.M. on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368. For the complete text of the Call for Bids, and to receive the Bidding Packet, please contact the Jefferson County Department of Public Works at (360) 385-9160. Or via e-mail at



Notice of Public Hearing

Resolution regarding Establishing

a Home Opportunity Fund 

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed Resolution for a Home Opportunity Fund on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Superior Court courtroom, 2nd Floor of the County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.


The public hearing is to take comments from all interested persons for or against adopting a Resolution regarding establishing a Home Opportunity Fund.  The Resolution would:

1)    Adopt findings and declare an Emergency in the availability of affordable housing in Jefferson County for low- and very low-income households; and

2)    Refer to the voters of Jefferson County a ballot proposition on the November 7, 2017 General Election to establish a Home Opportunity Fund to create or preserve affordable housing for low- and very low-income households in Jefferson County, by levying a property tax of approximately 36 cents per $1,000 assessed property value, for seven years only.  The Home Opportunity Fund would generate approximately $1.9 million per year for seven years, held in a separate dedicated Fund, used for creating or preserving affordable housing throughout Jefferson County.

Proposed Resolution (Click on link)
Hearing Notice  (Click on link)

The public may provide oral or written testimony at the July 24 Public Hearing.  Written testimony may also be submitted to the Jefferson County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA  98368 or e-mail to  The Commissioners are providing extra time for accepting written testimony, up until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

The Board of County Commissioners will consider action on the proposed Resolution at a Special Meeting schedules for 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2017 in the Commissioners' Chambers.


Notice of Road Striping Operations
The Jefferson County Road Maintenance Division will begin their annual lane striping on Monday, July 10, 2017. Work is anticipated to be completed by September 30, 2017. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns or delays on County roads during this period.


Notice of Begin Construction
Jefferson County Public Works will be beginning construction on the Rick Tollefson Memorial Trail, Phase I project soon. This project is located in the Port Hadlock/Chimacum area, beginning at the H.J. Carroll Park and ending at Old Hadlock Road, M.P. 0.78, approximately 0.33 of a mile long.  The trail will be a multi-use trail (pedestrians and bicycles) and be 10 feet wide with 2 feet wide shoulders.




Summer Traffic Advisory
See attached for roads that are planned to be resurfaced during the summer's construction season weather permitting.







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