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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Treasurer’s Office Achieves Strong Investment Growth

In every community, the county treasurer has a primary duty to manage and invest taxpayer funds to ensure the financial stability and growth of the local government. Funds come to the treasurer from a variety of sources including property taxes, real esta...

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General News
Posted on: February 8, 2024

New State Building Code Goes into Effect on March 15, 2024

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Are you planning to apply for a building permit? The new 2021 Washington State Building Code will go into effect on March 15, 2024.

Building permit applications submitted and accepted with the required payment prior to March 15 will be reviewed under the c...

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General News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Douglas County Moderate Risk Waste Facility Coming in 2024

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Residents in Douglas County will soon be able to dispose of household hazardous waste at a new moderate risk waste facility slated to open in fall 2024.

The facility is the first of its kind in Douglas County and will be located outside of East Wenatchee n...

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General News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

'Point in Time' Shows Increase in Unsheltered Count

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According to the 2024 count, 141 people surveyed were experiencing homelessness in Chelan and Douglas counties, meaning they were living out of doors, in a vehicle or RV, in an abandoned building or in a tent or other outdoor area not meant for habitation...

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General News
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Seasonal Weight Restrictions in Effect on County Roads

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Seasonal weight restrictions are now in place on certain roads throughout Douglas County. These temporary restrictions are necessary to protect roadways softened by melting snow and runoff and can prevent potentially costly damage to the road. 

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General News
Posted on: December 26, 2023

Douglas County Board of Commissioners Adopts Budget for 2024

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the 2024 budget during a public meeting on Monday, December 4. 

The general fund budget projects $28.9 million in expenditures with a focus on maintaining and improving public services while conti...

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General News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Snow Removal Information

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Winter weather is upon us! The unique geography of Douglas County can cause weather conditions to change quickly and vary significantly across the more than 1,640 miles of County-maintained roads.

Douglas County's fleet of trucks are equipped with...

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General News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Beacon of Possibility: Douglas County Veterans Program Assists Veterans and Families

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Grateful to be able to help! That’s how Sarahbeth “Sarah” Simonson describes her work with the Douglas County Veterans Assistance Program. As a former Air Force Staff Sergeant E-5, her mission now is to connect local Veterans who have honorably served the...

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General News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Additional In-Person Voter Service Center in East Wenatchee on Election Day

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Douglas County Elections will open an additional in-person Voter Service Center in East Wenatchee on Election Day — Tuesday, November 7. Eligible voters will be able to register to vote, update voter information, request replacement ballots, access ADA co...

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General News
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Important Update for City of Waterville Voters

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Fire District No. 1 Commissioner race mistakenly included in City of Waterville ballots; Voters can still use ballots to vote in November 7 General Election.

The Douglas County Elections Office discovered that a fire district commissioner race was mistaken...

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General News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

McNeil Canyon Road Closed to Vehicles Weighing Over 10,000 pounds

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Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, McNeil Canyon Road in Douglas County, Washington, closed to the operation of motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. The closure is from the intersection of Rd. C NW (SR 172) and Rd. 14 NW (SR 1...

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General News
Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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