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Thursday, February 15, 2024


The Weekly Bulletin is out early this week in anticipation of the long weekend.

Clatsop County Holiday Closure - Feb. 19

Clatsop County offices will be closed to the public on Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day. 

Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, February 20.

Free Fishing Events This Weekend

Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for this Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18

On Free Fishing Weekends, you don’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. That means no license, no tag, no endorsement needed. 

Area closures, bag limits and all other regulations still apply.

Parents Must Provide Schools, Child Care Facilities with Kids’ Vaccine Records by Feb. 21

Clatsop County Department of Public Health reminds parents and caregivers that Wednesday, February 21, is School Immunization Exclusion Day

If a child does not have vaccine records showing proper immunizations, that child will not be able to attend school or child care.

Under Oregon state law, all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start, and certified childcare facilities must have up-to-date documentation on their immunizations or have an exemption.

There are two age groups that need to increase vaccine levels.

Read more.

Winter Ice Storm Low Interest Loans Available

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the January 12-20, 2024, winter ice storm.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in 18 Oregon counties, including Clatsop.

Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at The deadline to apply is Friday, November 8, 2024.


Escape the Vape Youth Video Contest Launches

Cash Prizes for Youth and Schools

Clatsop County today launched Escape the Vape, a youth vaping prevention video contest with cash prizes for youth and their school. 

Clatsop County middle and high school-age youth are invited to create and submit a 30-second public service announcement video to educate their peers on the dangers of e-cigarette use, also known as vaping. 

Read more.

Weekly Bulletin Feedback Requested

We have been publishing the Clatsop County Weekly Bulletin for nearly two years now and we would like to ask you what you think of the Bulletin and how we can make it better.

Our goal is to provide you with the timely information you want and need and in a way you want to receive it.

Please take a couple of minutes to answer a few survey questions. You may also provide your own suggestions and comments. Thank You!

Community Happenings

Check out the Clatsop County website calendar for upcoming county meetings.

Feb. 17 | Festival of Dark Arts | Noon - 10 p.m. | Fort George Brewery, Astoria

Feb. 23-24 | FisherPoets Gathering | Astoria

Feb. 24 | Fiskare String Quintet present “New Beginnings” a New Year Concert | 3 p.m. | Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts, Astoria

Feb. 24 | Shore Style Wedding and Special Events Faire | 10 a.m. - 2:30 pm. |The Loft at the Red Building, Astoria

Mar. 9–10 | Oregon Coast Wedding Expo 2024 | Seaside Civic & Convention Center

Mar. 10 | Lower Columbia Classic Cars Swap Meet | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria

March 13 | Clatsop County Job and Career Fair 2024 | 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Clatsop Community College, Patriot Hall, Astoria

Mar. 23 | Women’s History Reading - Writer’s Guild of Astoria | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | The Salty Siren Bookstore, Astoria

April 26-28 | Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival |Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center

Public Works

Clatsop County Public Works Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 23

Road Closure - Svenson

  • Old Highway 30 in Svensen will be closed from US Highway 30, south to Maki Road, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for danger tree removal

Crews will be:

  • Brush chopping on Lewis & Clark Road and Riverbend Road
  • Ditching on Lewis & Clark Road, Youngs River Road, and Sports Acres Lane
  • Performing road maintenance on Riverbend Road
  • Performing culvert maintenance in the Knappa area
  • Pothole patching in the Jewell area

Clerk and Elections

May 2024 Primary Election Candidate Filing Opens

Open positions for the May 21, 2024, Primary Election include County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 4, Sheriff, and Precinct Committee Persons.

New Recording Requirement

Effective January 1, 2024, HB 2029 amends Oregon Revised Statute 205.232 changing the minimum font size from 8-point to 10-point type for recorded documents. Documents being recorded in the County Clerks’ property records must have text with font sizes no smaller than 10-point. We urge all customers to begin updating their forms and templates early to avoid recording delays or extra charges.

Recording information

You can search for a document that has been recorded in Clatsop County. We have developed a way for you to search for a document before coming in or calling our office. 

Once you find the document you are looking for, you can request a copy without paying a research fee.  

Just go to our website under Recording Information – Records Research, click on Locate a Document.


An appointment is required prior to coming in for new passport processing. Routine service can take 6-8 weeks; Expedite service can take 2-3 weeks. Forms are available at  

Appointment Scheduling Saves You Time

Please go to our webpage and schedule an appointment for passports, park passes, marriage licenses, dog licenses, and recordings with us.

If you do not have an appointment, you may be asked to wait if we are with someone who has scheduled an appointment. 

Join us! We're hiring

Clatsop County is a great place to work. Find out about current Clatsop County career opportunities where you can make a difference every day.

  • Animal Control Officer. Closes 2/16
  • Community Corrections Records Specialist.  Closes 3/1
  • Election Worker (Temporary).  Open until filled
  • Electrical Inspector. Open until filled
  • Parole & Probation Deputy I or II. Open until filled

For your convenience, the URL to the job description is provided within each job posting under “How to Apply”. Should a link fail to open, the text link is provided to copy and paste into your browser.

If you have questions, concerns, feedback, or need assistance, please contact Human Resources. We’re happy to help!

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Astoria, OR 97103


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