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Friday, February 9, 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. 

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Deadline Approaching for SNAP Recipients Who Lost Food in Winter Storms

Clatsop County households who receive SNAP and had food destroyed due to winter storms or power outages have until Friday, February 16,  to request replacement food benefits.

  • If you had to throw away food purchased with SNAP due to the recent winter storms or power outages, you can request to replace those SNAP benefits to purchase new food.
  • The federal government has allowed Oregon to increase the number of counties eligible for the extended deadline.

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Adds American Sign Language Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Callers

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s has added nationwide American Sign Language (ASL) services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, as part of ongoing efforts to expand accessibility to behavioral health care for underserved communities. 

Since its launch in July 2022, the 988 Lifeline has received more than 5.5 million calls, texts, and chats. It will now be available to the millions of Americans who use ASL.

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County Fair Poster Contest Opens

Clatsop County Fair Board is sponsoring a poster contest for the 2024 fair theme, Forest to the Farm. The contest is open to all ages and the deadline to submit an image is March 1, 2024.

The winning individual will receive two fair concert tickets, two fair season passes, meals for two at the 4-H Chicken Coop and their biography in the fair guide.

This year’s fair runs from July 30 through August 3. 

For more information email Clatsop County Fair or call 503-325-4600.

Community Happenings

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

Feb. 10 | 2nd Saturday Art Walk | 12 -8 p.m. | Astoria

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

Feb. 23-24 | FisherPoets Gathering | 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

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

Public Works

Clatsop County Public Works Schedule for Monday, Feb. 12 - Friday, Feb. 16

Crews will be:


  • Brush chop on Lewis & Clark Road
  • Ditch on Lewis & Clark Road, Youngs River Road and in the Hamlet area
  • Perform road maintenance in the Hamlet area
  • Perform culvert maintenance in the Knappa 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
  • 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 at ext. 1300 or 1303. We’re happy to help!

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800 Exchange St. Suite 410

Astoria, OR 97103


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