Contact: Kent PattonKent.Patton@snoco.org425-833-3883
Public is urged to continue to take advantage of convenient on-line services
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., June 30, 2021 – Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced that, with the lifting of pandemic restrictions, Snohomish County government facilities will reopen to the public July 6, 2021. When visiting county facilities, visitors and staff are required to follow Washington state and Snohomish Health District guidelines, including wearing masks if unvaccinated. Since a significant portion of the public are vaccinated, hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain low, and Washington state removed most pandemic restrictions, the county will reopen doors to the public that have been closed since March 2020 in response to the pandemic.
“Snohomish County residents have beaten back four waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been vaccinated in significant numbers,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “As we reopen Snohomish County government facilities to the public, we want to ensure everyone is as safe as possible. While the pandemic has not ended and COVID-19 remains a public health challenge, we can safely resume in-person government activities that were suspended in March 2020. The resilience and adaptability of Snohomish County’s employees will continue to serve our residents well.”
The public is encouraged to continue using online access to county services. Some tasks that previously required a special trip to a county facility to perform are now easily completed online, and prior to the pandemic, Snohomish County had already moved many services on-line. Before taking a trip to a county facility, please check if you can conduct your business on-line, saving time and increasing convenience.
Requirements for courtrooms are addressed by Emergency Orders of the Courts. You can find the Emergency Order for Superior Court here and for District Court here.
Some of the facilities that had periods of limited hours and access during the pandemic or provided only on-line services but will once again be physically accessible to the public include in-person customer service counters at the Superior Court Clerks’ Office, Treasurer’s Office, Auditor’s Office (including Elections), Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development Services, Prosecuting Attorney’s, Public Works, reception desks at Sheriff’s Office precincts and Corrections, the law library, restrooms, rental spaces and public meeting rooms.
For specifics on business hours for a particular service, visit https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov.