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Aquatic Facility Closures

1 Alert
March 24, 2020 11:42 AM

Northside and Southside Aquatic Facilities Will Remain Closed for 2020 Season

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions and impacts, the difficult decision has been made to keep the Northside and Southside Family Aquatics Facilities closed for the 2020 season.

Assessor Alerts

1 Alert
July 16, 2020 1:51 PM

Procedure Changes

While the Spokane County Courthouse is closed to the public please contact Cami, the Administrator for the Current Use program by phone at 509-477-4789 or by email cdole@spokanecounty.org Messages will be returned as quickly as possible. Sign-offs can be...

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Board of Equalization

1 Alert
August 13, 2020 1:55 PM

Petition Filing Season

Due to the Order of the Governor, our office will not be open to the public during this petition filing season. Please feel free to call 509-477-2250 and leave a message so we can assist you or you can use the petition below to file.

Please note, we...

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Building and Planning

2 Alerts
March 27, 2020 4:10 AM

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - TEMPORARY CHANGES TO INSPECTION REQUESTS

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation issued on March 26, 2020, all inspections at this time will be placed on hold, unless the building meets the definition as stated by the Governor, of an “essential facility”. There are several projects under...

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September 5, 2019 8:58 AM

SPOKANE COUNTY ZONE CODE AMENDED REGARDING SCHOOL SITING IN RURAL ZONING DESIGNATIONS

The amendment pertains to Chapter 14.618 (Rural Zones) for school siting in rural areas and is a clarification to a previous text amendment in file ZTA-17-02. Resolution number 19-1268 is available on the Building and Planning website.

Communications Office

11 Alerts
March 27, 2020 1:40 PM

COVID-19 and Superior Court Operations

In order to minimize in person contact, the Court is temporarily allowing some access via email.

Superior Court remains committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our Constitutional duties. The Court is considered essential business as declared in Governor Inslee’s Stay-Home-Stay-Healthy order issued March 23,...

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March 20, 2020 5:39 PM

County transfer stations remain open, ask for better social distancing

The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System is working to maintain critical public services.

The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System is working to maintain critical public services, like the disposal of garbage. The North County and Valley transfer stations are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Waste-to-Energy Facility is also...

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March 20, 2020 5:36 PM

PARKS & REC: All play structures are closed until further notice.

Play equipment closed while parks and recreation areas stay open.

All “public” play structures, including swing sets, climbing walls and workout stations within Spokane County are closed due to the challenges of effectively disinfecting these areas and maintaining social distancing guidelines while using these...

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March 19, 2020 4:08 PM

Public Works Bldg remains open - limits public access.

The departments of Building and Planning, Environmental Services and Public Works will maintain current hours of operation with restricted access to customer service areas.

Spokane County, WA – March 19, 2020 – The departments of Building and Planning, Environmental Services and Public Works are housed in the Spokane County Public Works Building at 1026 W. Broadway (east of the County Courthouse). All three departments will...

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March 18, 2020 1:57 PM

Spokane County Regional Veterans Services Office Announcements regarding COVID-19

Effective March 16th, Spokane County Veterans Services Office began responding to clients by providing the option for phone and online communication

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - March 18, 2020 – Effective Monday, March 16th, Spokane County Veterans Services Office began responding to clients by providing the option for phone and online communication so veterans and their families can still reach the office...

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March 18, 2020 1:24 PM

Detention Services Covid-19 information

Spokane County Detention Services have initiated additional public health and safety measures in response to COVID-19, to include the suspension of social visits and volunteers. Read all changes in full description.

• Detention Service lobby closed to the public until further notice
• Social visits suspended until further notice
• Volunteers are not being allowed until further notice
• We are currently checking offenders at intake for signs and symptoms of the virus...

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March 18, 2020 12:25 PM

Treasurer, Auditor & Assessor Move to Virtual Customer Service in COVID-19 Response

Offices of the Spokane County Treasurer, Auditor, and Assessor will move their customer service operations to a virtual format effective March 19th until May 1st. Citizens can still receive services online, via email or regular mail, and by phone.

In response to Governor and Health Authority mandates limiting public crowd size, the Offices of the Spokane County Treasurer, Auditor, and Assessor will move their customer service operations to a virtual format effective Thursday March 19th and lasting...

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March 16, 2020 5:46 PM

COVID-19 Superior Court Operations

The Superior Court bench met on March 16, 2020 to discuss the court's ongoing response to the COVID-19. The court facilities will remain open but there are modifications to operations which should increase the safety of court participants and staff.

Beginning March 17, 2020, the following will occur:

• All jury trials will be suspended through April 24, 2020.
• All jurors summoned to appear through April 24, 2020 are excused.
• All bench trials will be suspended through April 13, 2020.
• The court...

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March 16, 2020 5:09 PM

County Clerk Announces Office Procedures Regarding COVID-19

The Spokane County Clerk’s Office currently remains open during our public business hours of 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday.

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - March 16, 2020 – The Spokane County Clerk’s Office currently remains open during our public business hours of 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday.
All procedures remain in place for filing and requesting documents as well as Legal Financial...

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March 16, 2020 2:08 PM

Public Works Update: Public asked to make sewer payments by phone, mail or online

Access to the fourth-floor of the Spokane County Public Works Building is severely limited until further notice. The fourth floor is the location for the Environmental Services Department, including Sewer Billing and the Regional Solid Waste System.

Sewer bills are due by Wednesday, March 25th and we are asking the public to pay their bills by phone, mail or online.

* Payments by Phone: Monthly sewer charges can be paid by telephone using your bank account, debit card or credit card. Call...

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March 16, 2020 1:48 PM

Events at the Spokane County Fairground Canceled

With the current COVID-19 information received today from the Spokane County Regional Health District, The Spokane County Fair and Expo Center is cancelling all scheduled events with over 250 attendees for the next 30 days, effective immediately.

The events affected as of March 13, 2020 are as follows:

Inland NW Motorcycle Show and Sale- March 13-15, 2020

4-H Tack Swap-March 14, 2020

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show-March 19-22, 2020

Just Between Friends Sale-March 27-March 29, 2020

Gem,...

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County-wide Alerts

0 Alerts
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District Court

2 Alerts
April 2, 2020 5:41 PM

District Court Clerk's customer service windows to reopen

Spokane County District Court will be reopening our customer service windows on a limited basis, effective June 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, it is still preferred you conduct your business with the court by phone or by email if possible. Please see...

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March 16, 2020 11:11 AM

Spokane County District Court has suspended normal operations

Due to the community health concerns and recommendations from public health agencies regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Spokane County District Court has suspended normal operations. This is in accordance with General Court Rule 21 and Washington...

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Emergency Management

0 Alerts
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Golf Course Alerts

4 Alerts
September 15, 2020 4:00 PM

Hazardous Air Causes Temporary Closures Liberty Lake, MeadowWood and Hangman Valley Golf Courses

Temporary Closures of Liberty Lake, MeadowWood and Hangman Valley golf courses due to “hazardous” air quality. To learn more about these temporary closures, click on the "Read More" link below.

May 20, 2020 11:16 AM

Coronavirus Update June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020

Dear golfers,

Governor Inslee announced updates to COVID-19 operations for golf courses in our state. Here are the changes you’ll see:
• Foursomes: We are happy to announce that foursomes will be allowed to play, effective immediately!
•...

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May 11, 2020 1:15 PM

COVID-19 Golf Refunds

For COVID-19 related golf refund requests please refer to the following Policy and Procedures document and Refund Request Form.

April 29, 2020 2:16 PM

Coronavirus Update 4.29.20 and Upcoming Course Reopening

April 29, 2020
Dear golf community,

We are delighted to welcome you back to Spokane County golf courses beginning May 5! We will begin taking tee times over the phone starting tomorrow, April 30, at 8 a.m. for play starting May 5.

Our focus remains on...

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Park System Alerts

6 Alerts
July 27, 2020

Liberty Lake ORV Park Closed Due to High Fire Risk

With increasing fire risk in our region and triple digits in the forecast, the Liberty Lake ORV Parks has been closed. Thank you for your cooperation!

July 23, 2020

Burn restrictions are in place on Spokane County parklands

In response to increasing fire risk, effective 7/20/20, burn restrictions have been implemented on Spokane County-owned and / or managed parkland. For more detail, please click on the link below.

June 19, 2020 4:15 PM

Thinking of floating on the Little Spokane River?

With temperatures increasing people can't wait to get out to the water. Please remember that floating or paddling on the Little Spokane River is ONLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on the last 7 miles from St. George's School down to the confluence.
PINE RIVER PARK...

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June 16, 2020 6:35 AM

Stevens Creek Trailhead re-opened!

Spokane County also has many other trails to offer. Find your destination today by checking out our trail maps!

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March 20, 2020 12:43 PM

COVID-19 Update - Play Structures Have Been Re-opened

Spokane County Health Officer Dr. Lutz has rescinded his previous March 19 playground closure order allowing all play structures within Spokane County to re-open. Staff will be working today through this weekend to remove caution tape & signs.

October 10, 2019 4:00 PM

Bidwell Park is closed for construction

Safety First! Please remember that Bidwell Park is CLOSED for construction.

Parks, Recreation and Golf Department

1 Alert
March 25, 2020 2:57 PM

COVID-19 Safe Start Re-openings & Continued Impacts

Get the latest on current closures, impacts and re-openings to your Spokane County parks, recreation programs, golf course, trails and more by clicking on the link below.

Road & Bridge Closures

0 Alerts
There are currently no alerts for this category.

Sheriff's Department Alerts

0 Alerts
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Solid Waste

1 Alert
August 12, 2019 10:13 AM

Credit Card System Down at North County Transfer & Recycling Station

Due to the recent storm, our credit card system at the North County Transfer & Recycling Station is down. We can only accept cash or check at this transfer station at this time. Credit cards are still accepted at the Valley Transfer & Recycling Station....

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