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The official page of making government work.


Here’s where you’ll find all the departments and divisions that make Washington County work for everyone. You can access hundreds of information categories from A-Z; use our property tax calculator; take a journey through our Transparency Portal; see the weekly meeting schedule of the County Commissioners.

Those are just a few of the things you’ll find here. Whatever the reason you logged on, we’re glad we could help.

For most purposes, Washington County acts through its Board of County Commissioners (BoCC).  The three-member board acts, by majority vote of a quorum present, to adopt ordinances in those limited areas for which specific authority has been given by the State Legislature, and to adopt resolutions to conduct all of its other business.

The BoCC performs legislative, executive and quasi-judicial functions.  The Board serves as the legislative, policy-making and administrative body governing the unincorporated areas of Washington County.

The BoCC appoints a County Administrator to carry out the policy directions of the Board and to supervise and coordinate the work of the staff in the departments that fall under the direct control of the Board.  With the exception of the Sheriff's Department, the County Administrator will have authority over all County Departments under the BoCC.