Public Works

  1. Lake Leland boat launch closure March 10-11, 2021

    The construction project at Lake Leland Park Boat Ramp area is rescheduled for March 10-11th, 2021. Read on...
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    Beginning February 15, 2021 the Cape George Trailhead County Park side trails will be closed for a forestry project. The Larry Scott Trail and parking area will remain open during this project. Read on...
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COVID-19 operations updates

Public Works offices are closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to serve you by phone, email, mail, and drop box in our office entryway at 623 Sheridan Street in Port Townsend.

Public Works operations changes are listed below. Updates will be posted as changes occur.

Parks & Recreation

Visit for current information on closures.

Solid Waste operations

The Transfer Station, Quilcene Drop Box, and Household Hazardous Waste facilities are open to the public on their normal schedules. Expect longer wait times at the Transfer Station. For more information visit or call 360-385-9160.

Road Maintenance operations

Road maintenance operations continue normally. We are taking precautions to protect personnel so we can avoid disruption to essential services like county roads. Call 360-385-0890 with questions.

Transportation & Engineering operations

We are halting in-person appointments at department offices until further notice. Submit permit applications and other materials by mail, use our entryway drop box, or email them to Call 360-385-9167 with questions.

You may mail permit payments or we can invoice you for them. Permits will not be issued without payment. Permit applications and fee schedule are available at For any permit-related questions, contact Terry Duff at 360-385-9159 or by

We ask you to allow Public Works staff to conduct site inspections alone to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If this is not possible, you must maintain a social distance of 6-feet or more. Under certain circumstances, we may waive pre-construction meetings.

Public Works is doing what we can to mitigate risk to the public and our staff. We hope by taking these steps we can help slow the spread of the virus in our community. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented time.