Washington State has one of the strictest dangerous dog laws in the nation. It is the owner’s responsibility to control his or her animal. Failure to do so may result in criminal prosecution as well as civil suit.
The Sheriff’s Office does not become involved in any evictions until you obtain the “Writ of Restitution”. There are several steps you must take prior to obtaining this document. They can be explained to you by your attorney. Another helpful resource is the pamphlet “Landlord/Tenant Laws” which is put out by the Office of the Attorney General and copies can be obtained through the Attorney General’s Office or the Sheriff’s Office.
Click here for a copy of the Washington State Attorney General's Office pamphlet on the Landlord/Tenant Law.
How do I get a protection order?
If you are a victim of domestic violence, this information will help you decide if you need a court order for protection and explain how to get one. There are three types of court orders that can protect you depending on whether other legal proceedings have already been filed. You can get:
- An Order for Protection (whether or not a criminal charge or domestic relations case has been filed).
- A No Contact Order (if a criminal charge has been filed against the abuser).
- A Restraining Order (only if a domestic relations case, such as a divorce or child custody action has been filed).
Before you seek an order:
If you are attacked (physically assaulted), call 911 immediately.
The deputy must arrest the abuser if:
- you are or were in a domestic relationship, and
- the deputy must have reason to believe an assault occurred within the past four hours.
For further information contact Chief Civil Deputy at:
(360) 385-3831 extension 390 or directly at (360) 385-9390.
Specialized Forest Products Permit Validation
Permits to transport or harvest Specialized Forest Products can be obtained and/or validated during regular business hours.
In Washington, timber harvesting and related activities on private lands (road construction, water crossings and diversions, chemical application, reforestation and debris disposal) are regulated by the State's Forest Practices Act and Forest Practices Rule. The Act and subsequent rules protect water, fish, wildlife and capital improvements of the State and its political subdivisions while maintaining a viable forest products industry.
Wood Cutting Permit : Permits for cutting on state lands are issued from the DNR.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is always interested in hiring qualified, enthusiastic individuals for open positions. Please take the opportunity to visit the County employment announcements for current vacancies. An employment application may be printed out using this link.Crime Report
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has provided a copy of our "mail-in" reporting form for property crimes under $1,000. The form may be printed out and once completed, it may be mailed to us.Online Tips
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office encourages individuals with information related to possible criminal activity to work with us to resolve these issues. Please submit your tip using our online contact form.Concealed Pistol Permit Application Instructions
This link provides basic information to help you complete the form necessary to obtain a concealed weapons permit.Concealed Weapons Permit Application
The State of Washington is no longer providing the application form online. Click here to view more information about Concealed Pistol Permits.Feedback
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Vacation checks are provided for short-term vacations, not for snow-birds. To enroll for a vacation check, print out and complete the form and mail it to the Sheriff's Office at the address provided on the form.