Welcome to Skamania County, featuring some of the most scenic and diverse landscape in the world.  Located in southwestern Washington, Skamania County extends from the northern shores of the Columbia River, through the forested ridges and ravines of the Cascade Mountains, north beyond Mount St. Helens, and east to the flanks of Mt. Adams. 

Skamania County consists of 1,672 square miles that includes the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. 80% of the County is National Forest. The County was established in 1854, one of the first counties in the state. It operates under the laws of the State of Washington with a Commission form of government. The County is a general purpose government and provides public safety, road improvement, parks and recreation, judicial administration, health and social services and general administration.

There are eleven elected officials: three County Commissioners, an Assessor, an Auditor, a County Clerk, a District Court Judge, a Prosecuting Attorney, a Sheriff, a Superior Court Judge and a Treasurer. The County population is approximately 11,000, spread throughout the communities of Washougal, Stevenson, Carson, Stabler, Home Valley, Mill A, Willard and Underwood.

For more information about our dynamic county and rich history, please click here.


Proclamation National Volunteer Month-April 2019 click here

Press Release -  Commissioner Lannen is Appointed Chair of Washington State Association of Counties Timber Counties Committee

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is undergoing a planning process to renovate the main park entrance at Beacon Rock State Park and are seeking community feedback.  Project Details:  click here  Survey:  click here

The Skamania County Board of Commissioners hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to consider Resolution 2019-14 Supplemental Budget #2 for 2019 click here.

Proclamation National County Government Month-April 2019 click here

Proclamation National Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1st-April 30th, 2019 click here

Solicitation for Title III application 2019 click here.  For the instructions click here.

Public Notice: Solicitation for 2019 Title III Projects click here.

Notice to the Public: Beginning Monday, March 11 the two south side lower courthouse doors will be closed to public access.  Entry to the courthouse will only be through the main entrance on the second floor at the parking lot.  This action is being taken as a security precaution.  Thank you

Resolution 2018-52 Establishing legal holidays for 2019

Landowner Handbook click here

Shoreline Master Program Information

On September 5th, 2018, the Southwest Clean Air Agency installed a PM2.5 air quality monitor on the Skamania County Fairgrounds.  The monitor uses a new generation of laser particle counters to measure the amount of smoke, dust and other particulates in the air.  To view the air quality in the Stevenson area go to: https://www.purpleair.com/map?#12/45.6915/-121.8925












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Courthouse & Sheriff's Office
PO BOX 790
240 NW Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson, WA 98648
Courthouse Annex
PO BOX 1009
170 NW Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson, WA 98648
Hegewald Center
PO BOX 369
710 SW Rock Creek Dr.
Stevenson,WA 98648