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These web pages are part of our commitment to provide easy access to dog control issues, aid in the reporting of lost and found dogs, legal information on dog issues, obtaining a dog license, and providing information on county dog services provided to the community. 
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Sheriff's Office
901 Port Ave.
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-366-4644
open 24/7
Contacts
Kadell, Roger - Animal Control Officer
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-5153
Sue Martin
Contacts
Martin, Sue - Assessor
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230 Strand St.
County Courthouse Room 338
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-7243
Jacyn Normine
Contacts
Normine, Jacyn - Board Office Administrator
The Building Division is entrusted with achieving compliance with applicable State laws and adopted building codes in regard to building design and construction within unincorporated Columbia County and the City of Rainier. Building codes are in place to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structure. Our services include plan review, permitting and inspections.
Suzie Dahl Information
230 Strand St
Historic Courthouse
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Contacts
Dahl, Suzie - Building Official
The Department of Community Justice works to reduce criminal conduct and help keep residents of Columbia County safe. We do this by providing evidence-based programming and interventions for adults and juveniles that aim to prevent individuals from re-offending, while also addressing the underlying issues of crime. Our department partners with community groups and human services agencies, and provides a continuum of supervision, incarceration and programming to manage adult and juvenile offender behavior.
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St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-6645
Contacts
Barnes, Anthony - Work Crew Supervisor
Hecht, Justin - Adult Division Supervisor
Tyacke, Stacia - Juvenile Division Manager
Welch, Erin - Director, Community Justice
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-7266
Elizabeth Huser
Contacts
Clack, Don - Elections Manager
Huser, Betty - County Clerk
Klug, Debbie - Clerk's office
The Columbia County Counsel’s Office provides legal advice and services to elected and appointed County officials. We cannot provide legal advice to citizens. For your convenience, we have added links to commonly requested information and documents, belo
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230 Strand St.
Historic Courthouse, Room 20
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-366-3925
Contacts
Hanson, Sarah - County Counsel
Johnson, Kelly - Legal Assistant
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-2760
Jeff Auxier
Contacts
Auxier, Jeff - District Attorney
Faltersack, Janice - Advocate/Program Administrator
Hunt, Dawn - Office Manager
Walton, Victoria - Support Enforcement Agent II
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230 Strand St.
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: (503) 397-7266
Contacts
Columbia County Department of Emergency Management works to provide an effective county-wide emergency management program to minimize the loss of life, property, and resources resulting from major emergencies and disasters.
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-366-3904
Shaun Brown
Contacts
Brown, Shaun - Deputy Director
The Columbia County Finance Department is responsible for tax collection and for the financial administration of the county including payroll, budgets and accounts payable. The Finance Department currently holds the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial reporting and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, both bestowed by the Government Finance Officers Association, in recognition of the high professional standards maintained by the department.
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230 Strand Street
Saint Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: (503) 397-7251
Contacts
Dreyer, Pam - Accounting Clerk I
Kallstrom, Louise - Finance Director
Kelley, Katie - Accounting Clerk 3
Merlette, Nancy - Accounting Services Manager
Sullivan, LaVena - Procurement/Finance
Trenton, Mindy - Accountant I
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1054 Oregon St.
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Solid Waste Coordinator
Contacts
There is a deep satisfaction in knowing you're making a positive impact on people's lives.  We believe in the honor and value of public service.  Because of the unique responsibilities entrusted in us, we commit ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct and we accept full accountability of our actions.
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230 Strand Street
Saint Helens,
OR
97051
Jeanine Hohn
Contacts
Hohn, Jeanine - Director
Kammerzelt, Tina - Office Specialist
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1001 Bridge St.
P.O. Box 128
Vernonia,
OR
97064
Fax: 503-429-0151
Diana Taylor
Contacts
Our focus is public safety, stability and accountability. We work with youth and families to enable skill development and competencies in those we serve.
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Historic Courthouse
230 Strand Street
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 5033977256
Contacts
To provide quality, customer-oriented services to Columbia County citizens and other Department customers in the implementation of goals, policies and standards of the Board of Commissioners as expressed in the County's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning, Building, On-Site Wastewater and Solid Waste codes in order to create a functional and sustainable quality of life and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Columbia County.
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-366-3902
Teresa Golson
Contacts
Dahl, Suzie - Building Official
Golson, Teresa - Office Manager
Laird, Matt - Planning Division Manager
Schminke, Karen - Director
The Columbia county Parks, Forests and Recreation Division manages some of the most diverse and beautiful lands in the county. From protected beaches to secluded forests, visitors can find a multitude of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. Outdoor lovers can find a multitude of recreational activities, including world class windsurfing, year-round fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, birding, cycling, camping, picnicking and even rural aviation.
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Riley Baker
Contacts
Baker, Riley - Interim Director
Holter, Zach - Office Coordinator
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 888-204-8568
Contacts
Beaupre, Suzanne - Health Promotion Specialist
Bell, Heather - Community Health Nurse Supervisor
Christman, Mike - Environmental Health Specialist
O'Connell, Erin - On-site wastewater
Osborn, Daniel - Environmental Health Specialist
Parrott, Anne - Preparedness Coordinator
Paul, Mike - Public Health Director
Rodgers, Lillia - Disease Investigation Specialist
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1054 Oregon Street
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-7215
Julie Wheeler
Contacts
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Kadell, Roger - Animal Control Officer
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Nathan Woodward
Contacts
Woodward, Nathan - Surveyor
The Columbia County Tax Collector receives the assessment and tax roll from the County Assessor in October each year.  Tax statements are mailed by staff in the Tax Collector's office, who also process payments received. Property tax payments are then turned over to the County Treasurer for distribution to the public school districts, cities, fire protection districts, urban renewal districts and other municipal entities that serve the community within Columbia County.
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230 Strand St
St. Helens,
OR
97051
MaryAnn Guess
Contacts
Guess, Mary Ann - Treasurer / Tax Collector
Kelley, Katie - Accounting Clerk 3