County Departments

It takes a tremendous effort to provide all the services Malheur County is responsible for. Below is a listing of the county offices and departments and a brief description of their responsibilities. Click the department name to learn more about its services and how to contact the department.

Department Responsibilities
Administrative Office County budget, personnel, accounts payable and the car pool.
Ambulance Service District Emergency Medical Services and Ambulance Districts.
Assessor Property valuations, record searches, cartography, sales information, veteran's information, senior citizen's deferrals, B.O.P.T.A., and exemptions.
Circuit Court of Malheur Co

 A State of Oregon entity located in the County Courthouse. They can be reached at 541-473-5171 or at

County Clerk Real estate records, County Court Minutes, Elections, Marriage records, Passport acceptance agent, Notices/Press Releases.
County Counsel Provides legal advice to the County Court, county employees, elected officials and county boards.
County Court The elected body which governs Malheur County.Public Notices
District Attorney Prosecutes all felony and misdemeanor crimes committed in Malheur county. The District Attorney's Office also provides child support enforcement, and victim's advocacy services.
Economic Development Business and industrial development, demographic research and information, grant research and information, economic and community development.
Emergency Management Emergency management, 9-1-1 dispatch center. Alert Sense Sign Up.
Environmental Health Issues septic system permits, is in charge of the solid waste and licensing programs and consultations.
Extension Service Educational programs in agriculture, lawn and garden, youth development, foods, nutrition and family living.
Fair Oversees the county's yearly fair held each August

Health Department

Immunizations; Family Planning; Communicable Disease; HIV Testing and Counseling; Emergency Preparedness; WIC; Vital Statistics (birth certificates/death certificates); Seasonal influenza vaccines; Breast and Cervical Cancer Program; and Maternal Child health nurse home visiting programs. WIC is a nutrition education program that provides supplemental foods and nutrition information to keep pregnant women, infants and children under 5 healthy and strong.

GIS Evaluate and combine County maps and geographic data electronically.
Jail Incarceration of sentenced offenders and other suspects awaiting court procedures.
Juvenile Justice Juvenile crime and delinquency, juvenile dependency, abuse and neglect.
Malheur County Justice Court Ontario and Nyssa municipal courts, trials, small claims, Community court.
Parks Department Bully Creek park, boat ramps and restrooms at various reservoirs.
Planner Zoning permits, land use applications for planning commission actions.

Probation and Parole

Oversees the county's parole and probation, and the work release center.
Road Department Road and bridge maintenance and construction, shop and weed control.
Sheriff's Office Sheriff's administration, civil, concealed handgun licenses, corrections/jail, dispatch, emergency services, patrol and investigation.
State Water Master For more information, see the State of Oregon Water Resources Department at
Surveyor Responsible for survey maps and plats, and corner monument information.
Tax Office Tax mailings, tax collections.
Treasurer Investments, tax disbursements.
Veterans Services Assists veterans in filing claims for benefits.
Weed Inspector

Noxious weed control, educating public of noxious weeds, noxious weed inventory and mapping.