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.

DepartmentResponsibilities
Administrative OfficeCounty budget, personnel, accounts payable and the car pool.
Ambulance Service DistrictEmergency Medical Services and Ambulance Districts.
AssessorProperty valuations, record searches, cartography, sales information, veteran’s information, senior citizen’s deferrals, B.O.P.T.A., and exemption
BuildingCompletes plan review and inspections – issues building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits
Circuit Court of Malheur CountyA State of Oregon entity located in the County Courthouse. They can be reached at 541-473-5171 or here.
County ClerkReal estate records, County Court Minutes, Elections, Marriage records, Passport acceptance agent.
County CounselProvides legal advice to the County Court, county employees, elected officials and county boards.
County Court (Commission)The elected body which governs Malheur County. Public Notices
District AttorneyProsecutes 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 DevelopmentBusiness and industrial development, demographic research and information, grant
research and information, economic and community development.
Emergency ManagementEmergency management, 9-1-1 dispatch center. Alert Sense SignUp.
Environmental HealthIssues septic system permits, is in charge of the solid waste and licensing
programs and consultations.
Extension ServiceEducational programs in agriculture, lawn and garden, youth development, foods, nutrition and family living.
FairOversees the county’s yearly fair held each August. The fairgrounds are busy year round with a variety of events. Please check out our website to find out more about using our facilities and to find the most current information about upcoming events.
GISProvides support to County Government by creating, analyzing and maintaining Malheur County geographical digital data.
Health Dept. – WICHealth Department: Immunizations; Family Planning; Communicable Disease; HIV Testing and Counseling; Emergency Preparedness; 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.
Information ServicesProvides technical support along with data storage, computing, distribution, and communication.
JailIncarceration of sentenced offenders and other suspects awaiting court
procedures.
Juvenile Justice Juvenile crime and delinquency, juvenile dependency, abuse and neglect.
Justice Court of Malheur CountyOntario and Nyssa municipal courts, trials, small claims, community court.
ParksBully Creek park, boat ramps and restrooms at various reservoirs.
PlanningZoning permits, land use applications for planning commission actions.
Probation & ParoleOversees the county’s parole and probation.
Road Road and bridge maintenance and construction, shop and weed control.
Sheriff Sheriff’s administration, civil, concealed handgun licenses, corrections/jail, dispatch, emergency services, patrol and investigation.
State WatermasterThe Department’s mission is to serve the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management.
SurveyorResponsible for survey maps and plats, and corner monument information.
TaxTax mailings, tax collections.
TreasurerInvestments, tax disbursements.
Veteran ServicesProvides assistance and guidance to Malheur County Veterans and their dependents for benefits provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the state of Oregon free of charge.
Vector Control DistrictMalheur County Vector Control is here to monitor the presence of the West Nile Virus in thee Culex mosquitoes. Once the virus is detected, then the Malheur Vector Control will apply pesticides to the proven affected areas as well as continue to monitor for the virus. However until the virus is detected, we will focus our effort on applying larvacides and testing the culex population for the West Nile Virus.
Weed InspectorNoxious weed control, educating public about noxious weeds, noxious weed inventory and mapping, ordinance enforcement.