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 exemption
 Circuit Court of Malheur County  A State of Oregon entity located in the County Courthouse. They can be reached at 541-473-5171 or here.
 County Clerk Real estate records, County Court Minutes, Elections, Marriage records, Passport acceptance agent.
County Counsel Provides 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 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
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. 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.
GIS Provides support to County Government by creating, analyzing and maintaining Malheur County geographical digital data. 
Health Dept. – WIC Health 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 Services  At a glance: Provides technical support along with data storage, computing, distribution, and communication.
Jail Incarceration of sentenced offenders and other suspects awaiting court
Juvenile Justice  Juvenile crime and delinquency, juvenile dependency, abuse and neglect.
Justice Court of Malheur County Ontario and Nyssa municipal courts, trials, small claimsCommunity court.
Parks Bully Creek park, boat ramps and restrooms at various reservoirs.
Planning Zoning permits, land use applications for planning commission actions.
Probation & Parole Oversees 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 Watermaster The Department’s mission is to serve the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management.
Surveyor Responsible for survey maps and plats, and corner monument information.
Tax Tax mailings, tax collections.
Treasurer  Investments, tax disbursements.
Veteran Services Provides 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.
Weed Inspector Noxious weed control, educating public about noxious weeds, noxious weed inventory and mapping, ordinance enforcement.