The three county elected officials made the closure decision in consideration of the health of customers, employees and the community
VANCOUVER – Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Clark County auditor, assessor and treasurer announced Thursday that the Joint Lobby on the second floor of the Public Service Center will continue to conduct business in a virtual format until further notice. The GIS Map Store also is closed to in-person services.
The three county elected officials made the closure decision in consideration of the health of customers, employees and the community. They will re-evaluate the closure as updates are communicated by state officials.
“The decision to eliminate in-person services wasn’t made lightly. This intervention is necessary to protect the most vulnerable amongst us,” said Treasurer Alishia Topper.
“For Clark County property owners who want to apply for the senior or disabled exemption program, online applications are now available. The safety of our senior population is my top priority, and with the introduction of our senior portal, we are able to continue to serve our taxpayers without unnecessary exposure,” said Assessor Peter Van Nortwick.
All services are available either online, by mail, or phone and include:
- Tax payments: https://www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer/payment-options or call (564) 397-2252
- Marriage licenses: http://www.clarkmarriage.org
- Recording: http://www.clarkrecording.org or mail to: PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
- Senior and disabled exemptions: https://www.clark.wa.gov/assessor for online applications or call (564) 397-2391
- Land Records: https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/mapstore/#/landRecords or call (564) 397-4641
- GIS Map Store: https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/mapstore/#/services or call (564) 397-4652
“The Treasurer, Assessor and I are committed to providing excellent service and to keeping our community healthy. Social distancing is the most effective tool we have to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have developed several options for our customers to complete transactions with our offices without coming to the Joint Lobby,” said Auditor Greg Kimsey.
In addition to the online and phone services, a secure processing dropbox has been added to the first floor of the Public Service Center. Recording transactions that are dropped off prior to 4 p.m. are processed same day.
The Auditor’s Auto Licensing and Elections offices at 1408 Franklin St. are also conducting business in a virtual format. Both offices are providing phone service and processing online and mail in transactions.
Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.