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Posted on: May 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] PUBLIC HEARING: Adopting Zoning Regulations for Establishment of Temporary Homeless Facilities


An Ordinance Repealing and Replacing Interim Ordinance 08-1213-21 and Adopting Zoning Regulations for the Siting, Establishment and Operation of Temporary Homeless Facilities in Unincorporated Areas of Jefferson County


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing is scheduled by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for MONDAY, June 13, 2022 at 10:45 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers, County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Notice of said hearing is to be published in the official newspaper of Jefferson County. 


This hearing is to receive public comment on a proposed ordinance amending the Unified Development Code (UDC) to regulate the siting, establishment and operation of temporary housing facilities in the County.  The amendments address site planning, construction, safety, and operational specifications for temporary housing facilities in conformity with the responsibilities of Jefferson County to meet public Health, safety and welfare requirements; and to provide zoning and land use regulations pursuant to state law and the County’s authority to regulate land use activity within its corporate limits. The ordinance also repeals Interim Ordinance No. 08-1213-21 which promulgated temporary regulations since December 2021.  The draft ordinance and project files are available for viewing on the County website at


You are welcome to participate in this hearing. You will need to join the meeting by 10:45 a.m. using the following methods: VIRTUALLY: Via the following Zoom, link:, PHONE: Dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code: 937-7784-1705# and press *9 to “raise your hand” to be called upon. Access for the hearing impaired can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384, IN-PERSON: This option may be limited as we are operating at 50% room capacity at this time.


To view documents or watch this meeting live with no participation, go to Follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings: Today.” If you experience difficulties joining the meeting or viewing documents please call 360-385-9100 to report any issues.


In addition, written testimony is also invited beginning on June 1, 2022 and ending on June 13, 2022 at the end of the Public Hearing, unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners. Written public testimony may be submitted by Email to:; or by Mail to: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office; PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Testimony must be received by the Board of County Commissioners by the end of the hearing testimony period.