County Offices closed due to heavy smoke caused by wildfires


Due to the heavy smoke in Clackamas County caused by the wildfires, the county has closed all buildings to the public and most employees as of 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Employees who provide a critical, essential service will remain working, including public safety and law enforcement personnel and the Emergency Operations Center team.

While many services will still available via remote staff, please note that turnaround times may be longer than normal, and the following services will be significantly impacted:

  • Justice Court will be closed Sept. 10 and 11.
  • Garbage and recycling collection will be affected in many areas. If you are missed this week due to the wildfires, you can put out extras next week. Please see the Inclement Weather Policy for additional details. Questions? Contact your garbage and recycling company.
  • Metro South Transfer Station, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and the Clackamas County Transfer Station are closed to the public until conditions improve.
  • The Gladstone and Oak Lodge library buildings are closed until further notice due to air quality concerns. There will be no staff onsite for pickup services. Staff will monitor email and voicemail remotely.


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