Wahkiakum County Information and Resources

Building and Planning Department

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mail: PO Box 97 Cathlamet WA 98612
Address: 64 Main Street, Third Floor, Cathlamet WA 98612
Phone: 360-795-3067
Website: https://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/280/Building-Planning

Wahkiakum County Website

This is the official county site and has a TON of info.

Septic information is found under the “Departments” tab, “Environmental Health,” “Onsite Septic Permits.”  There are links on the right-hand side of the page for some excellent septic informational documents as well.  There are also some great links on the bottom of the page to explore: Maps, Property Search, etc.…

Website: https://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce site showcases local events and businesses.  They have a great staff and they are AWESOME!  Reach out and ask them about Wahkiakum.

Website: https://cathlametchamber.com

Wahkiakum PUD

The PUD provides both power and water to all homes/sites on Puget Island and power to the rest of the county.  They also manage other water systems in the county to ask to be sure what utilities the Wahkiakum PUD can offer your property. 

Website: http://www.wahkiakumpud.org

The Town of Cathlamet

The Town of Cathlamet provides sewer and water within city limits… this page also has a link to the Municipal Code, which includes building and planning information.  Their office hours vary, so make sure you check them before you go!

Website: https://www.townofcathlamet.com

The Wahkiakum Eagle

Our local newspaper… Read the Sheriff’s Report. Lol!  You can subscribe for weekly delivery for just $40 per year! (It’s only $35 if you live in Wahkiakum.) It’s easy to sign up through their website… just hit “Subscribe” on the bottom of the page.

Website: http://www.waheagle.com

Wahkiakum County Property Map

This is the link to the interactive county property map.  Clicking a parcel brings up a box that shows the ID#, the owner and the legal acreage.  When you “Click Here for Tax Information” you will be taken to the county Assessor’s page for that particular parcel.  This page is a must read for a potential property!

On the right side of the screen there is a box for “layers” options. This will give you options of different types of county data to overlay on the aerial map… pretty neato!  This is a fun tool to use to explore property all around the county.

You can also look up Assessor information on the county webpage by clicking the “Property Search” icon on the bottom of the page.  It is easiest to use the address search function and type in ONLY the number and leave all other fields blank… hit “Search.”  Choose the correct property from the list.  There won’t be too many to choose from and it’s the best way to make sure you find a property.

Click to see the website

Wahkiakum Wikipedia Page

The Wikipedia Page for Wahkiakum County included demographics, census information, geology and history.

Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahkiakum_County,_Washington

Ferry Information

This page houses info about the Puget Island Ferry, the Oscar B..  They have travel alerts, schedules, rates and information.

Website: https://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/252/Ferry

Stanley's Sanitary Service

Address: 102 Main Street #203, Cathlamet, WA 98612   Phone: (360) 795-3369

The primary garbage service for Wahkiakum County East of KM.

Peninsula Sanitation Service

Peninsula Sanitation Service is the primary garbage service for Wahkiakum County west of KM and Pacific County.

Website: http://peninsulasanitationservice.com/

Wahkiakum County School District

Wahkiakum School District, nestled along the ever-flowing waters of the Mighty Columbia River, strives to ensure that each and every student receives a tailored education that will lead to eventual success in their lifelong pursuits.

Website: http://wahksd.k12.wa.us/

Naselle Grays-River Valley School District

The mission of Naselle-Grays River Valley Schools is to create a caring educational environment where relevant life-long learning is promoted, citizenship is honored, and each student is inspired to excel.

Website: http://www.naselle.wednet.edu

River Mile 38 Brewing Company

River Mile 38 Brewing Company is located at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet.  It’s the perfect place to unwind and consider the property decisions in your life. 😊

Website: https://www.facebook.com/RiverMile38

Computer Link Northwest, LLC

Over 20 years experience, locally owned, and operated, CLNW offers excellent support, training, design and devlopment for your technology needs.

Phone: 360.545.3472

Website: https://www.clnw.com