Welcome to Spokane County
This is a beautiful time of year in Spokane County with warm sunny days that are perfect for a round of golf or a stroll along the Spokane River. Spokane County is home to 13 cities and towns that range from the bustling business district of downtown Spokane, to the historic farming community of Latah.
If you're looking for an all-American day trip, then head for Greenbluff in north Spokane County. Once there, join in the fun and take a tractor ride, pick apples, treat yourself to pumpkin donuts, get lost in a corn maze - and have a wonderful time in Spokane County!
Voter Registration Deadlines for General Election
Do you want to vote in the November 4th General Election but still haven’t registered? There are some important deadlines coming up!
You have until Monday, October 6th for online and mail-in registration. However, if you can’t make that deadline, you still have until Monday, October 27th to register in person at the Spokane County Elections Office (1033 W. Gardner Avenue, Spokane).
For more information about voter registration, contact the Spokane County Elections Office at (509) 477-2320.
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane has been in operation since 2010, and is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones, VoIP phones, and email addresses with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell phone number and request email notification.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Initiative 502 (I-502) was approved by Washington State voters on November 6, 2012.
I-502 removes the legal prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana, subject to licensing and regulation by the Liquor Control Board; allows limited possession of marijuana by persons aged twenty-one and over; and imposes 25% excise taxes on wholesale and retail sales of marijuana, earmarking revenue for purposes that include substance-abuse prevention, research, education, and healthcare.
The implementation of I-502 is the responsibility of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Over the course of implementation, the Liquor Control Board's I-502 Implementation site provides the most current information. Please be sure to check the site often for updates.
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!