Updated Business Practices for Washington County Offices and Buildings

UPDATED April 3, 2020

Download the Updated Business Practices Statement

Beginning Friday, April 3 2020 Washington County Offices will be conducting business in a modified manner to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines recommended by Federal and State agencies. All Washington County offices will be open for business via phone call; email and regular mail. If a matter cannot be resolved remotely, please contact the office you need to do business with, and make an appointment so that your matter can be resolved. You must call or e-mail ahead for an appointment as the doors at County facilities will be locked and access will only be granted to those who have called or e-mailed ahead for a scheduled appointment time. We encourage all people who need services to access these online or over the phone if possible. The State of Nebraska has cancelled all Drivers License testing until further notice. Anybody wishing to attend a court hearing will have to have approval from the court in order to be granted access inside the Courthouse.

Washington County officials want to provide the safest environment as possible for employees and people who are inside the courthouse conducting business. In accordance with the Governor’s recommendations we will not allow more than 10 people to congregate in open areas throughout County office and spaces.

Until further notice, regularly scheduled Washington County Board of Supervisors meetings (2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 3 pm) and Planning Commission meetings (1st Thursday @ 7 pm) will go on as scheduled with the Public having access through online services. Please visit the County website for details.

Washington County officials will monitor the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines daily and make adjustments to our Business practices and services to the public as needed. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these very challenging circumstances.


Respectfully, your Washington County Officials

Office Contact Phone Number e-mail
Assessor Steve Mencke (402) 426-6800 smencke@washingtoncountyne.org
Attorney M. Scott VanderSchaaf (402) 426-6811 countyattorneyoffice@washingtoncountyne.org
Clerk Barbara L. Sullivan (402) 426-6822 clerk@washingtoncountyne.org
Clerk District Court Susan K. Paulsen (402) 426-6899 districtclerk@washingtoncountyne.org
County Extension Tracy Behnken (402) 426-9455 tbehnken2@unl.edu
Election Commissioner Barbara L. Sullivan (402) 426-6822 clerk@washingtoncountyne.org
Emergency Manager Dan Douglas (402) 237-7471 Cell/Text emergencymgr@washingtoncountyne.org
Highway Superintendent Bill Hansel (402) 426-6844 washcohwysupt@yahoo.com
Planning & Zoning Administrator Chris Shewchuk (402) 426-6872 cshewchuk@washingtoncountyne.org
Register of Deeds Carolyn Stodola (402) 426-6824 registerdeeds@washingtoncountyne.org
Sheriff Mike Robinson (402) 426-6866 sheriffrobinson@washcosheriff.org
Surveyor Gary Tinkham (402) 426-6877 surveyor@washingtoncountyne.org
Treasurer Marjorie S. Hoier (402) 426-6888 treasurer@washingtoncountyne.org
Veterans Services Officer Dennis Cordle (402) 426-6838 veteranservices@washingtoncountyne.org
Weed Superintendant Michael Smith (402) 426-6844 washcoweed@abbnebraska.com
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