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Nuisance wildlife issues include situations such as raccoons living in your home's attic or chimney, a groundhog living under your shed, or a squirrel inside your home's walls.
If you are in need of assistance with food for your animals we are here to help. Our pick up process is as follows:
Stop by the shelter Wednesday through Saturday between noon and 4 pm to request a food bank withdrawal. It is required that you come into the shelter and answer a few basic questions with one of our team members. The information obtained will be entered into our system to ensure an accurate accounting of animals within our community.
The Central Coast Humane Society has programs to assist with community cats and those unable to afford spay/neuter surgeries. You may reach them at 541-265-3719. They are staffed by volunteers and normally return calls at 3 pm.
Central Coast Humane Society administers funds provided by their own donors, Friends of Lincoln County Animals (FOLCAS) and Beach Bark Funds to assist with community member's pet's medical emergencies. You may call 541-265-3719 for assistance. Please note that they are staffed by volunteers and normally return phone calls at 3 pm.
The Animal Shelter and Animal Services Deputies are primarily funded by our community through an Animal Services Taxing District. In addition, we are supported by fees, including licenses and adoptions, and generous donations by caring people and businesses. Our spay/neuter programs are funded by the Friends of Lincoln County Animals (FOLCAS). Donations to our Medical Trust Fund allow us to provide extensive life-saving care to animals in need.
On average, Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS) adopts or reunites over 1,100 animals per year (100% of healthy/treatable and 88% overall). LCAS provides lost-cost owner request euthanasias and accepts all animals in need, regardless of their behavior or medical condition.
LCAS is a "managed admissions" shelter, which means we accept surrendered pets from Lincoln County as space allows. All lost dogs and injured animals are immediately accepted. Animals are thoroughly evaluated for both health and temperament for our adoption program. Animals receive extensive medical treatment thanks to our medical trust fund, and are cared for by trained staff in partnership with volunteers. We have no breed discrimination rules. We do not euthanize any adoptable animals. All adoptable animals are with us until they find a home, or are transferred to a partner shelter-there is no time limit to their stay.
We do euthanize animals who are a danger to the public, who are suffering mentally and/or physically, or who have communicable diseases that will easily spread throughout the shelter population. The decision to euthanize an animal is never taken lightly, and each case is thoroughly assessed on an individual basis. If an animal must be euthanized, he or she is treated humanely and with respect, and all applicable laws and regulations are followed. Euthanized animals are cremated offsite.
Adoption fees help offset the daily cost of care for our animals, and for the medical treatment they receive ranging from vaccinations to extensive surgeries.
All adoptions include initial vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, and a certificate for a free examination with a local veterinarian. Dog adoptions also include a one-year license, leash, collar, and two free behavior consultations.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your new pet, we are happy to work with you to try to resolve the issue through behavior advice, tips and/or training. If you find that the match still isn't working out, you may return the pet within 7 days of adoption to receive a full refund of your adoption fee. We always welcome back any animal we have adopted.
Every adoption through Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS) includes the spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, flea treatment/wormer, a vet exam, and microchip. Dog adoptions also include a one-year license, collar, leash, and two behavior training sessions. In addition, we evaluate pets for health and temperament, so that we can help match adopters with the pet that's right for them. We also offer post-adoption support to address concerns and questions that may come up after a pet goes home. In all, adopting a pet is a tremendous value for the price.
Most animals are surrendered because the owner's circumstances change, not because there is anything wrong with the animal. People may find that they can no longer afford to care for their animal, they need to move and their new housing does not accept pets, or they no longer have the time to spend with them. Failure to spay or neuter a pet also results in hard-to-place litters, which are then brought to the shelter. Many animals brought to the animal shelter are healthy, temperamentally sound, and terrific companions for their new adopters.
Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS) primarily finds homes for dogs and cats; however, we do help small animals, birds, reptiles and livestock in emergencies. To rehome small animals, we recommend posting their information on Rehome: https://rehome.adoptapet.com/.
Yes, but please be aware that truly feral cats cannot be accepted into our adoption program. If a cat is semi-social, we are able to place them as barn or shop cats. We encourage you to attempt cat deterrents to help solve issues you are experiencing.
We also encourage you to contact the Central Coast Humane Society to learn about local Trap/Neuter/Return options. You can also contact the Feral Cat Coalition for information about caring for community cats. We encourage colony caretakers to take steps to help the cats be good neighbors.
Call an Animal Services Deputy at 541-265-0777. By law, dogs that bite humans and break skin must be quarantined and observed for a 10-day period to ensure there are no symptoms of rabies. If an animal is up to date on its rabies vaccine, it usually can be observed at home. If an animal is not up to date on its rabies vaccine, or if the bite was a particularly dangerous one, the animal may be required to be quarantined and observed at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Unless there is a need for a hearing, the animal will be returned to the owner at the end of the observation period.
Make sure to obtain the contact information for the owner and seek medical attention if necessary. Follow the instructions from Lincoln County Environmental Health. You should also report the bite to Animal Services at 541-265-0777 to file a report and to determine if the animal needs to be quarantined for rabies observation.
Dogs and cats who are current on their rabies vaccines and are exposed to an animal that is known to have rabies will require a 45-day quarantine/observation period, which can most often be done at home. Dogs and cats that are not current on their rabies vaccines require a six-month quarantine period during which time they cannot have direct contact with humans or other animals. Please contact Lincoln County Environmental Health for guidance.
People often vaccinate their dogs against rabies, but fail to vaccinate their cats. Cats are more likely to come into contact with bats than dogs. Even indoor cats have been exposed to rabid bats. It is just as important to keep your cat up-to-date on rabies vaccines as it is your dog.
Under Oregon law, animal caregivers must meet "minimum standards of care," which means care sufficient to preserve the health and well-being of the animal. Essentially, it means animals must be provided with potable water, food, shelter, a clean environment, and proper veterinary care. If you believe minimum care standards are not being met, or if you believe an animal is being physically abused, has been abandoned, or is in immediate danger, please contact an Animal Services Deputy at 541-265-0777. You may also submit a citizen report online. Law enforcement may decide to remove or seize the animal and may place him or her in protective custody with Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS).
You may contact an Animal Services Deputy through dispatch at 541-265-0777 or submit a citizen report online.
Anyone interested in improving the health of Lincoln County.
For more information contact Marianne Seifert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-819-4944.
More information about the CHIP process can also be found at: www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/community-health-improvement-plan-chip-0
Yes, Lincoln County produces a County Voters' Pamphlet for each election. For Primary and General elections, the County Voters' Pamphlets will be bound into the center of the State Voters' Pamphlets. For all other elections, the County Voters' Pamphlet will be included in your ballot packet.
You will receive a voter's pamphlet from the Secretary of State for all statewide elections, which will contain information about state candidates and statewide measures. The Secretary of State is responsible for mailing voters' pamphlets.
The post office delivers one voter pamphlet to each household at an address. The voter pamphlet is not delivered based on registered voters. If you do not receive one, check with your post office or pick one up at the nearest elections office.
No. You only need to update your registration when:
No. If you do not want to be affiliated with a political party, you may check the box which states "Not a member of a party". You may not designate or change party affiliation after the 21st day before the primary election.
No. If you wish to vote in Oregon, you must register in Oregon.
In most cases, you will still be eligible to vote if you update your registration. Contact your county elections office to check your eligibility.
You are required to furnish your full name, signature, and residence address. You will also be asked to provide your date of birth and political party affiliation. You will also need to provide your Oregon Driver's License or Oregon ID number. If you do not have an Oregon Driver's License or Oregon ID, you will be asked to provide the last 4 digits of your social security number.
Major political parties (Democratic and Republican) nominate their candidates at a primary election, which is held on the third Tuesday in May of each even-numbered year. Only a voter who is registered as a member of either political party may vote for that party's candidates at the primary election unless the party opens its primary to voters registered as Not a member of a party. If this is the case, voters who are Not a member of a party must request major party ballots from their county elections office.
Most nonpartisan offices are also on the primary election ballot. Any registered voter may vote for those candidates, regardless of the voter's political party affiliation.
You must complete a new voter registration form.
You may register at any time. However, your voter registration card must be postmarked no later than the 21st day before the election at which you intend to vote.
Anyone who is:
You may register to vote before your 18th birthday or before you are sworn in as a U.S. citizen. You may register to vote any time after your 17th birthday. However, your voter registration card must be sent online, received in person, or postmarked no later than the 21st day before the election at which you intend to vote; you must be 18 and/or sworn in as a U.S. citizen to be eligible to vote at that election. Please call your county elections office for details if you believe you qualify for this registration process.
Absentee ballots are available 45 days before the election. You may request an early absentee ballot from your county elections office either in person, by mail, or by fax.
You may apply in person, by mail, or by fax and must include:
Your voted ballot must be received by your Lincoln County Clerk or a designated drop site by 8 pm on election day.
Please note: Must have election day postmark on your envelope.
After the 5th day before the election, the county elections office is not required to mail absentee ballots. However, you may vote in person at your county elections office through election day.
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot from their Elections Office.
Your ballot packet will automatically be mailed to you 18 to 14 days prior to the election. Each packet contains a secrecy envelope, ballot return envelope, and ballot. Once you vote the ballot, place it in the secrecy envelope and seal it in the pre-addressed return envelope. Be sure to sign the return envelope on the appropriate line after verifying that the return envelope has your name and current residential address.
No. All ballots are separated from the return envelope before the ballots are inspected. This process ensures confidentiality.
Your ballot has been cast as soon as you deposit it in the mailbox or at a drop site. After that, you cannot receive a new ballot to re-vote.
You have the choice of mailing your ballot or returning it to any county election office or any designated drop site in the state. The times and locations of drop sites are provided in each ballot packet. The drop sites are also listed on this website. The sites listed on this website are for countywide elections and may vary for smaller elections.
You can always call your county election office and ask if they received your ballot. A record is kept showing each voter whose ballot has been returned.
Your voted ballot can be returned without extra postage. In those instances where additional postage is necessary, it will be clearly indicated on the ballot materials.
Call your Lincoln County Clerk at 541-265-4131 and staff will assist you.
If you make a mistake, you may call your county election office and request a replacement ballot. One will be mailed to you provided the request is received with sufficient time for mailing. Otherwise, you may pick up a replacement ballot in person at your county election office.
If you have not received your ballot within a week after they are mailed, call your county election office. Staff will check that your voter registration is current. If it is, they will mail you a replacement ballot.
Vote by mail is a method of distributing ballots for an election. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on election day, a ballot is automatically mailed to each registered voter. The ballot is then voted on and returned to the county election office to be counted.
Every county provides privacy booths where you can mark your ballot. Usually, you can drop off your completed ballot at the same location. Call your county election office if you need to locate and use a privacy booth.
No results can be announced until 8 pm on election night. No more than seven days before election day, county election officials may begin preparing the ballots for counting by opening the return identification envelopes and the secrecy envelopes. The ballots may be run through the ballot scanner, however, no tabulation is done until election day.
The voted ballot must be received in any county election office or designated drop site by 8 pm on election night. If you are mailing your ballot it MUST be postmarked with election day postmark.
Initial results are released at 8 pm on election night and will continue to be updated through election night until all ballots have been counted.
Yes, the ballot will still be counted.
Through all our collaborative CHIP work, we aim to uphold these principles:
We will reach our CHIP goals and objectives by focusing on these collaborative strategies in our coordinated efforts:
CHIP development begins with a Community Health Assessment (CHA), which Lincoln County completed in 2018 (full report Community Health Assessment (PDF)). Listening sessions were held with a wide variety of community groups to discuss the CHA results and to select 3 priority areas for the CHIP.
The current CHIP was developed through three workgroups. Each workgroup is responsible for a priority area. The three workgroups and priority areas are: Healthy Living, Mental Health Promotion and Community Resilience, and Substance Abuse Prevention.
Over November and December of 2019, each workgroup convened in two planning meetings. The purpose of these meetings was to develop the plan that will guide our community's work in these priority areas over the next five years.
The 2019 to 2024 CHIP was finalized in March 2020 and is being implemented through coordinated efforts between community-based organizations, engaged community members, and governmental agencies.
Anyone who lives, works, or learns in Lincoln County is welcome to participate in the workgroups.
It is important for the organizations and individuals affected by the plan to be involved with developing and implementing it.
Lincoln County Public Health supports the community organizations and community members involved in the CHIP by facilitating meetings; collecting, processing, and sharing data; and publishing reports for the community.
All food service workers in Oregon must obtain food handler's certification within 30 days of the date of hire (OAR 333-175). To get certified, you must pass the food handler's test, available both online and at our office.
$10 (cash or credit card)
Before taking the test, download the food handler manual, or pick up one from our office, and study it carefully.
Requires an email address and credit card. Upon completing the test, you may print your food handler card directly from the website. Take the test.
Call our office to schedule an appointment. Bring a photo ID and the $10 fee (cash or credit card). Tests are available in multiple languages. Allow 20 - 40 minutes for the test.
If you took the test in our office and need a replacement card, the fee is $5.
Lincoln County Environmental Health36 SW Nye Street Newport, OR 97365
Phone:541-265-4127 (leave a message); Call ahead of time to schedule a test.
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
The Faster Internet Oregon speed test campaign is a statewide broadband mapping effort for Oregonians to report Internet speeds or a lack of connection at home.
The Faster Internet Oregon project will provide decision-makers with data that will:
This campaign will help secure infrastructure funding across the state and ensure the funding is equitably allocated so that everyone has access to fast, affordable Internet service.
Please help us identify Oregon's areas with the greatest need for high-speed broadband by visiting Faster Internet Oregon Website. It takes less than 1 minute!
We are ONLY collecting information on whether you have an Internet connection, the speed of that connection if you do, and your address. We do not ask for your name or contact information.
Privacy is of the utmost importance to the campaign. No personally identifiable information will be stored beyond the address that residents provide. Information will NOT be used for commercial or marketing purposes. Only campaign partners and decision-makers who sign a data use agreement will have access to the household-level data.
Through the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, eligible households may qualify for a discount on Internet service of up to $30 per month and up to $75 per month on Tribal lands. Visit Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Program Website.
No. Even if you’re connected via a mobile hotspot, cable, or satellite Internet like Starlink, please take the speed test. All of this information gives broadband leaders a better understanding of how and where Oregonians connect to the Internet.
Yes! Knowing what locations do not have an Internet connection is just as important.
See the Flu Vaccine Clinic schedule for the latest dates, times, and locations.
See Other Flu Questions and Answers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pregnant women are at increased risk for complications from the flu. All women who will be pregnant at any time during influenza season should be vaccinated. Flu shots will protect women, their unborn babies and will even protect the babies after birth.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Flu Facts
Contact your local healthcare provider or see the CDC website. The Lincoln County Health and Human Services Department will not be offering the Nasal Spray, Intradermal or High-Dose vaccines at this time
See the Centers for Disease Control's website for more information.
A coalition is a voluntary collaboration between individuals and groups who agree to work together toward a common goal.
Coalition building is a strategy that promotes coordination and collaboration and makes efficient use of limited community resources. By connecting multiple sectors of the community in a comprehensive approach, community coalitions are achieving real outcomes.
A well-developed coalition can align our county's many organizations and advocates into a coordinated collaborative network to improve our collective impacts on community health.
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Yes, everyone who applies for a position with Lincoln County is required to submit an application.
Lincoln County does not accept paper applications.
After you have submitted your application, you will see a link to 'Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted.' Select that option to print your application.
All current openings are posted at the Lincoln County Career Page. A separate application must be submitted for each available position for which you wish to apply. Applications must be received on the closing date of the job posting.
When you first apply to a job posting in the Lincoln County online application process, you will need to establish an account, create a Username and Password, along with a reminder question to help you should you forget your password.
We encourage you to complete each part of the application in detail. You can add additional work history and education as needed. Please start with the most recent experience/educational entry when prioritizing your information. Each time you input information, you will need to click on the 'Save and View Application' button. If the system is inactive over 60 minutes, it will automatically log you off.
Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position. Any applicant that requires additional assistance during the recruitment process should call the Lincoln County Human Resources office at 541-265-4157 or email Human Resources.
If you do not already have an email address, free email accounts are available through a number of internet providers. Lincoln County cannot endorse any particular provider, but examples of free email providers include: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, and America Online.
Note: You cannot share email addresses with anyone else. Each individual applicant must have a unique Username and Password and email address.
For questions about specific job postings, call Lincoln County Human Resources at 541-265-4157 or email Human Resources.
For questions about the Lincoln County online application process access our online application guide and continue to read through the questions posted on this page.
If you are having technical difficulties using the system to apply for a job online, contact NeoGov during their business hours, 6 am to 6 pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday at 888-636-4681.
No, you must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. To ensure you will be considered for other positions, watch the Lincoln County Human Resources website for available openings or complete an interest card for email notification of Job Categories or specific Job Classifications.
Users can be confident that they are enjoying the same level of trust and security used by all of the Top 40 websites and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Only authorized employees in the Human Resources Department and authorized staff designated to review specific job openings will have access. Lincoln County does not share its database with other companies.
The most recent application received will be considered. In other words if you apply on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Thursday application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and desired attributes of the position. The Tuesday application will be electronically kept but inactive in our system and archived.
Go to Applicant Login and enter your Username and Password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the 'Edit' link.
Click the 'Add Education' or 'Add Work Experience' links in each section. List education and/or work experience in chronological order, starting with most recent. After each entry, click the 'Save and View Application' button.
To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, you can go to the Applicant Login, enter your Username and Password, and then click on the 'Application Status' tab. You will see a list of your applications and their status.
You will need to log into your account by using your Username and Password click on 'My Account' and then click on 'Edit Contact Information.' This will update your master profile for any agency where you have submitted applications.
Note: This will not update the information you have on file for any jobs you have already applied for.
You will know that you are qualified for the job posting if you review the 'Qualifications' section of the job posting and find that your work experience and educational background meets or exceeds the requirements.
Your application materials, including your answers to the 'Supplemental Questions,' will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and how you meet the desired attributes for the position to which you have applied. Answers to questions about specific experiences must be supported in your work experience statements in the application form. Only those individuals who most closely match the desired attributes will be invited to an interview.
If all the required information is not provided, your application will not be considered.
You must click 'SAVE' to retain the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to clicking 'SAVE,' you will lose any information you entered after the last time you clicked 'SAVE.' If at any time you need to exit out of the application form, click the 'SAVE' button at the bottom of the form. You can return to your application later by logging into your account with your Username and Password. Do not click the 'Back' button on your browser prior to saving your application, or you will lose any information that you entered.
Certain information is required in order for an application to be complete. Required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). The more information you provide, the easier it will be to evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications. Incomplete applications may be rejected so please be thorough. If you would like to include your resume as part of your application, it may be attached as a supplement, but it cannot replace any information required for the application. Please fill out each section of the application, and do not enter "see resume".
On average, allow approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete your application. After you complete the section labeled 'Agency Wide Questions,' you can either click the 'Save and Proceed' button to move to the next step of the application process or click the 'Save Work in Progress' button and complete at a later time.
Note: You must click the 'Confirm' button at the end of the application on the posted close date to be considered for the job posting. Please allow plenty of time to apply online in case you have technical difficulties with your computer. Our advice is to not wait until the last day to apply.
You will be contacted by a representative of Lincoln County Human Resources by email.
You may complete an interest card for email notification of Job Categories or specific Job Classifications. When a position with that title is posted, you will receive notification at the email address you provide.
No, once a closing date for a position has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered. Please continue to visit the Lincoln County Human Resources website and apply for new jobs as they become available. You may also want to complete an interest card to be automatically notified when a position in which you are interested in opens. Interest cards are available by both Job Category and/or Job Classification.
Note: Interest cards will not be sent out for internal job postings.
You may have already created a user account and applied for a job using that email address. If you don't remember your Username and Password click on the 'I Forgot My User Name and/or Password' link, and it will email you the information. If you are not successful please call 1-888-NEOGOV1 and they will assist you.
Note: Each individual applicant must have a unique Username and Password and email address.
Yes, the closing date for each position is listed on the job posting. All application materials (including Veteran's Preference documentation) must be received by the posted close date. Once a position closes, it will be removed from the website and applications will not be accepted.
Job Opportunities which have 'Continuous' or 'Open until filled' listed as the closing date will remain open until all positions have been filled.
Vacancies are filled in a competitive process. If you are not chosen, it does not necessarily mean that there was something wrong with your application, or that you performed poorly during an interview (if selected for an interview). It simply means that someone else was selected who more closely meets our needs for the position. Continue to check our job openings for other jobs that interest you, and apply if you feel you are qualified.
If you know how to use a computer but don't have access to one you may:
An oral examination is an interview.
Lincoln County's online application system will allow applicants to apply for open positions with Lincoln County electronically. This can be done from any computer with an internet connection. Find all current employment opportunities.
You need access to a personal computer with a modern Web browser program and a connection to the Internet.
Everything starts at the Lincoln County Human Resources website. From this page, you can click on the Job Opportunities link on the left hand side of the page. There you will find all open job postings. You should be able to find all the information you need to apply for a job from this page. Please pay special attention to the application instructions the job posting you are applying for to ensure your application materials are submitted timely and correctly.
To begin, you can either look for a job you are interested in and then click 'Apply' to set up your own user account, or you can start by creating your own account so that your profile is set up for when you find a job posting you would like to apply for. Remember to keep a record of your Username and Password once you have set up your account. You will need your Username and Password to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application and when you access the online recruitment system; you will need to input this information in exactly as you created it.
Lincoln County takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server. Only the Human Resources Department and designated staff who are authorized to review applications for specific job openings will have access. Lincoln County does not share its database with other companies. Certain information is kept confidential within the Personnel Department and is not shared with anyone. This would include information on EEO related questions such as sex and ethnicity.
Yes. You will be logged out automatically after 60 minutes of inactivity. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Be sure to click the 'Save Work in Progress' button frequently while working on your application and before you leave the computer for an extended period of time.
Bail money can be sent by mail to the Lincoln County Jail or dropped off at the jail:251 W Olive StreetNewport, OR 97365
We accept U.S. money in the following forms:
You may also deposit money on the AIC's commissary account at Inmate Canteen or the jail's lobby kiosk. AIC's may use money from their commissary account to place telephone calls.
To write an AIC in the Lincoln County Jail, please review the Adult-in-Custody-Mail-Policy-PDF (En Español: Notificación De Infracción De Correspondencia (PDF), which details what and how you can send mail to an AIC and what cannot be sent.
Include your full first and last names and address in the return address section, address the card to:(AIC's Name)c/o Lincoln County Jail251 W Olive StreetNewport, OR 97365
Please be sure to include the AIC's name with the money. We accept cash or money orders only. Deliver the money by:
Please be sure to specify the AIC who is to receive these funds. If you are sending a money order, please make the money order payable to the inmate. You can send money to an inmate online or using a smartphone by going to Inmate Canteen.
Yes, if you turn 18 after January 02, 2022, and you were never found within the jurisdiction of the court. The juvenile department will process the expunction after you turn 18 and your case is closed.
However, if you were found within the jurisdiction of the court, you must apply for expunction.
Download the Application for Expunction (DOC).
The School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are health clinics located in four Lincoln County high schools (Newport, Taft, Toledo, and Waldport) that provide easy access to healthcare for all Lincoln County students, Kindergarten through 12th grade. Lincoln County's SBHCs are staffed by trained, licensed professionals deeply committed to serving the health care needs of young people.
All Lincoln County K-12 students, including Lincoln County School District onsite pre-school and homeschooled students, are eligible to receive care.
According to Oregon Law, students aged 15 and over may access all medical services for themselves. Oregon State law also permits youth aged 14 and older to seek mental health and alcohol and drug services without parental permission. Students under age 15 must have signed parental permission to receive medical services, except for those services defined by Oregon Law which allow students of any age to receive care for sexually transmitted diseases and birth control information and services.
A minor is any person under the age of 18. In general, a minor's age determines whether they are able to access health care services independently or if parental or guardian consent is required. Additionally, some services that a minor can access independently can be kept confidential, while others cannot. This can be helpful information in order to plan the most appropriate health services for children and youth.
Consent is an acknowledgement (usually in writing) of any or all of the following:
All consent should be informed consent (ORS 677.097). Informed consent for health services should be verbal or in writing and includes: a description of the treatment the patient will receive, a description of alternative treatments and a description of any risks involved with the treatment.
Minors who are 15 years or older are able to consent to medical and dental services without parental consent. This includes hospital care, as well as medical, dental, optometric and surgical diagnostic care. This would include services such as:
A minor who is 14 years or older may access outpatient mental health, drug or alcohol treatment (excluding methadone) without parental consent. These services may include:
Providers are expected to involve parents by the end of the minor's mental health, drug or alcohol treatment unless:
For mental health and chemical dependency services, the provider may disclose health information to a minor's parent or guardian per ORS 109.680 if:
Minors of any age are allowed to access birth control-related information and services as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, without parental consent.
Oregon law does not give individuals the ability to consent to sex until the age of 18; however, there are a few important points to consider. Sexual activity is a normal part of development, and according to the 2009 Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 1 of 11th grade students:
Ensuring that young adults have proper resources and information on sexual activity is important for them to make healthy choices.
Oregon law does not give minors a "right" to confidentiality or parents a "right" to disclosure. However, federal law may offer additional protections in some circumstances. When a minor self-consents for health care services, providers are encouraged to use their best clinical judgment in deciding whether to share information with the parent or guardian (ORS 109.650).*‡ However, most people, minors included, expect some level of confidentiality when receiving health care services.
Providers and adolescent patients should discuss usual confidentiality practices, as well the types of information that providers are required to report. This will have an impact on a minor's willingness to seek health care services they may have otherwise avoided. Rules that providers or facilities may have about minor confidentiality and disclosure are not intended to prohibit or discourage minors from accessing needed health care services, but to encourage proper support in the decision-making process.
Oregon law does protect providers from civil liability when a diagnosis or treatment is provided to an authorizedminor without the consent of the parent or legal guardian of the minor. (ORS 109.685).
Cualquier persona que no ha cumplido los 18 años de edad. En general, la edad del menor determina si puede concedérsele acceso a servicios de atención médica de forma independiente o si se necesita el consentimiento de sus padres o tutores legales. Asimismo, algunos de los servicios que el menor puede recibir independientemente pueden tratarse de forma confidencial, pero otros no. Puede tratarse de información útil a fin de planificar los servicios médicos más adecuados para el niño o adolescente.
El consentimiento es la aceptación (por lo general por escrito) de cualquiera o todos los siguientes:
Todo consentimiento debe ser un consentimiento informado (ORS 677.097). El consentimiento informado para los servicios médicos debe hacerse de forma verbal o escrita e incluye: la descripción del tratamiento que recibirá el paciente, la descripción de otros tratamientos posibles y la descripción de todo riesgo que suponga el tratamiento.
Los menores a partir de los 15 años de edad pueden consentir a servicios médicos y dentales sin el consentimiento de sus padres. Estos servicios incluyen atención hospitalaria, así como médica, dental, optométrica y de diagnóstico quirúrgico. Ello incluiría servicios como:
El menor a partir de los 14 años de edad puede recibir tratamiento ambulatorio de salud mental y por consumo de alcohol o drogas (salvo metadona) sin el consentimiento de sus padres. Dichos servicios podrían incluir:
Se espera que los proveedores procurarán la participación de los padres al finalizar el tratamiento de salud mental, por consumo de alcohol o drogas del menor a menos que:
En el caso de los servicios de salud mental y de farmacodependencia, el proveedor puede divulgar la información médica a los padres o tutores legales del menor en conformidad con el estatuto ORS 109.680 si:
Los menores de cualquier edad tienen permitido acceder a la información y a los servicios relacionados con el control de la natalidad, así como a pruebas y tratamiento de infecciones de transmisión sexual (ITS), incluyendo el VIH, sin el consentimiento de sus padres.
La ley de Oregon no otorga a las personas la capacidad de consentir a las relaciones sexuales hasta que cumplan los 18 años de edad. Sin embargo, deben considerarse ciertos aspectos importantes. La actividad sexual es una parte normal del desarrollo, y según la encuesta realizada a los estudiantes del 11o grado en 2009 con respecto a la salud de los adolescentes en Oregon (2009 Oregon Healthy Teens Survey)1:
Para que los jóvenes adultos puedan tomar decisiones saludables, es importante que cuenten con los recursos y información sobre la actividad sexual.
La ley de Oregon no confiere a los menores el "derecho" de confidencialidad ni a los padres el "derecho" a la divulgación. Sin embargo, la ley federal podría ofrecer amparos adicionales ante ciertas circunstancias. Cuando el menor da su autorización para recibir un servicio médico, se recomienda que el proveedor emplee su mejor juicio, desde el punto de vista clínico, para decidir si debe dar a conocer la información a los padres o al tutor (ORS 109.650).*‡ No obstante, la mayoría de las personas, los menores entre ellas, esperan cierto nivel de confidencialidad cuando reciben servicios de atención médica.
Los proveedores y los pacientes adolescentes deben conversar acerca de las prácticas de confidencialidad acostumbradas, así como de la clase de información que los proveedores tienen la obligación de reportar. Eso afectará la disposición del menor para solicitar servicios de atención médica que de otro modo quizá hubiese evitado. Las reglas que los proveedores o las instituciones médicas pudieran tener con respecto a la confidencialidad de los menores y la divulgación no se proponen prohibir que los menores soliciten los servicios de atención médica que necesitan o disuadirlos de ello, sino fomentar el apoyo adecuado en el proceso detoma de decisiones.
La ley de Oregón no protege a los proveedores de responsabilidad civil cuando proporcionan un diagnóstico o tratamiento a un menor de edad autorizado sin el consentimiento del padre o tutor legal del menor (ORS 109.685).
Nurse Family Partnership is a national, evidenced-based program that provides people pregnant with their first baby with their own personal nurse.
We understand that becoming a parent for the first time can be a lot to handle, and our expert nurses are here to support your journey.
Your nurse will provide the support, advice, and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and be a great parent.
Visits can continue until the child's second birthday.
The Program Is Free and Voluntary!
An easement is required when the septic system is crossing property lines. For more information call the Onsite Waste Management Division at 541-265-4192. Also view Easement Form, 2 Lots, 2 Owners (PDF) and Easement Form, 2 Lots, 1 Owner (PDF).
View the Helpful Record-Keeping Brochure (PDF).
View Pumping Your Septic Tank (PDF).
View How Is Your System Located? (PDF)
View Landscaping Your Septic System (PDF).
View Your Septic System: A Reference Guide for Homeowners (PDF)
View So...Now You Own a Septic System (PDF)
View Developing Guidelines (PDF).
An easement is required when the septic system is crossing property lines. For more information call the On-Site Waste Management Division at 541-265-4192.
An alphabetical list and a map of the Lincoln County road system can be viewed here:
County Roads List (PDF)
County Roads Map (PDF)
If your road is not listed, it falls under the jurisdiction of another road authority or is a local access road. Additional information regarding non-county roads is included in our FAQs section.
During normal business hours - call Public Works at 541-265-5747. If it is a county road, we will dispatch our road crew to assess and address as needed. If not a county road, we will direct you to the proper contact as applicable.
After hours, weekends and holidays - call LinCom at 541-265-4231 (non-emergency 911) and they will dispatch to the responsible road authority.
Please call Public Works at (541) 265-5747 for road jurisdiction information. We can tell you if a road is ours or a state highway, city street, local access road, private road or belongs to another entity such as US Forest Service or a special road district. If your road falls under a specific non-county jurisdiction, we can provide contact information. Local access roads are the responsibility of the adjacent property owners.
A local access road, often referred to as a public road, is a road that has been dedicated to the public but has not been accepted as part of the county-maintained road system. The county still has jurisdiction within the rights-of-way of local access roads, but local property owners are responsible for maintenance. Many miles of local access roads exist within Lincoln County.
Fentanyl is a very strong opioid. Although fentanyl is made and used pharmaceutically, it is also produced illegally in Mexico and trafficked into the United States, usually as powder and pills. A very small amount can cause someone to overdose and die.
In Oregon, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue pills made to look like pharmaceutical oxycodone. People who sell or purchase drugs may call these pills "M-30s," "blues," "dirty 30's" or "Mexies." These fake pills are usually blue in color and stamped to look like real oxycodone pills you would get from a pharmacist. Because it takes a very small amount of fentanyl to cause an overdose, one pill can be deadly.
In 2021, Oregon saw 11 fentanyl-related fatal overdoses in ages 0-17 and 53 in ages 18-24.
Youth may use drugs for different reasons.
Fake pills are easy to get at school or via social media.
When youth use illegal pills, they may not know:
Youth need to be educated on the dangers of fentanyl, even if they only try one pill one time. Schools and parents should share the following messages with youth:
Appointments are accepted, and walk-ins are also welcome.
Services are based on Fee for Service, subject to ability to pay. Most insurance carriers are accepted. No one will be turned away for inability to pay and donations are always appreciated.
Lincoln Community School Based Health Centers provide licensed professional providers such as Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Community Health Nurses, and Mental Health Therapists. Certified Medical Assistants provide support and assistance. Medical oversight is provided by the Medical Director of the Lincoln Community Health Center.
Health center services are private and confidential. Health center records will not become part of a student's school record and information cannot be shared with school personnel without written consent.
All services are confidential, however, if it is felt that a student is in danger of hurting themselves or others, or if abuse of any kind is suspected staff are required by law to report this information. Animal bites and certain communicable diseases must also be reported.
During summer break and non-school days, appointments are available at Lincoln Community Health Center locations in Newport, Waldport and Lincoln City. After graduation, students may continue care at Lincoln Community Health Centers. Call 541-265-4947 for an appointment.
You may contact the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Section by dialing 503-934-1258, or by going to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Section website.
You may contact the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Section by dialing 503-934-1258, or by going to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration website.
Oregon Revised Statutes 181.806, 181.807, 181, 808 and 181.809 govern when persons are required to register as sex offenders (see attached statutes). The Oregon State Police, Sex Offender Registration (SOR) Section acts as the state repository for sex offender registrations within Oregon, encompassing adult and juvenile offenders. If you have additional questions, please contact them at 503-934-1258 or visit the Oregon State Police website.
No. When you arrive at our office for your scheduled appointment, you will submit your application (PDF) at that time and pay applicable fees with cash, debit card, credit card, money order, or check payable to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office or LCSO.
Oregon Law states: Possession of a Concealed Handgun License does not authorize you to carry a firearm on any of the following properties: Any Federal facility. (i.e., Federal Court House, Post Office, Social Security Office, in airports, and on airplanes). This does not prohibit the carrying of firearms on federal lands, other than designated wilderness areas, incident to hunting or other lawful purposes. National Forests marked or posted by signs prohibiting all firearms. You may not carry a firearm concealed while upon an Indian Reservation/Indian property without the written permission of the tribal judge. This may also apply to certain casinos that are on the Indian lands. In a courtroom, jury room, judge's chambers or the areas adjacent thereto that the presiding judge determines should be free of firearms to ensure the safety of the litigants, court personnel, witnesses and others. Additionally, many private businesses have conditions regarding the possession of firearms on their premises. If you violate these conditions you could, under certain circumstances, be subject to arrest under Oregon trespass laws, in which case your concealed handgun license would be seized and/or revoked.
Do not bring guns, mace, knives or any type of weapon to the Lincoln County Courthouse.
You may obtain a Concealed Handgun License application (PDF) from this website, or by visiting our office located in the Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 W Olive Street, Roomm 203, Newport, OR between the hours of 8 am to Noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday. You may also request an application be sent to you by calling our office at 541-265-4912.
(Lincoln County, Oregon) To renew your Concealed Handgun License you will need to schedule an appointment by utilizing our online appointment scheduling calendar or by contacting 541-265-4912. You will also need to obtain and complete our application. During your appointment, you will be photographed, and appropriate fees will be collected. Once a background check has been completed, your new Concealed Handgun License (PDF) will be issued and valid for four years.
You must successfully complete a handgun safety class taught by a National Rifle Association (NRA) certified instructor (list of instructors in our area (PDF)). You must bring the certificate or card issued to you to your appointment. You may not apply until you have met this requirement.
You will need to set up an appointment utilizing our online appointment scheduling calendar and complete and submit an application (PDF) during your scheduled appointment time. Applications are available on our website or in our office located in the Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 W Olive Street, Room 203, Newport, Oregon between the hours of 8 am and Noon or 1 and 5 pm, Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays).
You must change your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles before your appointment.
During your appointment, we will make a copy of your current concealed handgun license, review your application and other required documents, acquire your signature, photograph, and fingerprints, and collect the required fees.
Your concealed handgun license is valid for four years from date of issue. Any arrest or involvement in criminal activity may be cause for revocation.
Effective September 25, 2021, fees increase pursuant to Senate Bill 554
You will receive a certified letter from the Sheriff stating the reasons that your license request was denied or revoked.
Yes, if your DD214 indicates that you are competent with a handgun, sidearm, or pistol. If your DD214 does not show this, we will be unable to accept it for competency, even if you did use one of the above firearms while in the service.
Yes. You may visit our office located in the Lincoln County Courthouse at 225 W Olive Street, Room 203, Newport, OR between the hours of 8 am and Noon and 1 and 5 pm, Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays). The change of address may also be accomplished through the mail if you are a Lincoln County CHL holder and your address changed within Lincoln County. Please complete the required change of address application (PDF) and mail it to our office with a payment of $15. We will issue another license with the new address and same expiration date. If you move to another Oregon County, please contact that County Sheriff's Office and they will assist you with the required transfer procedure.
No. Out-of-state concealed handgun licenses are not valid in Oregon by statute, as Oregon is not a reciprocal state. You must have an Oregon Concealed Handgun License in order to carry concealed in Oregon.
No. Unfortunately, we currently do not have the ability to generate automated renewal reminders with our software vendor. Please continue to be diligent by making sure your license is current and valid when you carry.
The hours are:
Monday through Thursday, 8 am to Noon and 1 to 5 pm.
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
You may attempt to find out which other states will reciprocate Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses by calling the National Rifle Association (NRA) Reciprocity Guide at 800-392-8683. You may also research the states reciprocity guidelines via the internet.
Please Note: The Right To Carry reciprocity and recognition between the various states is subject to frequent change through legislative action and regulatory interpretation. These contacts/links are not intended as legal advice or restatement of law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information they provide. You should always directly contact the state you are traveling to for the most accurate and updated information at the time of your travel.
Oregon law prohibits the issuance of a concealed handgun license to anyone who:
Federal law prohibits anyone who has ever been convicted of a domestic violence related crime, misdemeanor or felony, from possessing a firearm.
If disqualifiers apply to you, but you still feel you are eligible for a license, return appropriate documentation, dates, and explanation of circumstances, including court orders surrounding your circumstances for further consideration along with your application.
Arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are late you will need to reschedule or wait until our next available time slot.
Information regarding concealed handgun licensing may be located in the Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 166.
Before paying the tow and storage bill and picking up your vehicle from the tow company, you will need to get an Impound Release Form in person at the Sheriff's Office by providing:
Note: Release forms are only available Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:30 am to Noon and 1 to 5 pm.
If you have had three DUII arrests within the last 10 years, your vehicle may have been towed as a forfeiture per ORS 809.720(b). Please call the County Counsel's Office 541-265-4108 to see if you qualify to get your vehicle back.
If your property has been seized as evidence or is recovered stolen property, you will need to fill out a Property Release Request Form with the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. The DA will send a response to the requester and the Sheriff's Office Property Technician. You will then need to make an appointment with the Sheriff's Office Property Technician where you will provide identification and proof of ownership. If you fail to make an appointment we may be unable to release your property when you arrive.
If your vehicle has been "impounded" to a tow yard, you should contact the tow company directly regarding your personal property. They may allow you to get your registration and proof of insurance out of the vehicle so you can complete the Impound Release Form at the Sheriff's Office.
If your vehicle has been towed as a "DUII Forfeiture," contact the Sheriff's Office Property Technician at 541-265-4912 to set up an appointment to receive your property. This does not include anything that is attached to the vehicle.
Ballots will begin being mailed on October 14th. If you know an address where you will be able to receive mail then, you can add a temporary mailing address on the Oregonvotes.gov - My Vote page or call the Lincoln County Clerk at 541-265-4131.
If you want to use a paper form to provide us with a temporary address download the Oregon Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF).
You can pick up all of your mail (including ballots once they are mailed) at the post office that serves your permanent residence address.
Contact your county election office after October 1st for additional options they may have for pickup. Find yours on the Oregon.gov Elections pages.
No. Ballots are not forwardable. It is one of the security features of our system. You must inform election officials of your temporary address using one of the methods above in order to have your ballot sent there.
No. You do not need to re-register to vote if you are living somewhere temporarily because you have been displaced by wildfires. You just need to let election officials know where to mail your ballot by one of the methods above.
Yes. The ballot you receive will contain the contests for your residential address, not your temporary mailing address.
By appointment only on Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 4:30 pm We are closed on holidays. Please utilize our online appointment scheduling calendar to make your appointment.
Get your fingerprints taken at:Lincoln County Sheriff's Office225 W Olive StreetRoom 203Newport, OR 97365
Payment is accepted in the forms of cash, money order, check, or by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
In most cases, you will take the completed fingerprints with you. You are responsible for routing the fingerprint cards to the appropriate agency following the instructions you received from the person or organization requiring your fingerprints.
You can find surveys affecting your property by using our Interactive Map Application. It includes a HELP feature that describes all of the functions.
Professional Land Surveyors in private practice can perform a survey for you. The County Surveyor's Office doesn't survey private property. We operate a research library where surveys are recorded.
The cost of a survey is negotiated between you and the Professional Land Surveyor performing the work. The County Surveyor's Office can't comment on a private business transaction.
Contact the appropriate city or county planning department. They are the first of several steps in the process of legally dividing property.
Please see our Available Property List.
Property Management administers properties after foreclosure by the County due to non-payment of taxes. Property Management does not handle mortgage foreclosures - you can find mortgage foreclosure information at Sheriff's Sales Status.
Lincoln County Property Assessment and Tax Data Website
Tax amounts are available after certification, generally by the middle of October. You can get current balances due in one of the following ways:
Lincoln County does not recommend payment by a post-dated check. All checks are processed the same day received.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, postpartum women, infants, and children under 5 years of age. WIC provides healthy foods at the right time to promote good growth and development. It's also a source for nutrition education, breastfeeding support, free health screenings and referrals to other community services.
Am I Eligible? Visit the Oregon WIC Program Website to see the latest income guidelines. (May 2021)
Fill out an Interest Form and someone from your county will contact you!
Call the Lincoln County Health and Human Services WIC program at 541-265-4163 to make an appointment at the Newport or Lincoln City office.