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1. A fire breaks out. Any fire — even a tiny grease fire in your kitchen — merits a 911 call. A fire can grow and spread rapidly, so call right away even if you think you can put out the flames on your own.
In rural areas many agencies conduct controlled burns that may appear to be wildfires, and many farmers/ranchers burn ditches to clear grass and debris. If you are unsure if the burn is controlled or not, please do not hesitate to call 911 or the non-emergency number.
2. A medical emergency happens. Call 911 immediately for any life-threatening medical problem. These include chest pain, choking, difficulty speaking, drowning, numbness, poisoning, sudden intense pain, severe burns, a suicide threat and other serious medical problems, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.
3. You witness a crime or possible crime. Call 911 immediately if you witness a crime in progress such as an assault, a burglary, hit-and-run, or other crime. Early reporting of a crime ensures the most accurate possible documentation and swift investigation of the crime. Please reserve 911 for immediate emergencies. For crimes not currently in progress, please call the non-emergency number, or the police directly.
4. If you’re in or you see a car crash or hit-and-run. Call 911, especially if someone is hurt or feels dizzy or unwell. For a minor fender-bender with no injuries, and no hazard to other traffic or pedestrians, you can call the non-emergency number for dispatch, or the police directly.
Misuse of 9-1-1 is a class A misdemeanor, which is the most acute of all Oregon misdemeanors. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in a county jail or a maximum fine up to sixty-two hundred fifty dollars. See ORS 165.570 https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/165.570
If you have to call 911, here’s what to do:
That seems obvious, but 911 centers get callers who ask about the weather, current road conditions and even the number for the local pizza joint. Many frequently used public safety related numbers can be found on our homepage.
Other reasons not to call:
Remember that you can reach a police, fire, or medical dispatcher 24 hours a day at 541-575-0195 for all issues.
Many 911 centers operate with only a few dispatchers, so if you call for the wrong reasons, you could delay help for someone with a real emergency.
Remember, misuse of 9-1-1 is a class A misdemeanor, which is the most acute of all Oregon misdemeanors. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in a county jail or a maximum fine up to sixty-two hundred fifty dollars. See ORS 165.570 https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/165.570
No. Setting up visits is done through the Grant County Jail. You may call them at 541-575-1134.
Your probation officer in the county you reside in will perform that task.
You may email Laurie Wright, the Administrative Assistant, or call 541-575-0059.
The County Court meetings begin at 9 a.m. and are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in the County Courtroom located at:CourthouseMain Floor201 S Humbolt StreetCanyon City, OR 97820
Generally, any person who lives in Grant County or whose obligated parent lives in Grant County and any person who has physical custody of a dependent child.
Contact Victims Assistance at 541-575-4026 or visit Crime Victim and Survivor Services.
As a victim in Oregon, you have legal rights. Many of these rights go into effect automatically and can be found in the "Victims' Rights Guide." However, some rights must be requested before they go into effect. A victim, the victim's attorney, or if the victim requests, the district attorney at his or her discretion, may assert and enforce these rights on your behalf. [Oregon Constitution Article 1, Section 42 (4)].
You may request:
PLEASE NOTE some important automatic rights include:
Economic development is simply the creation of wealth in which community benefits are created. There are only three approaches used to enhance local economic development, which include:
No, there is no free money. There are however many loan programs, incentives and resources available that Grant County Economic Development can help you navigate and get set up. For more information, call us at 541-575-1555.
You can email the Grant County Planning Department for all zoning information or call them at 541-575-1519.
Yes, all Oregon businesses must be registered with the State of Oregon. For more information, visit the Secretary of State Business Registration Page.
Economic Development is a county department whose responsibilities include business recruitment, business development, and business expansion, thereby; increasing the number of living wage jobs, promoting traded sector industries and private and public investment in Grant County.
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is the County’s designated marketing organization made up of members. It is guided by a board of directors from diverse backgrounds and experience.
Grant County Economic Development and Grant County Chamber of Commerce have a strong partnership built on many years of collaboration and respect. The two institutions depend on each other’s strengths, leadership and resources to promote Grant County as a wonderful place to visit and an exceptional place to live.
The public can opt-in at Grant County Alertsense Signup. Follow the prompts to register. Alternatively, come in to our office and we can assist you with sign up. Our office is located at:530 E MainSuite 4John Day, OR 97845
Yes, you can. Simply visit Grant County Alertsense, and follow the prompts.
They are a series of Incident Command System online course work through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
All training through the County and online course work is free of charge.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.
Grant County asks everyone to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared, to get training in first aid and emergency skills and to volunteer to support local emergency responders. Volunteers can come from a wide variety groups including, but not limited to:
Grant County Emergency Management can assist you and provide training. Call 541-575-1074 for information or view the Family Disaster Plan Checklist.
To contact the Oregon Trail Electric CO-OP, please call 866-430-4265.
Contact the Oregon Water Resources Department at 503-986-0900 or Oregon Drinking Water Services at 971-673-0405.
Yes, the advisory levels follow the same format.
Yes. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office will establish road blocks to evacuated residential areas and provide patrols.
Complete the employment application (DOCX). If you need a hard copy please contact Human Resources at 541-575-0059.
Building permits are issued through the office in Canyon City. Please contact us for forms and more information at 541-575-1519.
Septic system permits are issued through Harney County onsite septic program. They can be reached at 541-589-2696.
After all applications are screened those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants not selected for interviews will received a letter to this effect.
Building permits are issued through the Grant County Planning Department office located in the Courthouse in Canyon City. Please contact us for forms and more information at 541-575-1519. Contractors who utilize the Oregon e-permitting system can obtain permits here.
Visit OrMap. Alternatively, you may email Alan Hickerson or call 541-575-3783. You may also email Kathy Gillam or call 541-575-0138.
We have a permit application for various requests. We do not charge for any of the permits at this time.