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Partial Year License Charge - depends upon application date:
July 1-31: $23 August 1-31: $21 September 1-30: $19 October 1-31: $17 November 1-30: $15December 1-31: $13January 1-31: $11February 1 - June30: $10 Temporary License Charge: $10 per month
The City Council do not have offices at City Hall but can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Written correspondence can be dropped off at the City Manager's office at City Hall located at East 5th Street, Port Angeles.
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Email the following information and attach items listed below to Customer Service at email@example.com:
In most cases, utility service can be made available the same day if you apply before 12:00PM.
Meters must be accessible to meter readers at all times.
A $25 connect charge will appear on your first bill.
For residential solid waste services, please fill out and return the Solid Waste Services Request and Change Form.
Yes, you can pay online or over the phone. For more details, click here.
Yes, please fill out the Budget Billing Plan Application and email it to Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City will contact you regarding the budget billing amount, or you may call Customer Service at 360-457-0411 ahead of your request and we will inform you of the budget bill amount. Please note that each June is the settle up month, where the City bills for the actual amount due after a year of budget billing. You may owe the City more than your regularly budgeted amount or you may be owed a refund depending on what charges you actually accrued while on the Budget Billing Program.
If you are unable to pay your utility bill by the due date, please call Customer Service at 360-457-0411 to discuss next steps. A payment plan may be set up to bring your account current and keep your services from being disconnected.
If money is tight and you need a little help with paying for utilities, look into the City's Utility Discount Program (PDF) or contact one of the several Local Resources (PDF) who may be able to provide assistance.
Click here to view the City's flyer regarding financial assistance available by local agencies for utility, rental and mortgage relief.
The City offers a conservation program that may assist in helping you keep your costs down. Please visit the Conservation page or call 360-417-4718.
If you are a full service customer and are not at the residence for extended periods of time, you may opt to disconnect the water service, which in turn may stop wastewater, solid waste, and water charges from accruing. There is a $25 reconnect fee for when you reinstate the water service.
Solid Waste (Garbage) offers different levels of service that may cost you less.
For low income customers, the City offers a Utility Discount Program.
For more details or questions, please call Customer Service at 360-457-0411.
Stormwater is also transported in roadside ditches or culverts, and in some areas may enter the combined sewer system and be transported to the wastewater treatment plant.
The city must meet six minimum control measures:
To report issues with traffic signals please call 417-4724. If you're calling between 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or on a weekend or holiday and it's an urgent matter, please call 417-4726.
You can request notification of planned outages by completing a Life Support Power Outage Notification form - please visit the Light Operations page for further information and a link to the form.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
The City provides a map that identifies properties and their zoning districts. Click here to access the map. You will be prompted to check a box on the lower left side of the screen agreeing to terms and conditions to access the maps, then click Okay. You can view instructions on how to use the map here.The requirements for each zone are summarized in Port Angeles Municipal Code Title 17.
Property lines must be determined through a survey. If your property has had a survey in the past, it may be in your title report, or be recorded with the Clallam County Recorder’s Office. It may be helpful to search the Recorder’s website for neighboring properties to see if they recorded a survey.
You may need a permit to cut trees on your property. Please make sure that the trees you want to remove are not located in publicly owned right-of-way or within an environmentally sensitive or critical area or designated buffer for such as wetlands, the marine bluff, stream ravine, or stream corridor.
For access to city software to locate the general boundaries of your property visit the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping here. A short tutorial can be viewed here.
For more information on critical and environmentally sensitive areas and their regulations visit the City’s municipal code here.
With upstarts and online companies becoming more popular with online retail stores, tables at farmers markets, or just a small artisan craft operation, many Port Angeles residents are interested in trying their hand at starting a small business. If you’re interested in running a small business from your residence, you may need a permit. Please click HERE to read the City’s regulations on Home Occupations. If your desired business is not listed, please contact City Staff to get an understanding of your venture.
Critical areas (CA’s) and environmentally sensitive areas (ESA’s) include wetlands, flood zones, shorelines, ravines, streams, the marine bluff, and their associated development buffers. Each type of ESA has distinct regulations and requirements for development and disturbance.
Chapter 15 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code (PAMC) regulates these type of land uses.
Wetlands: Chapter 15.24 PAMC
Shorelines: Chapter 15.08 PAMC
Flood Zones: Chapter 15.12 PAMC
ESA’s: Chapter 15.20 PAMC
Please call before you dig (811), regardless of the situation.
Short Term Rentals through companies like AirBNB and VRBO have grown in significant popularity over the last ten years. Many property owners are curious as to the rules on how they can have one in their home. Short Term Rentals are outright permitted in the following zones:
They can also be allowed in the CO – Commercial, Office zoning district through a Conditional Use Permit. If you’re in this zone and interested in having a Short-Term Rental, please contact City Staff on how to obtain the proper permits.
If you’re in the Residential, Low Density, or Industrial zoning districts such as the R7, R9, R11, IL, or IH, this type of use is not allowed as a permitted or conditional use.
You can identify the zone your property is within by following the instructions in the "What Zone is My Property In" FAQ in the Planning Division Section.
Fingerprinting for employment, identification, or background check purposes is provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. for a fee of $25.
Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL) are issued by the Port Angeles Police Department for city residents only. Anyone living outside the city limits, but within Clallam County, must contact the Clallam County Sheriff's Office. To apply, complete the entire application form and have a background check that includes fingerprinting. New applications are $49.25. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Generally, qualified applicants will receive their CPL within two weeks, however the law provides for up to a 30-day delay. Delays are often beyond the department's control so allow sufficient time for processing.
Here is a document created by DOC to help explain a felons firearm restrictions: Felons and firearms
-Within City limits-
For residential solid waste services, please fill out and send the Solid Waste Services Request and Change Form to Customer Service at email@example.com.
When you start your utility service, look for a 90 gallon green cart at your location. If you cannot find it, contact City Garbage Collection at
If you select recycling or yard waste on the form, allow a minimum of 5 business days for your cart(s) to be delivered.
For more details, visit: https://www.cityofpa.us/246/Garbage-Collection
For further assistance or questions, please call Customer Service at 360-457-0411.
-Outside City limits-
Contact County Garbage Collection to set up service: 360-452-7278.
Download and complete the Residential Request and Change Form. Allow a minimum of 5 business days for the change to happen. A change fee is charged (see details on form).
Another cause of missed pickup is incorrect cart placement: too close to a fence, car, or other object, or facing the wrong direction. Allow 4 feet of clearance around your garbage cart. Overfilled carts (with the lid open) cannot be emptied.
For missed collection call the office after 3 p.m. on your collection date. A small fee may apply depending on the circumstance. Please do not wait 2-3 weeks before calling.
You transport your empty refrigerator to the Regional Transfer Station metal pile. Either the doors must be removed, or it needs to be loaded in a way that allows for quick inspection. The Freon will be removed and the metal will be recycled (fees apply).
Scrap metal is bailed and household recycling is loaded into a separate trailer; both are shipped to Tacoma for further processing and then is shipped to markets in this country and worldwide. Hazardous waste is shipped to Seattle area for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal. Yard waste is composted on site and sold as Garden Glory Compost. All other waste is compacted and shipped out by truck daily to the railhead in Centralia, and then shipped by train to Roosevelt Landfill in Eastern Washington.