Public Safety

  1. Sheriff

    The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is committed to protect and serve all of the residents and visitors on the beautiful San Juan Islands!

    1. 911 Communications

      The communication center for Emergency Services (Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical) in the San Juans is located in the main office of the Sheriff in Friday Harbor.

    2. Civil Paper Service Fees (PDF)

      Find out how much it costs to execute various actions.

    3. Concealed Pistol License FAQs

      Read through some frequently asked questions about concealed pistol licenses.

    4. Courthouse Security

      The Sheriff's Office provides armed security throughout the county courthouse building and in particular, for all courtroom hearings and trials.

    5. Dive Team

      Our mission is to continually pursue education to increase the skills of the Dive Team to better serve our community.

    6. Employment

      Learn about employment opportunities with the Sheriff Department.

    7. Jail

      Learn about the 72-hour holding facility run by the sheriff's department.

    8. Marine Patrol

      The Sheriff's Office has the dual responsibility for Law Enforcement on both land and on water. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has a state-certified boating program.

    9. OffenderWatch

      Visit the official sex offender website to check for offenders in your area.

    10. Printable Forms

      Print applications and permit forms online.

    11. Safety Bulletin Board

      Browse through a list of useful safety tip files and websites.

    12. Sex Offender Registration

      Sex offenders are required to register with the County. Learn about the different levels of offense and their notification guidelines.

    13. Victim Notification Program

      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ID) administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.

    14. Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline

      “If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact The Washington State Hotline @ 1-800-562-6025 or go to “

  2. Fire Marshal

    It is the mission of the San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office to provide professional life safety protection and reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions and mechanical failure to the citizens of San Juan County through inspection, prevention and investigation.

    1. Burn Permits

    2. Adult / Senior Fire Prevention

    3. Adult / Senior Fall Prevention

    4. Childrens Safety Education

    5. Contacting the Fire Marshal

    6. First Time Builders

    7. Open Burn Info

    8. Request an Inspection

    9. Useful Links

      Useful Links

  3. Emergency Management

    The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) exists to help the islands prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster and large scale emergencies of all kinds.