Sherman County Service Directory


Office Services Contact



Responsible for valuing all real and personal property for property tax purposes. Elected Office 565-3505
Biggs Service District The Board of Commissioners serves as the board of directors for the District and is responsible for the wastewater plant operations and certain public infrastructure in the unincorporated town of Biggs.


Board of County Commissioners Sets policies and manages the business affairs of the county. Elected Office 565-3416
Budget & Fiscal Services Responsible for the preparation and management of the annual county budget, payroll, benefits, and all human resources requirements for employees, and financial accounting and reporting for Sherman County. 565-3623
Circuit Court Each of Oregon's 36 counties has a circuit court. Sherman County is in District 7 with Hood River, Wasco, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties. The office is staffed by the Circuit Court Clerk in the county courthouse 565-3650
Clerk’s Office The County Clerk is the official keeper of public records for Sherman County. This includes maintaining offical records for all real property transactions in Sherman County as well as County Court meeting records, ordinances, resolutions, miscellaneous County Court documents, juvenile, small estate, and probate records. Responsible for conducting elections, issues marriage licenses, declarations of domestic partnership, and acts as passport acceptance agent. Elected office. 565-3606

Tri-County Community Corrections

Northern Oregon Regional Corrections

Tri-County Community Corrections, serving Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties, works to reintegrate felony offenders into the local community.

Juvenile Corrections Services

Adult Corrections Services

toll free:



Community Development

Sherman County Community Development is responsible for providing research for and facilitation of economic development activities, including job creation and retention and tourism marketing.

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District works toward diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry within the five-county district, helping the region's rural communities find resources to assist in their own development, promoting private sector expansion and employment.

Lower John Day Partnership Investment Board serves Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler counties.

Oregon Business Development Department
Regional Office

Small Business Development Center, Columbia Gorge Community College, provides quarterly business counseling to the residents of Sherman County at no charge,









District Attorney

Victims’ Advocates

Responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of the State of Oregon. Elected Office

Responsible to advocate for and support victims of crimes.



Sherman County Community Outreach ShermanSherman County Community Outreach provides services to individuals who are seeking assistance in avoiding the criminal justice system and incarceration. Services include but are not limited to assistance making medical/counseling/treatment appointments, arrange transportation, referrals to community programs, schedule job skills and parenting classes, assist in applying for jobs, and other services per individual’s needs. 565-5052
Driver Education Responsible for the delivery of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) approved driver education program for students 15-17 years of age. 541-333-2735
Emergency Management Responsible for coordinating human and financial resources to provide the optimum level of emergency services, representing Sherman County Emergency Services at the regional, state and federal level and serving as the County Disaster Preparedness Officer and 911 Coordinator, 565-3100
Extension Disseminates research based, practical information concerning nutrition, food safety, money management, livestock, agriculture and 4-H. 565-3230
The Fair Board manages the fairgrounds and conducts the annual Sherman County Fair and Rodeo in collaboration with OSU 4-H and Extension. 565-3510

North Central Public Health District

North Central Public Health District serves Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco Counties and promotes health and protects against disease to ensure the optimal health and well-being of the communities served. Citizens are guaranteed access to confidential and professional public health services and shall be treated with respect.



HAVEN from Domestic Violence provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.


24-hour HAVEN Hotlines

Mid-Columbia Center for Living

Tri-County Mental Health Board operates the Mid-Columbia Center for Living serving Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties and provides mental health, addictions and developmental disabilities services.

Columbia River Wraparound System of Care strives to improve the delivery of mental health services to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. This program ties together children’s mental health programs into a single plan with the family leading a “team” that is known as a “system of care.”

Daytime Crisis

After Hours Crisis




Sherman County Prevention program provides educational information to the public and youth regarding unsafe and unhealthy behaviors.


Child Care Resource & Referral Early childhood programs and child care resource and referral services for Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties.



Healthy Start
Sherman County Healthy Start services are delivered by North Central Education Service District through its Early Education program. New parent services are provided to interested families of all new born babies until they are five years old or before entering kindergarten.
Healthy Kids Healthy Kids provides no-cost and low-cost health coverage for uninsured kids and teens up to 19 years of age.



Family Caregiver Support Program
A lifespan respite care network, serving Sherman and Wheeler counties, connects families needing respite care with providers of respite care. The program provides training for caregivers, respite providers and families.


Mid-Columbia Community Action Program Responsible for providing services geared toward the low income population of Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties in Oregon: weatherization, food, energy, housing, water, daycare food, respite care & tax counseling. 298-5131

MCCOG Senior Services

Independent Living


Senior Center

Mid-Columbia Council of Governments’ Senior Services delivers programs for adults 60 and older to help them live in their communities with maximum dignity and independence.

Sagewind Manor is a senior independent living facility in Moro owned and operated by Mid-Columbia Housing Authority/Cascade Housing Authority.

Sherman County Senior & Community Center offers a central site for social, recreational, health & wellness, educational, and nutritional services and programs






Justice Court Justice Court is the judicial branch of county government, and processes citations issued by law enforcement agencies for traffic violations, boating violations, fish and game violations and other civil violations. The Court also handles small claims and eviction actions, and the Justice of the Peace performs weddings as his schedule permits. 565-3572
Juvenile Department

The Juvenile Department provides sanctions and services to youth ages 12-17 referred for violations by law enforcement agencies, conducts intake services and determines dispositions for cases referred.

Court Appointed Special Advocates [CASA]
Columbia Gorge CASA


386-6665 ext. 111

Mediation Services Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center serves Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Wasco, Hood River, Klickitat and Skamania Counties. Oregon's USDA Agricultural Mediation Program serves the State of Oregon. 541-386-1283

DeMoss Springs Memorial Park

Sherman County RV Park

DeMoss Springs Memorial Park serves travelers on The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway on Highway 97 between Moro and Wasco. Public restrooms.

Sherman County RV Park at the Fairgrounds near Moro is open year-round with 33 hook-ups, electricity, water, sewer and a laundry facility.

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Planning Responsible for land use planning, zoning, permits and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. 565-3601
Public/School Library Sherman County Public/School Library provides information resources and services to the public and to students and faculty of Sherman County School District. 565-3279
Roads & Bridges Responsible to maintain and direct capital improvements to paved and non-paved County roads and bridges. 565-3271
Safety, Public The Local Public Safety Coordinating Council is responsible to actively identify and coordinate prevention and safety education in Sherman County in cooperation with all appropriate persons and entities while fulfilling the requirements of ORS 423.560 and 423.565.
Sheriff Responsible for maintaining the peace and for law enforcement services in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. Elected Office 565-3622
Soil & Water Conservation District Responsible for soil and water conservation, reducing soil erosion and improving water quality; Watershed Enhancement and Restoration in conjunction with Senate Bill 1010 and The Oregon Plan; Agricultural Water Quality Management Plans for Lower Deschutes and Lower John Day Rivers; securing funding for on-the-ground projects; education for schools, tours & natural resource youth camps. 565-3216

Solid Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Disposal

The Dalles Disposal / Waste Connections is responsible for solid waste management, including landfill and waste transfer station operations and recycling.

TriCounty Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program, serving Wasco, Sherman & Hood River counties, provides hazardous waste disposal services as well as recycling education and outreach.  Hazardous waste is collected annually through a collection event or may be transferred to a permanent facility in The Dalles on scheduled days. Provides for the safe disposal of hazardous materials from the home, the farm or small business.




Responsible for representing the county in boundary disputes. 298-1500
Tax Collector
The Sherman County Tax Office is responsible for the collection and administration of property taxes after the Assessor’s office has set values and calculated the tax.


Transportation, Public
Sherman County Community Transit provides public transportation to meet the transportation needs of Sherman County's seniors, disabled persons and others. 541-565-3553
Gorge TransLink provides regional public transportation, including for Sherman County. Toll free: 1-877-875-4657
Treasurer Responsible for the management of public funds, including distribution of tax dollars to the taxing districts, collection of revenue and investments of the public funds, and providing information to auditors for county funds and taxing district funds. Elected Office 565-3553
Veterans Service Responsible for providing assistance to military veterans living in Sherman County. 565-3408
Visitor Information Center
Sherman County Historical Museum provides a Visitor Information Center in Moro. 565-3232
Wasco School Event Center Home of North Sherman Preschool, Wasco City/Community Library, Potlatch site and office space for private businesses. 541-442-5778
Weed District Responsible for preventing the establishment and spread of noxious weeds in accordance with County, State and Federal weed laws.
Wildlife Services
The Wildlife Services program responds to requests by the public and agencies in need of help in dealing with wildlife damage. 541-413-0302
Workforce Center

Mid-Columbia Council of Governments provides employment and training services to residents of Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Wasco and Hood River counties.