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Kitsap County Auditor's Office to reopen on Fridays
Kitsap County will reopen the County Administration Building will reopen on Fridays eginning Nov. 8, with the Auditor’s Office expanding its service to regular business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Since closing the Administration Building on Fridays back in 2009 due to budget reductions, we’ve invested heavily countywide in process improvements, efficiencies and energy retrofits that have reduced our expenses," said Commissioner Josh Brown, chairman of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners.
“At the same time, we’ve increased our services available online. Now, we’re able to continue restoring hours in those offices the public wants direct access to, without increasing general fund expenditures,” Brown said.
County officials said that as the economy has recovered, the Auditor’s Office has received more and more requests to have the office open on Fridays.
“We in the Auditor’s Office are committed to providing the highest level of service delivery to our customers,” said Kitsap County Auditor Walter E. Washington. “Opening on Fridays provides more options for our customers during the standard business week.”
Besides running elections for the county, the Auditor’s Office offers vehicle, boat, marriage and pet licensing, real estate recording services and business licensing.
The Kitsap County Treasurer’s Office and the Assessor’s Office will also remain closed on Fridays.