Skagit County, Washington

Skagit County attempts to adhere to the highest of Internet standards, protecting its users' privacy, observing and championing Internet etiquette, linking externally without endorsements, and aiming for factual information throughout. To that end, here's a look at what we expect from users of our site.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SKAGIT COUNTY

The Skagit County Web site is operated by Skagit County, Department of Information Services, 1800 College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273. The terms of use and notices apply to the Skagit County Web site and does not apply to the content of third party links.

The Skagit County Web site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Skagit County Web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.

This agreement covers the following topics

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Skagit County reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Skagit County Sites/Services are offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Skagit County Sites/Services. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions. Your continued use of the Skagit County Sites/Services constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

CREATING LISTS OF INDIVIDUALS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES

By use of this site, you agree to the prohibitions listed in RCW 42.17.260(9) against releasing and/or using lists of individuals for commercial purposes. RCW 42.17.260(9) prohibits the release of lists of individuals requested for commercial purposes, and requester expressly represents that no such use of any such list will be made by user or its transferee(s) or vendee(s). "Commercial purposes" means contacting or in some way personally affecting the individuals identified on the list with the purpose of facilitating ones commercial activities.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

In the State Of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.

All information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. RCW 42.17. 260(1) states that

Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of this section [RCW 42.17.260(6)], RCW 42.17.310, 42.17.315, or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.

AVAILABILITY OF SKAGIT COUNTY SITE/SERVICES

From time-to-time Skagit County may need to repair, upgrade, or replace hardware or software required to operate the Skagit County web site. In order to accomplish this, Skagit County reserves the right to discontinue or temporarily remove the Skagit County Site/Services at any time.

SKAGIT COUNTY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY SKAGIT COUNTY SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.

RECORDED DOCUMENTS

The public document images made available through this website are provided by Skagit County "as is" and for reference only. The user expressly agrees that the use of these document images is at the user's sole risk. These public document images do not constitute certified copies of recorded documents. If the user requires a certified copy of a document, please contact the Skagit County Auditor at 360-416-1704.

Skagit County does not warrant that the provided document images will be uninterrupted or error free. Skagit County makes every effort to produce and publish current and accurate images. However, these images may contain technical inaccuracies, drafting errors and/or typographical errors. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided by Skagit County for these document images, their use or interpretation. Skagit County does not warrant the accuracy or legal efficacy of documents for which images are available.

Skagit County shall not be liable to users of these document images, or to any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise, including but not limited to time, money or goodwill, arising from the use, misuse, operation or modification of the images. In using these document images, the user further agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Skagit Count harmless from any and all liability of any nature arising out of or resulting from the lack of accuracy, currency or completeness of these document images.

MAPS AND MAP SERVICES

The data available on this website including all maps, tables, numbers, graphics, and text (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "information"), is provided on an "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," and "WITH ALL FAULTS" basis. Neither Skagit County nor any of its officials and employees makes any warranty of any kind for this information, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor shall the distribution of this information constitute any warranty. The information on this website is collected from various sources and will change over time without notice. Skagit County and its officials and employees assume no responsibility or legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of any information available on this website nor do they represent that the use of any information will not infringe privately owned rights. Information on this site is not intended to constitute advice nor is it to be used as a substitute for specific advice from a licensed professional. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information in this site without independently verifying the information and, as necessary, obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances. References to any specific commercial product, process, and service by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Skagit County and its officials and employees.

The Web Services, Data, and Documentation are not fault-tolerant and are not designed, manufactured, or intended for use in insurance underwriting or with critical health and safety or online control equipment in hazardous environments that require fail-safe performance, such as in the operation of 911 facilities or real-time emergency response (“Fault-Intolerant Activities”). Skagit County website map information should not be relied upon for emergency services and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to emergency services provided by the 911 emergency telephone service. If you have an emergency, please communicate this information to the appropriate law enforcement agency within your jurisdiction through the 911 emergency telephone services.

Digital maps created by Skagit County are designed to meet a specific business purposes. Modifying the default (original) map in any way changes the County's original intent and could put the user at risk 'of' for making incorrect assumptions. Modern digital map services allow users to easily modify the original map content by adding, subtracting or mixing map layers or data sets together. Serious problems can easily be created when map layers or data sets with different map scales or accuracy levels are integrated together. The users of Skagit County digital maps and data accept the risk 'for' when making any changes to the 'original' default published map.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Skagit County does NOT warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information in this system, and shall not be held liable for losses caused by using this information. Portions of this information may not be current or accurate. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. It is recommended that all information be independently verified.

On-Line Code Publishing:
The Skagit County Code is updated via ordinance periodically throughout the year, and there is an approximate two-week delay from the date of adoption by the Skagit County Board of Commissioners to the inclusion of the new ordinance in the Code on-line. Before relying on this online version of the Skagit County Code it is advisable to confirm the accuracy of the on-line Code with the Skagit County Board of Commissioners' Office.

THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH SKAGIT COUNTY

Skagit County has provided links to software products that aid in the use of the Skagit County web site/services. These software products are not supported by Skagit County and Skagit County assumes no liability for their use. All support questions relating to any software products will be directed to the appropriate vendor of the software product.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Skagit County links to external third party web sites (Linked Sites) in the hope that users will find reference material on county-related subjects. The Linked Sites are not under the control of Skagit County and Skagit County is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained on a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Skagit County is not responsible for web-casting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site nor is Skagit County responsible if the Linked Site is not working appropriately. Skagit County provides links to Linked Sites as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply and endorsement by Skagit County of the site or any association with its operators. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the Linked Site.

You have left the Skagit County site, if the Skagit County logo is not displayed in the top left corner of your Internet Browser.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Skagit County Site, you will not use the Skagit County Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Skagit County site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Skagit County Site/Service(s) or the networks connected to any Skagit County Site/Service(s). You may not interfere with any other partys use of the Skagit County Site/Service(s). You may not attempt to gain unauthorized to any Skagit County Site/Service, other accounts, computer systems or network connected to any Skagit County Site/Service through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made through the Skagit County Sites/Service(s).

GOVERNANCE AND VENUE

This web site is governed and construed by the laws of the State of Washington. Any use of the web site shall comply with all Skagit County, Washington and State of Washington laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations. Any lawsuit or claim arising from this web site shall be brought in the Skagit County Superior Court, Mount Vernon, Washington.

ACCESSIBILITY

Skagit County strives to conform to Section 508 accessibilty standards of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its amendments signed in 1998. As this site is continually being modified and updated we appreciate being notified of any issues regarding accessibility to this site and documents contained herein.
Adobe Acrobat Pdf Accessibility information can be found here.

Please contact Skagit County with any Accessibility questions or comments.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Skagit County reasonably believes that making this information available for your inspection on this web site is not an infringement or other violation of any intellectual property rights. To the extent copyright in said information is held by Skagit County, you are hereby permitted by Skagit County to copy, distribute, and otherwise use the information with one exception.

No one is permitted to sell this information except in accordance with a written agreement with Skagit County.

Skagit County and its officials and employees make no warranty or guarantee as to the ownership of any intellectual property or other property interest contained in the information. Furthermore, Skagit County expressly disclaims any responsibility to defend or indemnify you against claims which others may assert based on your copying, distribution, or other use of any of the information.


All contents of the Skagit County Web Sites are: Copyright (c) 2014 Skagit County, 700 South Second Street, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273 U.S.A. All rights reserved.