Offices fully open to the public starting March 21, 2022
All Ecology buildings are open to the public. However, it's advisable to call ahead to the office you wish to visit (see phone numbers below) to schedule an appointment. Because a majority of Ecology staff continue to work remotely, an appointment will help ensure that the right staff will be available to meet you when you come in.
What to expect when you visit the office
- Please complete an online health screening before visiting our office. (note Internet Explorer browser will not work)
- If you forget to complete your health screening ahead of time, you can use the kiosk at our entrance or your mobile phone. We have a QR code at our entryway for easy access to the health screening app on your phone.
- Visitors to Ecology buildings will no longer be required to wear a mask.
- Employees are required to wear a mask when meeting with visitors.
For more information, see the statewide website: COVID-19/Coronavirus in our state.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to protect the health and well-being of all Washingtonians.
- Report a spill or environmental emergency by phone as normal to the regional office that serves your county. Spills can also be reported 24/7 by calling 1-800-OILS-911.
- Public records requests are still being accepted. Ecology staff will conduct in-person record reviews by appointment. (See more information below.)
- Visit our public input and events listing for updated information about public meetings.
- If you wish to make an in-person payment, please see our Make a payment webpage for details to make an appointment.
- EPA has approved limited staff at the Manchester Environmental Laboratory, which has resumed accepting samples (please contact the lab at 360-328-9308 before sending samples to confirm).
Padilla Bay interpretive center
The interpretive center, exhibits, and trails at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are open.
The WCC has resumed field projects that align with the Governor's Road to Recovery Plan.
Ecology Youth Corps jobs
The summer litter crews for teens 14-17 are now accepting applications for summer 2022.
We continuously update our listings with current information related to comment periods and events. We will continue to host a majority of events online.
Public records requests and disclosure
We continue to accept public record requests. You can request records electronically or make an appointment for in-person record review. Instructions are available on our public records web page.
Visitors need to schedule appointments for an in-person records review. After you submit an electronic request, contact the Public Disclosure Coordinator(s) assigned to your request to schedule an in-person review.
Please call the office you wish to visit to schedule an appointment.
Southwest regional offices
Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties
Lacey — 360-407-6300
Vancouver — 360-690-7171
Northwest regional offices
Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties
Shoreline — 206-594-0000
Bellingham — 360-255-4400
Central regional offices
Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties
Union Gap — 509-575-2490
Office of Columbia River — 509-454-4239
Richland — Nuclear Waste Program — 509-372-7950
Eastern regional offices
Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties
Spokane & Walla Walla — 509-329-3400
Not sure who to contact?
Call our main receptionist — 360-407-6000