**** County Offices will be closed November 26 and 27, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday ****

Board of Commissioners Meeting Videos

  • Videos of the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners' meetings are now available online. November 9th meeting is now avaliable.
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Community and Economic Development Grant

Umatilla County Courthouse

  • 216 SE Fourth Street
    Pendleton, Or 97801
    The Courthouse is open 8 am. to 5 pm.
    Mon. - Fri.

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Umatilla County Mission Statement

The mission of Umatilla County is to serve the citizens of Umatilla County efficiently and effectively.

Umatilla County History

Umatilla County traces its creation in 1862 to the regional gold rushes, which spawned the river port of Umatilla City and brought stock raisers to the lush grasslands. Although Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail pioneers passed through Umatilla County, it did not bloom until the arrival of the railroad in 1881 and the development of dry land wheat farming.
Water in the form of irrigation has been key to economic diversification and growth, most recently in the Hermiston area, where the desert now yields lush watermelons and other products. Tourism is also increasingly important to Umatilla County where “Let-er-Buck” is heard by Pendleton Round-Up crowds. To find out more about Umatilla County History visit our History page.[ ... ] Read More