Fire Restriction Rescindment

Moderated fire danger indices and improved weather conditions have resulted in reduced wildfire hazard. As a result, all fire restrictions set in place on Monday, July 2, 2018 within the areas described below are rescinded beginning July 19, 2018 at 0001 hours. Restrictions outlined below that were put in place on June 1, 2018 are still in effect for the affected areas.

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Fire Restrictions Ordered

Firefighters in Washington County are still battling the West Valley Fire (Pine Mountain) as Independence Day quickly approaches.  The lack of moisture has created extremely dry conditions in Southwest Utah.  In order to further prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires, a fire restriction order has been issued by the Utah State Forester.  The order addresses All unincorporated private and all state lands within Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington Counties.  This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits. Read more

July Holiday Notice

Please note that the Sheriff’s and Purgatory front offices will be closed Wednesday July 4th and 24th in observance of Independence Day and Pioneer Day. Book and release and Fingerprinting services will be unavailable those days.

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West Valley Fire (Pine Valley) Updates & Closures

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has received the following update regarding the active wildfire known as the West Valley Fire near Pine Valley.  Please review the following information before heading to the area for recreational purposes.  We would also like to remind the public that restrictions will be in place for the operation of unmanned aircraft (drones) throughout the operation.  Violations may include jail and /or fines.


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Holiday Clerical Office Closures

With the coming Holiday season the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be closing it’s clerical offices so that our staff may spend time with their families. The Offices will be closed Nov 23 & 24, 2017 for Thanksgiving and Dec 25th and Jan 1st for Christmas and New Years. Book and releases, fingerprints and DNA will not be available Nov 22-24, and Dec 26th. All other law enforcement functions such as jail releases will function as usual.