County Seat: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave., Tillamook 97141
Phone: 503-842-2034 (General); 503-842-2596, ext. 124 (Court Administrator)
Population (2018): 26,395
Established: Dec. 15, 1853
Elev. at Tillamook: 22'
Area: 1,125 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 42.2° July 58.2°
Assessed Value: $5,049,000,000
Real Market Value: $6,649,000,000 (includes the value of non-taxed properties)
Annual Precipitation: 90.90"
Economy: Agriculture, forest products, fishing and recreation
Points of Interest
Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain; Tillamook, Nehalem, Netarts and Nestucca bays; Oswald West State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park, Bob Straub State Park, Cape Lookout State Park; Pioneer Museum, Blue Heron Cheese Factory, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Naval Air Station Museum, Haystack Rock at Cape Kiwanda, Whalen Island State Park
History and General Information
Tillamook County was formed in 1853 from Yamhill and Clatsop counties. The name Tillamook comes from the Tillamook (or Killamook) Tribe.
Dairy farms dominate the county’s fertile valley. It is the home of the world famous Tillamook Cheese Factory. The reforested 355,000-acre “Tillamook Burn” area continues to mature. Commercial thinning will become increasingly evident. With 75 miles of scenic coastline, four bays and nine rivers, Tillamook County offers the finest deep-sea and stream fishing, charter and dory boats, clamming, crabbing, beachcombing and hiking. Its forests also furnish excellent hunting.
Commissioners—Chair Mary Faith Bell 2023, Bill Baertlein 2021, David Yamamoto 2021; Dist. Atty. William Porter 2023; Assess. Denise Vandecoevering 2021; Clerk Tassi O’Neil 2021; Justice of the Peace Ryan Connell 2025; Sheriff Andy Long 2021; Surv. Michael Rice; Treas. Shawn Blanchard 2023