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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to fill out an application?

Yes, everyone who applies for a position with Lincoln County is required to submit an application.

Category: Personnel
How can I obtain/submit a paper copy of the Lincoln County Application?

Lincoln County does not accept paper applications. 
 

Category: Personnel
How do I print my application?

After you have submitted your application, you will see a link to 'Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted.' Select that option to print your application.

Category: Personnel
I found a job that looks interesting! How do I apply for it?

All current openings are posted at www.co.lincoln.or.us/personnel.  To view positions posted  start by going to the Lincoln County Personnel page and click on the Job Opportunities link on the left side of the page. A separate application must be submitted for each available position for which you wish to apply. Applications must be received on the closing date of the job posting.  
 
When you first apply to a job posting in the Lincoln County on-line application process, you will need to establish an account, create a Username and Password, along with a reminder question to help you should you forget your password. 
 
We encourage you to complete each part of the application in detail. You can add additional work history and education as needed. Please start with the most recent experience/educational entry when prioritizing your information. Each time you input information, you will need to click on the 'Save and View Application' button. If the system is inactive over 60 minutes, it will automatically log you off.
 
Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position. Any applicant that requires additional assistance during the recruitment process should contact the Lincoln County Personnel office at (541) 265-4157 or at jobs@co.lincoln.or.us.

Category: Personnel
I was filling out my application and I lost all my information. What happened?

You may have used the 'Back' button (located on your Internet toolbar) which, when used, removes all data. Remember to save your work periodically to avoid losing the information you have input. You may be able to log in to your account and see if your information was saved under your profile.
 
The system will time out after 30 minutes of no activity.  Typing information into your profile is not considered activity in the system.  Saving your information is activity, so do it often.

If I don't have an e-mail address, what can I do?

If you do not already have an e-mail address, free e-mail accounts are available through a number of internet providers.  Lincoln County cannot endorse any particular provider, but examples of free e-mail providers include: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, and America Online.
 
Note: You cannot share e-mail addresses with anyone else.  Each individual applicant must have a unique Username and Password and e-mail address.

Category: Personnel
If I have questions about job postings and the application process, what should I do?

For questions about specific job postings, contact Lincoln County Personnel at (541) 265-4157 or at jobs@co.lincoln.or.us.
 
For questions about the Lincoln County on-line application process access our online application guide and continue to read through the questions posted on this page.
 
If you are having technical difficulties using the system to apply for a job online, contact NeoGov during their business hours, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday at 1-888-636-4681.

Category: Personnel
If I submitted an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

No, you must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. To ensure you will be considered for other positions, watch the Lincoln County Personnel website for available openings or complete an interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories or specific Job Classifications.

Category: Personnel
Is this a secure site?

Users can be confident that they are enjoying the same level of trust and security used by all of the Top 40 Web sites and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Only authorized employees in the Personnel Department and authorized staff designated to review specific job openings will have access. Lincoln County does not share its database with other companies.

Category: Personnel
What if I submit more than one copy of my application to the same announcement?

The most recent application received will be considered.  In other words if you apply on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Thursday application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and desired attributes of the position.  The Tuesday application will be electronically kept but inactive in our system and archived.

Category: Personnel
Are appointments needed?

Yes, however a limited number of appointments are available for "walk ins"

Category: School Based Health Centers
As a voter, what do I have to do?

Your ballot packet will automatically be mailed to you 18 to 14 days prior to the election. Each packet contains a secrecy envelope, ballot return envelope and ballot. Once you vote the ballot, place it in the secrecy envelope and seal it in the pre-addressed return envelope. Be sure to sign the return envelope on the appropriate line after verifying that the return envelope has your name and current residential address.

Category: Voting in Oregon
Can anyone find out how I've voted once I mail my ballot?

No. All ballots are separated from the return envelope before the ballots are inspected. This process ensures confidentiality.

Category: Voting in Oregon
Can I change my mind after I've returned the ballot?

Your ballot has been cast as soon as you deposit it in the mailbox or at a drop site. After that, you cannot receive a new ballot to re-vote.

Category: Voting in Oregon
Can LCAS help with providing food for my pets?

We sure can!  Thanks to donations from our community, we have a pet food bank program for people a little down on their luck.  We do ask that dogs be licensed, and pets be spayed or neutered within four months.  We are able to provide funding assistance for people in our food bank program. 

Category: Animal Shelter
Did you know? DO NOT give aspirin to a child or teenager who has the flu.

Never give aspirin to children or teenagers who have flu-like symptoms – and particularly fever – without first speaking to your doctor. Giving aspirin to children and teenagers who have influenza can cause a rare but serious illness called Reye syndrome. Children or teenagers with the flu should get plenty of rest, drink lots of liquids, and take medicines that contain no aspirin to relieve symptoms.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
Do I have to re-register for each election?

No. 
You only need to update your registration when:

  • your residence or mailing address changes;

  • your name changes; or

  • you wish to change your party affiliation.

Category: Election Information
Do I have to register by party?

No. If you do not want to be affiliated with a political party, you may check the box which states "Not a member of a party". You may not designate or change a party affiliation after the 21st day before the primary election.

Category: Election Information
Do I have to return my ballot by mail?

You have the choice of mailing your ballot or returning it to any county election office or any designated drop site in the state. The times and locations of drop sites are provided in each ballot packet. The drop sites are also listed on this web site. The sites listed on this web site are for countywide elections and may vary for smaller elections.

Category: Voting in Oregon
Do I send money with my application?

No. You may pay with cash, credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa), money order, or check payable to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office once you arrive at our office for your scheduled appointment.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
Does Lincoln County produce a county voters' pamphlet?

Yes, Lincoln County produces a County Voters' Pamphlet for each election. For Primary and General elections, the County Voters' Pamphlet will be bound into the center of the State Voters' Pamphlet. For all other elections, the County Voters' Pamphlet will be included in your ballot packet.

Category: Voters' Pamphlet
Even with a concealed handgun license, where can I not carry a firearm?

Oregon Law states: Possession of a Concealed Handgun License does not authorize you to carry a firearm on any of the following properties: Any Federal facility. (i.e., Federal Court House, Post Office, Social Security Office, in airports, and on airplanes). This does not prohibit the carrying of firearms on federal lands, other than designated wilderness areas, incident to hunting or other lawful purposes. National Forests marked or posted by signs prohibiting all firearms. You may not carry a firearm concealed while upon an Indian Reservation/Indian property without the written permission of the tribal judge. This may also apply to certain casinos that are on the Indian lands. In a courtroom, jury room, judge's chambers or the areas adjacent thereto that the presiding judge determines should be free of firearms to ensure the safety of the litigants, court personnel, witnesses and others. Additionally, many private businesses have conditions regarding the possession of firearms on their premises. If you violate these conditions you could, under certain circumstances, be subject to arrest under Oregon trespass laws, in which case your concealed handgun license would be seized and/or revoked.

Do not bring guns, mace, knives or any type of weapon to the Lincoln County Courthouse.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
How and where do I register as a sex offender?
  • If you meet the criteria under statutes 181.806 through 181.809 to register at a county sheriff’s office, you may do so at the following address:

    Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

    225 W. Olive St., Room 203

    Newport, OR 97365

    (541) 265-4912

     

    Our office hours are:

    Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m.

    Monday through Thursday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Closed on weekends and holidays

  • You will be asked to fill out a Sex Offender Registration form.
  • You will be required to show some form of official picture identification.
  • There will be a picture taken of you that will accompany the completed paper work that is sent to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit.

After you have completed your form the law enforcement agency is then required to enter the information in the Law Enforcement Data System addressed to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit.

Category: Sex Offender Registration
How are students referred to the health center?

Parents, students, and school staff can refer a student to the health center.

Category: School Based Health Centers
How can I add additional employment or education entries?

Go to Applicant Login and enter your Username and Password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the 'Edit' link.
 
Click the 'Add Education' or 'Add Work Experience' links in each section. List education and/or work experience in chronological order, starting with most recent.  After each entry, click the 'Save and View Application' button.

Category: Personnel
How can I review the status of a recruitment, my account or application?

To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, you can go to the Applicant Login, enter your Username and Password, and then click on the 'Application Status' tab. You will see a list of your applications and their status.

Category: Personnel
How can I verify that my application has been received?

If you submitted electronically, you will receive a confirmation via email after you submit your application.
 
To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, you can go to the Applicant Login, enter your Username and Password, and then click on the 'Application Status' tab.

How do I change my address, telephone, or e-mail information?

You will need to log into your account by using your Username and Password click on 'My Account' and then click on 'Edit Contact Information.'  This will update your master profile for any agency where you have submitted applications.

Category: Personnel
How do I develop a vacant lot for residential use in Lincoln County?
Category: Onsite Waste Management
How do I edit or delete the information on my online job application?

Go to Applicant Login and enter your Username and Password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the 'Edit' link.
 
Note:  This will not update the information you have on file for any jobs you have already applied for. 

Category: Personnel
How do I find assistance with spay/neuter?

The Central Coast Humane Society has programs to assist with community cats and those unable to afford spay/neuter surgeries.  You may reach them at 541-265-3719.  They are staffed by volunteers and normally return calls at 3:00 pm.

Category: Animal Shelter
How do I find assistance with veterinary bills?

Central Coast Humane Society administers funds provided by their own donors, FOLCAS and Beach Bark Funds to assist with community member's pet's medical emergencies.  You may call 541-265-3719 for assistance.  Please note that they are staffed by volunteers and normally return phone calls at 3:00 pm.

Category: Animal Shelter
How do I get an application for a concealed handgun license?

Applications are available in the Records section of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, at the Courthouse, 225 W. Olive Street, Newport, in Newport. You can call us at (541) 265-4912 and we will mail you an application.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
How do I get help for a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities?

Please call 541-265-6611 extension 3286 to make an appointment.

Category: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
How do I get information about the candidates and issues?

You will receive a voter's pamphlet from the Secretary of State for all statewide elections, which will contain information about state candidates and statewide measures. The Secretary of State is responsible for mailing voters' pamphlets.

Category: Voters' Pamphlet
How do I get my car back that has been "impounded" to a tow yard by the Sheriff's Office?

Before paying the tow & storage bill and picking up your vehicle from the tow company, you will need to get an Impound Release Form in person at the Sheriff's Office by providing:

1. The registered owner per DMV records.
2. A driver with a valid Driver License.
3. Proof of current insurance (This document should include the impounded vehicle's vehicle identification number, policy number, expiration date, insurance company's name and phone number for verification purposes).
4. $125 cash or money order.

NOTE: Release forms are only available Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8:30AM - Noon and 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Category: Impounded Car
How do I get my car back that has been towed as a "DUII Forfeiture" by the Sheriff's Office?

If you have had three DUII arrests within the last 10 years, your vehicle may have been towed as a forfeiture per ORS 809.720(b). Please call the County Counsel's Office (541) 265-4108 to see if you qualify to get your vehicle back.

Category: Impounded Car
How do I get my seized or recovered property back?

If your property has been seized as evidence or is recovered stolen property, you will need to fill out a Property Release Request Form with the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. The DA will send a response to the requester and the Sheriff's Office Property Technician. You will then need to make an appointment with the Sheriff's Office Property Technician where you will provide identification and proof of ownership. If you fail to make an appointment we may be unable to release your property when you arrive.

Category: Impounded Car
How do I get stuff out of my car that's been towed?

If your vehicle has been "impounded" to a tow yard, you should contact the tow company directly regarding your personal property. They may allow you to get your registration and proof of insurance out of the vehicle so you can complete the Impound Release Form at the Sheriff's Office.

If your vehicle has been towed as a "DUII Forfeiture," contact the Sheriff's Office Property Technician at (541) 265-4912 to set up an appointment to receive your property. This does not include anything that is attached to the vehicle.

Category: Impounded Car
How do I know if I am qualified for this job?

You will know that you are qualified for the job posting if you  review the ‘Qualifications’ section of the job posting and find that your work experience and educational background meets or exceeds the requirements.
 
Your application materials, including your answers to the 'Supplemental Questions,' will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and how you meet the desired attributes for the position to which you have applied. Answers to questions about specific experiences must be supported in your work experience statements in the application form.  Only those individuals who most closely match the desired attributes will be invited to an interview.
 
If all the required information is not provided, your application will not be considered.

Category: Personnel
How do I know if my ballot was received?

You can always call your county election office and ask if they received your ballot. A record is kept showing each voter whose ballot has been returned.

Category: Voting in Oregon
How do I report abuse of a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities?

Call 541-270-7298 to speak with our investigator.

Category: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
How do I satisfy the competency requirement?

You must successfully complete a handgun safety class taught by an NRA certified instructor (list of instructors in our area). You must bring the certificate or card issued to you to your appointment. You many contact our office at 541-265-4912 for a list of the local NRA instructors or come in to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Lincoln County Courthouse at 225 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. You may not apply until you have met this requirement.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
How do I save my application?

You must click 'SAVE' to retain the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to clicking 'SAVE,' you will lose any information you entered after the last time you clicked 'SAVE.' If at any time you need to exit out of the application form, click the 'SAVE' button at the bottom of the form. You can return to your application later by logging into your account with your Username and Password. Do not click the 'Back' button on your browser prior to saving your application, or you will lose any information that you entered.
 
Certain information is required in order for an application to be complete. Required information is denoted with an asterisk (*).  The more information you provide, the easier it will be to evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications. Incomplete applications may be rejected so please be thorough. If you would like to include your resume as part of your application, it may be attached as a supplement, but it cannot replace any information required for the application. Please fill out each section of the application, and do not enter “see resume”.

Category: Personnel
How do I send feedback to the Sheriff's Office

Address:
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, OR 97365
Attn: Citizen Communication

Citizen Communication Form

Your Sheriff's Office welcomes communication and feedback from our citizens. Please use the Citizen Communication Form to convey your concerns to the appropriate supervisor. The form may be used to:

  • Commend an employee of the Sheriff's Office for a job well done.
  • Is there praise or criticism that you would like to provide regarding the employee.
  • To provide information to your Sheriff's Office.
Category: Sheriff's Office
How do I transfer my concealed handgun license from another county into Lincoln County?

You will need to come to our office between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to Noon and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday (except holidays) or call this office at (541) 265-4912 to schedule an appointment or to request an application for transfer of your license.

You must change your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles before your appointment.

During your appointment, we will check your concealed handgun license and Oregon driver's license and take your picture. Plan on spending approximately 10 minutes to be processed.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
How is the influenza virus passed?

The flu is spread, or transmitted, when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or speaks and sends flu virus into the air, and other people inhale the virus. The virus enters the nose, throat, or lungs of a person and begins to multiply, causing symptoms of influenza. Influenza may, less often, be spread when a person touches a surface that has flu viruses on it – a door handle, for instance – and then touches his or her nose or mouth.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
How is the Lincoln County Animal Shelter funded?

The Animal Shelter and Animal Services Deputies are primarily funded by our community through property taxes.  There is an Animal Services Taxing District that cannot be used for any other purpose than Animal Services (funds are not and cannot be used for any other county department or anything else within the Sheriff's Office).  In addition, we are supported by fees, including licenses and adoptions, and generous donations by caring people and businesses.  Donations to our Medical Trust fund allow us to provide extensive life-saving care to animals in need.

Category: Animal Shelter
How long is my license valid?

Your concealed handgun license is valid for four years from date of issue. However, an arrest or involvement in criminal activity is cause for revocation.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
How long will it take to apply for a job?

On average, allow approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete your application.  After you complete the section labeled 'Agency Wide Questions,' you can either click the 'Save and Proceed' button to move to the next step of the application process or click the 'Save Work in Progress' button and complete at a later time.
 
Note:  You must click the 'Confirm' button at the end of the application on the posted close date to be considered for the job posting. Please allow plenty of time to apply online in case you have technical difficulties with your computer.  Our advice is to not wait until the last day to apply.

Category: Personnel
How many animals find homes? What types of animals do you adopt?

On average, LCAS adopts or reunites 900 animals per year (100% of healthy/treatable and 88% overall).  LCAS provides lost-cost owner request euthanasias and accepts all animals in need, regardless of their behavior or medical condition. 

LCAS is a “managed admissions” shelter, which means we accept surrendered pets from Lincoln County as space allows. All lost dogs and injured animals are immediately accepted.  Animals are thoroughly evaluated for both health and temperament for our adoption program. We have no breed discrimination rules. We do not euthanize any adoptable animals. All adoptable animals are with us until they find a home, or are transferred to a partner shelter--there is no time limit to their stay.

We do euthanize animals who display extreme aggression, who are suffering mentally and/or physically, or who have communicable diseases that will easily spread throughout the shelter population. The decision to euthanize an animal is never taken lightly, and each case is thoroughly assessed on an individual basis. If an animal must be euthanized, he or she is treated humanely and with respect, and all applicable laws and regulations are followed. Euthanized animals are cremated offsite.

LCAS primarily finds homes for dogs and cats; however, we do help small animals, birds, reptiles and livestock as we can.

Category: Animal Shelter
How may I register?
  • Online: (click here to register); or
  • By mail-in registration; or
  • In person at your county elections office or at a designated state agency, including the Department of Motor Vehicles and some public assistance agencies.
Category: Election Information
How much does a concealed handgun license cost?
  • New license - $65.00
  • Renewal license within Lincoln County - $50.00
    (They are valid for four years from the date of issue.)
  • Address, name change or replacement within Lincoln County - $15.00
    (Expiration date is the same as the original.)
  • Renew from other Oregon County - $65.00
  • Address change from other Oregon County - $30.00
Category: Concealed Handgun License
How much postage is required to mail the ballot back?

Your voted ballot can be returned without extra postage. In those instances where additional postage is necessary, it will be clearly indicated on the ballot materials.

Category: Voting in Oregon
How To Know if You Have the Flu?

Your respiratory illness might be the flu if you have sudden onset of body aches, fever, and respiratory symptoms, and your illness occurs during November through April (the usual flu season in the Northern Hemisphere). However, during this time, other respiratory illnesses can cause similar symptoms and the flu can be caught at any time of the year. It is impossible to tell for sure if you have the flu based on symptoms alone. Doctors can perform tests to see if you have the flu if you are in the first few days of your illness.

The Myth of the "Stomach Flu"

Many people use the term "stomach flu" to describe illnesses with nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. These symptoms can be caused by many different viruses, bacteria, or even parasites. While vomiting, diarrhea, and being nauseous or "sick to your stomach" can sometimes be related to the flu – particularly in children – these problems are rarely the main symptoms of influenza. The flu is a respiratory disease and not a stomach or intestinal disease.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
How to Post Bail for an Inmate

Bail money can be sent by mail to the Lincoln County Jail or dropped off at the jail (251 West Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365).

We accept US money in the following forms:

  • Cash (for the exact amount)
  • Western Union money orders in the exact amount of the bail made out to the "Lincoln County Sheriff's Office" and sent to Newport, Oregon as a destination (c/o Lincoln County Jail, 251 West Olive Street). If the Western Union was paid in cash, it will generally be available more quickly than if it was charged on a credit card.
Category: Jail
How to Receive a Phone Call From an Inmate

The inmate phone system is for outgoing and incoming prepaid calls.  Please visit www.ctel.us to receive additional information on how to set up a prepaid telephone account. 

You may also deposit money on the inmate's commissary account at www.inmatecanteen.com or the jail's lobby kiosk. Inmates may use money from their commissary account to place telephone calls.

Category: Jail
How to Send Mail to an Inmate

To write an inmate in the Lincoln County Jail, please review the Mail Policy & Return Notice, which details what and how you can mail to an inmate and what cannot be sent.

NOTIFICACIÓN DE INFRACCIÓN DE CORRESPONDENCIA

Include your FULL first and last names and address in the return address section of the card. Address the card to:

(Inmate's Name)
c/o Lincoln County Jail
251 W Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365

Category: Jail
How to Send Money to an Inmate

Please be sure to include the inmate's name with the money. We accept cash, money orders or credit cards only. Deliver the money by mail (per jail address above) or dropped off at the jail kiosk (Entry of 251 West Olive Street). Please be sure to specify the inmate who is to receive these funds. If you are sending a money order, please make the money order payable to the inmate. You can send money to an inmate online or using a smartphone by going to www.inmatecanteen.com.

Category: Jail
How to Visit an Inmate in Jail
Category: Jail
How will I be contacted regarding the status of the position I applied for?

You will be contacted by a representative of Lincoln County Personnel by email and/or through the US Postal Service.  

Category: Personnel
How will I find out if my application was denied or my concealed handgun license was revoked?

You will receive a certified letter from the Sheriff stating the reasons that your license request was denied or revoked.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
How will I know when Lincoln County is hiring for a specific job?

You may complete an interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories or specific Job Classifications.  When a position with that title is posted, you will receive notification at the e-mail address you provide. 

Category: Personnel
I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?

No, once a closing date for a position has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered.  Please continue to visit the Lincoln County Personnel web site and apply for new jobs as they become available.  You may also want to complete an interest card to be automatically notified when a position in which you are interested in opens.  Interest cards are available by both Job Category and/or Job Classification.
 
Note:  Interest cards will not be sent out for internal job postings.

Category: Personnel
I tried to create a new account but it says my e-mail address is already in use!

You may have already created a user account and applied for a job using that e-mail address.  If you don’t remember your Username and Password click on the 'I Forgot My User Name and/or Password' link, and it will e-mail you the information.  If you are not successful please call 1-888-NEOGOV1 and they will assist you.

Note:  Each individual applicant must have a unique Username and Password and e-mail address.

 

Category: Personnel
I will be out of town when ballots are mailed. How do I get a ballot?

Absentee ballots are available 45 days before the election. You may request an early absentee ballot from your county elections office either in person, by mail, or a by fax.

You may apply in person, by mail or by fax and must include:

  • your residence address;
  • the address to which the ballot should be mailed;
  • which election, or if all elections you wish an absentee ballot;
  • your signature.

Your voted ballot must be received by your Lincoln County Clerk or a designated drop site by 8:00 p.m. on election day. Postmarks will not be considered.

After the 5th day before the election, the county elections office is not required to mail absentee ballots. However, you may vote in person at your county elections office through election day.

Category: Absentee Ballots
If I am a veteran with a DD214, does that meet the competency requirement?

Yes, if your DD214 indicates that you are competent with a handgun, sidearm or pistol. If your DD214 doesn't show this, we are unable to accept it for competency even if you did use one of the above firearms while in the service.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
If I change my address do I need to contact anyone?

Yes. Please call us with your information (541)-265-4912. You are required to have a new photo taken with your new address on it. The change of address fee is $15.00. If you move to another Oregon County, please contact that county sheriff's office and they will assist you with the address change.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
If I have a valid Concealed Carry Handgun permit in another state, is that permit good when traveling through Oregon?

Out of state concealed handgun permits are not valid in Oregon by statute as Oregon is not a reciprocal state. You must have an Oregon Concealed Handgun License in order to carry concealed in Oregon.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the closing date for each position is listed on the job posting.  All application materials (including Veteran's Preference documentation) must be received by the posted close date.  Once a position closes, it will be removed from the web site and applications will not be accepted. 
 
Job Opportunities which have 'Continuous' or 'Open until filled' listed as the closing date will remain open until all positions have been filled.

Category: Personnel
May I transfer my registration from another state?

No.  If you wish to vote in Oregon, you must register in Oregon.

Category: Election Information
My handgun license is going to expire within the next few months, will I get a reminder letter?

We currently do not send out reminder letters. It is your responsibility to make sure your license is current and valid when you carry.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
Want to know more?

See Other Flu Questions and Answers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
What about pregnant women and flu shots?

Pregnant women are at increased risk for complications from the flu.  All women who will be pregnant at any time during influenza season should be vaccinated.  Flu shots will protect women, their unborn babies and will even protect the babies after birth.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Flu Facts

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
What about the Nasal - Spray Flu Vaccine (LAIV)), Intradermal Vaccine and the High-Dose Flu Vaccine?

Contact your local healthcare provider or see the CDC website. The Lincoln County Health and Human Services Department will not be offering the Nasal Spray, Intradermal or High-Dose vaccines at this time

Category: Flu
What are some Facts and Myths about Flu?

See the Centers for Disease Control's website for more information
                                  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
What are the adoption fees?

Adoption fees help offset the daily cost of care for our animals, and for the medical treatment they receive ranging from vaccinations to extensive surgeries.

The adoption fee is $150 for adult dogs, and $200 for puppies (under 6 months).  The adoption fee is $30 for adult cats, and $50 for kittens (under 6 months). All adoptions include initial vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, and a certificate for a free examination with a local veterinarian. Dog adoptions also include a one-year license, leash, collar, and two free behavior consultations.

The shelter's Seniors for Seniors program reduces the adoption fee for senior animals, over 8 years, to qualified senior citizens, over 55 years.  The adoption fee is $55 for dogs and $15 for cats.

Category: Animal Shelter
What are the hours of operation for the Concealed Handgun Unit?

Monday  1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday  8:30am – Noon & 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday  8:30am – Noon & 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday  8:30am – Noon & 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday  8:30am – Noon

CLOSED:  Monday mornings, Friday afternoons, Saturday & Sunday and Holidays

Concealed Handgun Licenses appointments can be arranged any time during our normal business hours, however, application appointments are only scheduled and accepted on Tuesday afternoons between 1:30 P.M. and 4:15 P.M. You must make an appointment prior to arrival. License holders wishing to get a replacement card or have their address or name changed may drop in during our business hours. It is recommended that you do call a head at 541-265-4912.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
What are the School Based Health Centers?

The School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are located at Newport High School, Taft High School, Toledo High School and Waldport Middle School. The SBHC’s provide easy access to medical, family planning and mental health services.

Category: School Based Health Centers
What Can the Providers Do?

Our providers have skills in identification, screening and triage of acute episodic illnesses and nursing and medical management of commonly encountered acute and chronic illnesses.

Category: Lincoln Community Health Center
What do I do if I don't receive one?

The post office delivers one voter pamphlet to each household at an address. The voter pamphlet is not delivered based on registered voters. If you do not receive one, check with your post office or pick one up at the nearest elections office.

Category: Voters' Pamphlet
What do I need to bring when I register as a sex offender?
  • You will need to bring a form of official picture identification.
  • You will need to know your physical address and mailing address.
  • If you are employed you will need to supply the name, address, and phone number of your employer.
  • If you can drive and own your own vehicle you will need to provide the year, make, model, color, state, and license plate information
Category: Sex Offender Registration
What do services cost?

Services are based on Fee for Service, subject to ability to pay. Medicaid and/or private insurance providers will be billed for care. No one is turned away for inability to pay.

Category: School Based Health Centers
What if a registered voter has moved and hasn't notified their election office by the 21st day before the election?

In most cases, you will still be eligible to vote if you update your registration. Contact your county elections office to check your eligibility.

Category: Election Information
What if I am not chosen?

Vacancies are filled in a competitive process. If you are not chosen, it does not necessarily mean that there was something wrong with your application, or that you performed poorly during an interview (if selected for an interview). It simply means that someone else was selected who more closely meets our needs for the position. Continue to check our job openings for other jobs that interest you, and apply if you feel you are qualified.

Category: Personnel
What if I do not have a computer?

If you know how to use a computer but don't have access to one you may:

  • Visit your local WorkSource Oregon Center for assistance and use of a public access computer;
  • Use a public access computer at any Public Library. Click the link to find a Public Library near you.
  • Lincoln County has a computer available in the lobby of the Personnel office at 210 SW 2nd St, Newport, Oregon to use for completing our on-line application process.
Category: Personnel
What if I have more questions?

Call your Lincoln County Clerk at 541-265-4131 and staff will assist you.

Category: Voting in Oregon
What if I have moved and have not updated my registration?

If you are registered to vote by the 21st day before the election, but now have a different address and:

  • You have moved within the same county, contact your local county election office. They will instruct you on the process to follow to qualify for a replacement ballot;

OR

  • You have moved to a different county, contact the election office in your new county.
Category: Voting in Oregon
What if I make a mistake?

If you make a mistake, you may call your county election office and request a replacement ballot. One will be mailed to you provided the request is received with sufficient time for mailing. Otherwise, you may pick up a replacement ballot in person at your county election office.

Category: Voting in Oregon
What if my ballot doesn't come?

If you have not received your ballot within a week after they are mailed, call your county election office. Staff will check that your voter registration is current. If it is, they will mail you a replacement ballot.

Category: Voting in Oregon
What if the adoption isn’t working out? Can I return the pet?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your new pet, we are happy to work with you to try to resolve the issue through behavior advice, tips and/or training. If you find that the match still isn’t working out, you may return the pet within 7 days of adoption to receive a full refund of your adoption fee.  We always welcome back any animal we have adopted.

Category: Animal Shelter
What information is required?

You are required to furnish your full name, signature, and residence address. You will also be asked to provide your date of birth and political party affiliation. You will also need to provide your Oregon Driver's License or Oregon ID number. If you do not have an Oregon Driver's License or Oregon ID, you will be asked to provide the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Category: Election Information
What is a primary election?

Major political parties (Democratic and Republican) nominate their candidates at a primary election, which is held on the third Tuesday in May of each even-numbered year. Only a voter who is registered as a member of either political party may vote for that party's candidates at the primary election unless the party opens its primary to voters registered as Not a member of a party. If this is the case, voters who are Not a member of a party must request major party ballots from their county elections office.

Most nonpartisan offices are also on the primary election ballot. Any registered voter may vote for those candidates, regardless of the voter's political party affiliation.

Category: Election Information
What is an oral examination?

An oral examination is an interview.

Category: Personnel
What is included with adoptions?

Every adoption through LCAS includes the spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, flea treatment/wormer, a vet exam, and microchip. Dog adoptions also include a one-year license, collar, leash, and two behavior training sessions. In addition, we evaluate pets for health and temperament, so that we can help match adopters with the pet that’s right for them. We also offer post-adoption support to address concerns and questions that may come up after a pet goes home. In all, adopting a pet is a tremendous value for the price.

Category: Animal Shelter
What Is Influenza? (the Flu)

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus.

It attacks the respiratory tract in humans (nose, throat, and lungs). The flu is different from a cold. Influenza usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:

  • Fever (usually high)
  • headache
  • extreme tiredness
  • dry cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle aches

Stomach symptoms, such as
nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea,
also can occur but are more
common in children than adults

Influenza can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent this illness is by getting an annual flu vaccination each fall.

Every year in the United States, on average:

  • 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu;
  • more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and;
  • about 36,000 people die from flu.

Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. But in order to protect yourself and to prevent the spread of flu to those close to you, an annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
What is the Lincoln Community Health Center?

Lincoln Community Health Center is a collaboration of community organizations, county government, and other committed partners who joined together to provide access to affordable health care for the citizens of Lincoln County.

Category: Lincoln Community Health Center
What is the Lincoln County on-line application system?

Lincoln County’s online application system will allow applicants to apply for open positions with Lincoln County electronically. This can be done from any computer with an internet connection. All current employment opportunities can be found at www.co.lincoln.or.us/personnel.

Category: Personnel
What is vote by mail?

Vote by mail is a method of distributing ballots for an election. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on election day, a ballot is automatically mailed to each registered voter. The ballot is then voted and returned to the county election office to be counted.

Every county provides privacy booths where you can mark your ballot. Usually, you can drop off your completed ballot at the same location. Call your county election office if you need to locate and use a privacy booth.

Category: Voting in Oregon
What must I do if I move?

You must complete a new voter registration form.

Category: Election Information
What other states reciprocate the Oregon Concealed Handgun License?

You may attempt to find out which other states will reciprocate Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses by calling the NRA Reciprocity Guide @ 1-800-392-8683. See also: www.nraila.org/recmap/usrecmap.aspx

PLEASE NOTE: The Right To Carry reciprocity and recognition between the various states is subject to frequent change through legislative action and regulatory interpretation. These contacts/links are not intended as legal advice or restatement of law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information they provide. You should always directly contact the state you are traveling to for the most accurate and updated information at the time of your travel.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
What should you do if you get the flu?
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink lots of liquids
  • Avoid using alcohol and tobacco
  • Consider taking over the counter medications to relieve the symptoms of the flu (but never give asprin to children or teenagers who have flu-like symptoms)
  • Stay home and avoid contact with other people to protect them from catching your illness
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze to protect others from your germs

Most healthy people recover from the flu without complications.

It is very difficult to distinguish the flu from other infections on the basis of symptoms alone. A doctor's exam may be needed to tell whether you have developed the flu or a complication of the flu. There are tests that can determine if you have the flu as long you are tested within the first 2 or 3 days of illness.

If you develop flu-like symptoms and are concerned about your illness, especially if are at high risk for complications of the flu, you should consult your health-care provider. Those at high risk for complications include people 65 years or older, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, and young children.

Influenza is caused by a virus, so antibiotics (like penicillin) don't work to cure it. The best way to prevent the flu is to get an influenza vaccine (flu shot) each year, before flu season.

 

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
What type of computer do I need to apply online?

You need access to a personal computer with a modern Web browser program and a connection to the Internet.

Category: Personnel
What will disqualify me from obtaining a concealed handgun license?

Oregon law prohibits the issuance of a concealed handgun license to anyone convicted of a felony or convicted of a misdemeanor within the last four years. Anyone that is the respondent of a current restraining order or stalking order. Federal law prohibits anyone who has ever been convicted of a domestic violence related crime, misdemeanor or felony, from possessing a firearm. If you nonetheless feel you are eligible for a license, return to this office appropriate documentation, dates and explanation of circumstances including court orders surrounding your circumstances for further consideration. Include this information with your application. Furthermore, you are not eligible for a concealed handgun license if you are not a U.S. citizen, unless you are a legal resident alien who can document continuous residency in the country for at least six months and have applied for citizenship.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
When am I required to register as a sex offender?

Oregon Revised Statutes 181.806, 181.807, 181, 808 and 181.809 govern when persons are required to register as sex offenders (see attached statutes).  The Oregon State Police, Sex Offender Registration (SOR) Section acts as the state repository for sex offender registrations within Oregon, encompassing adult and juvenile offenders.  If you have additional questions, please contact them at 503-934-1258 or visit their website at www.oregon.gov/osp/SOR/Pages/index.aspx.

Category: Sex Offender Registration
When are ballots counted?

No results can be announced until 8:00 p.m. on election night. No more than seven days before election day, county election officials may begin preparing the ballots for counting by opening the return identification envelopes and the secrecy envelopes. The ballots may be run through the ballot scanner, however, no tabulation is done until election day.

Category: Voting in Oregon
When can I apply for an absentee ballot?

You may apply for an absentee ballot at any time. If you apply for an absentee ballot by mail, be sure to allow enough time for the ballot to be delivered to you, voted and returned to your Lincoln County Clerk.

When do I need an Easement?

An easement is required when the septic system is crossing property lines. For more information call the On Site Waste Management Division 541-265-4192.

Category: Onsite Waste Management
When may I register?

You may register at any time. However, your voter registration card must be postmarked no later than the 21st day before the election at which you intend to vote.

Category: Election Information
When must the voted ballot be returned?

The voted ballot must be received in any county election office or designated drop site by 8:00 p.m. on election night. Postmarks do not count.

Category: Voting in Oregon
When should I arrive?

Arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are late you will need to reschedule or wait until our next available time slot.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
When should you get your flu vaccination?

At least annually. Talk with your doctor or call the local health department to get current information about when you should get your flu annual vaccination.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
When will election results be known?

Initial results are released at 8:00 p.m. election night and will continue to be updated through election night until all ballots have been counted.

Category: Voting in Oregon
Where can I read the Oregon concealed handgun law?

The law is available at www.leg.state.or.us/ors/166.html. Scroll through the index and then down to the section you want to review.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
Where can I take a class to meet the requirements for a Concealed Handgun License?

You may contact our office for a copy of the list of instructors available in our area. 541-265-4912, or come in to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Lincoln County Courthouse at 225 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
Where do I begin?

Everything starts at the Lincoln County Personnel website. From this page, you can click on the Job Opportunities link on the left hand side of the page. There you will find all open job postings.  You should be able to find all the information you need to apply for a job from this page. Please pay special attention to the application instructions the job posting you are applying for to ensure your application materials are submitted timely and correctly.
 
To begin, you can either look for a job you are interested in and then click ‘Apply’ to set up your own user account, or you can start by creating your own account so that your profile is set up for when you find a job posting you would like to apply for.  Remember to keep a record of your Username and Password once you have set up your account. You will need your Username and Password to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application and when you access the on-line recruitment system; you will need to input this information in exactly as you created it.

Category: Personnel
Where is your office located?

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is located at the Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 W. Olive Street Rm #203, Newport, Oregon 97365.

Do not bring guns, mace, knives or any type of weapon to the Lincoln County Courthouse.

Category: Concealed Handgun License
Who can receive services?

All students attending Lincoln County Schools are eligible to receive care, provided we have consent. However, students are urged to seek care with their private doctors who are familiar with their medical histories.

Category: School Based Health Centers
Who Cares for You?

The providers at Lincoln Community Health Center are Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses prepared to manage both chronic and acute health care needs of all age groups, from infants to older adults.

Category: Lincoln Community Health Center
Who is on staff?

Lincoln County School Based Health Centers provide licensed professional providers such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Registered Community Health Nurses, and Mental Health Therapists. Medical oversight is provided by the medical director of the Lincoln Community Health Center. Clinic Assistants and Health Services Advocates provide support and assistance.

Category: School Based Health Centers
Who may apply for an absentee ballot?

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot from their Elections Office.

Category: Absentee Ballots
Who may register to vote?

Anyone who is:

  • A resident of Oregon;
  • A United States citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older.

You may register to vote before your 18th birthday or before you are sworn in as a US citizen. You may register to vote any time after your 17th birthday.  However, your voter registration card must be sent on-line, received in person, or postmarked no later than the 21st day before the election at which you intend to vote.  (you must be 18 and/or sworn in as a US citizen to be eligible to vote at that election).  Please call your county elections office for details if you believe you qualify for this registration process.

Category: Election Information
Who should get the flu vaccine?

Everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine every year.

Category: Flu and Pneumonia Shots
Who will see my application if I use the Lincoln County on-line application process?

Lincoln County takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server. Only the Personnel Department and designated staff who are authorized to review applications for specific job openings will have access. Lincoln County does not share its database with other companies. Certain information is kept confidential within the Personnel Department and is not shared with anyone. This would include information on EEO related questions such as sex and ethnicity.

Category: Personnel
Who will see the students' medical records?

Health center services are private and confidential. Health center records will not become part of a student’s school record and information cannot be shared with school personnel without written consent.

Category: School Based Health Centers
Why do so many people surrender their animals? Is there something wrong with the animals?

Most animals are surrendered because the owner’s circumstances change, not because there is anything wrong with the animal. People may find that they can no longer afford to care for their animal, they need to move and their new housing does not accept pets, or they no longer have the time to spend with them. Failure to spay or neuter a pet also results in hard-to-place litters, which are then brought to the shelter.  Many animals brought to the animal shelter are healthy, temperamentally sound, and terrific companions for their new adopters.

 

Category: Animal Shelter
Will I be logged out automatically?

Yes. You will be logged-out automatically after 60 minutes of inactivity. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Be sure to click the 'Save Work in Progress' button frequently while working on your application and before you leave the computer for an extended period of time. 

Category: Personnel
Will my vote count if I forget to put my ballot into the secrecy envelope?

Yes, the ballot will still be counted.

Category: Voting in Oregon
Will my vote still count if I do not vote on all the contests and/or measures on the ballot?

Yes, the ballot will still be counted.

Category: Voting in Oregon
With whom do the providers collaborate?

Our providers work and consult with other providers as necessary and are developing a knowledge base of community needs and resources available for health promotion, health education, guidance and counseling for patients and their families concerning illness; its prevention, health promotion, maintenance, and management.
 

Category: Lincoln Community Health Center
When will tax statements be mailed

No later than October 25th

Category: Tax Office
I'm leaving town prior to October 25th, how will I know what to pay?

Tax amounts are available after certification, generally by the middle of October.

Call our office: (541) 265-4139. We will give you the amount due, your account number, and the address to where your payment must be mailed or you can leave a temporary address with us, your statement will be pulled and forwarded to you with your with your temporary address. Your mailing address on the tax roll will not be changed.

Category: Tax Office
Do you accept small pets?

LCAS accepts small pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, rodents, and other small animals.  Please call us to make an appointment. 

Category: Animal Shelter
Does my payment need to be in the tax office by November 15th?

No. Your tax payment must be postmarked by November 15th. By Oregon law, payments postmarked after November 15th do not receive discounts. Interest will accrue on the past due portion.

Category: Tax Office
Can I bring in a feral cat?

Yes, but please be aware that truly feral cats cannot be accepted into our adoption program. If you want to bring in a feral cat, please call for a morning appointment. We request a fee of $25 to safely handle and accept a feral cat.  If a cat is semi-social, we are able to place them as barn or shop cats.

We encourage you to contact the Central Coast Humane Society to learn about local Trap/Neuter/Return options. You can also contact the Feral Cat Coalition for information about caring for feral cat colonies.

Category: Animal Shelter
If I am paying in installments, will I get a reminder notice for my 2nd & 3rd installment payment?

Yes. We will send a reminder notice for both installments.

Category: Tax Office
Can I post-date my check?

Lincoln County does not recommend payment by a post-dated check. All checks are processed the same day received.

Category: Tax Office
What do I need to do if my pet bites someone?

Call an Animal Services Deputy at 541-265-4231.  By law, dogs and cats who bite humans and break skin must be quarantined and observed for a 10-day period to ensure there are no symptoms of rabies. If an animal is up-to-date on its rabies vaccine, it usually can be observed at home. If an animal is not up-to-date on its rabies vaccine, or if the bite was a particularly dangerous one, the animal may be required to be quarantined and observed at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter at a cost of $10 per night.

Category: Animal Shelter
What should I do if I've been bitten by an animal?

Make sure to obtain the contact information for the owner and seek medical attention if necessary.  You should also report the bite to Animal Services at 541-265-0777 to file a report and to determine if the animal needs to be quarantined for rabies observation.

Category: Animal Shelter
What should I do if my dog or cat is exposed to an animal with rabies?

Dogs and cats who are current on their rabies vaccines and are exposed to an animal that is known to have rabies will require a 45-day quarantine/observation period, which can most often be done at home. Dogs and cats that are not current on their rabies vaccines require a six-month quarantine period during which time they cannot have direct contact with humans or other animals.

People often vaccinate their dogs against rabies, but fail to vaccinate their cats. Cats are more likely to come into contact with bats than dogs. Even indoor cats have been exposed to rabid bats. It is just as important to keep your cat up-to-date on rabies vaccines as it is your dog.

Category: Animal Shelter
If I witness animal abuse or neglect, what should I do?

Under Oregon law, animal caregivers must meet "minimum standards of care," which means care sufficient to preserve the health and well-being of the animal. Essentially, it means animals must be provided with potable water, food, shelter, a clean environment, and proper veterinary care.  If you believe minimum care standards are not being met, or if you believe an animal is being physically abused, has been abandoned, or is in immediate danger, please contact an Animal Services Deputy at 541-265-0777. You may also submit a citizen report online. Law enforcement may decide to remove or seize the animal and may place him or her in protective custody with LCAS.

Category: Animal Shelter
How do I report a barking dog or other nuisance?

You may contact an Animal Services Deputy through dispatch at 541-265-0777 or submit a citizen report online.

Category: Animal Shelter

How to Post Bail for an Inmate

Bail money can be sent by mail to the Lincoln County Jail or dropped off at the jail (251 West Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365).

We accept US money in the following forms:

  • Cash (for the exact amount)
  • Western Union money orders in the exact amount of the bail made out to the "Lincoln County Sheriff's Office" and sent to Newport, Oregon as a destination (c/o Lincoln County Jail, 251 West Olive Street). If the Western Union was paid in cash, it will generally be available more quickly than if it was charged on a credit card.

How to Receive a Phone Call From an Inmate

The inmate phone system is for outgoing and incoming prepaid calls.  Please visit www.ctel.us to receive additional information on how to set up a prepaid telephone account. 

You may also deposit money on the inmate's commissary account at www.inmatecanteen.com or the jail's lobby kiosk. Inmates may use money from their commissary account to place telephone calls.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

Please be sure to include the inmate's name with the money. We accept cash, money orders or credit cards only. Deliver the money by mail (per jail address above) or dropped off at the jail kiosk (Entry of 251 West Olive Street). Please be sure to specify the inmate who is to receive these funds. If you are sending a money order, please make the money order payable to the inmate. You can send money to an inmate online or using a smartphone by going to www.inmatecanteen.com.

How to Send Mail to an Inmate

To write an inmate in the Lincoln County Jail, please review the Mail Policy & Return Notice, which details what and how you can mail to an inmate and what cannot be sent.

NOTIFICACIÓN DE INFRACCIÓN DE CORRESPONDENCIA

Include your FULL first and last names and address in the return address section of the card. Address the card to:

(Inmate's Name)
c/o Lincoln County Jail
251 W Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365