Finance

COVID-19 Response Alert

Updated 3/25/2020


With the emergency closure of the County Administration Building on March 17, 2020, the public is urged to perform any Snohomish County Finance business over the phone or through email. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all in-person customer service operations are closed to the public except as noted below.


Purchasing Division:


  • Bid and Proposal Submittals: 

Please use a commercial carrier for submittals (Fed Ex, UPS, or USPS).

In-person RFP submittals will not be accepted.

In-person Bid submittals will only be accepted just prior to the bid due date and time (see below)


  • Public Bid Openings:

Bid Openings will take place in the first floor lobby of the Administrative West Building located on the County’s main campus.

The address is 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett. The lobby will be accessible twenty (20) minutes prior to the scheduled bid opening for bidders only.

Enter the lobby through the sliding glass doors located directly across from the Parking Garage Elevators (next to the ATM machine).


Call Purchasing at 425-388-3344 or email to purchasing@snoco.org if you have any questions or concerns.


Risk Management Division


  • Damage Claims

By mail or by appointment, call 425-388-3956


Finance Operations Division (includes accounts payable, payroll and general ledger)


  • Junior Taxing Districts

Finance Operations will release warrants to junior taxing districts at the Admin. West 1st Floor Plaza doors. Call 425-388-3401.


Our Services

The Finance Department manages Snohomish County’s accounting, budget, purchasing, risk management services, and public records office. 


The department is organized into five primary divisions:

  • Accounting / Financial Management: Responsible for financial reporting including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), payment processing, billing and collections, fiscal management policy, debt issuance / debt service, and management of the countywide accounting and payroll systems.
  • Budget: Maintains budget and systems to promote the fiscal health throughout the county. Provides financial reporting, analysis, consultation, and strategic information to the executive, council, and departments to aid in making sound economic decisions.
  • Purchasing: The Purchasing Division facilitates the timely procurement of goods and services to help county departments fulfill their missions by providing cost effective opportunities to purchase quality goods and services at the best values while conducting business in a legal, fair, open, and competitive manner. Purchasing maintains and expands relationships with vendors and promotes fair and equitable opportunities for vendors.
  • Risk Management: Protects the financial interest and assets of the county.
  • Public Records Office: Snohomish County provides public records in compliance with all applicable laws

It is the policy of the Snohomish County Finance Department to pursue equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability as defined by federal, state, and local law in our relationship with applicants for employment, employees of the department, and the public.