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Posted on: November 17, 2023




November 17, 2023



Thursday, November 23, 2023


            (Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County Commissioners Tom Kress, Chris Boice, and Tim Freeman would like to remind citizens that government offices in the Douglas County Courthouse, located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, as well as the Douglas County Justice Building, Douglas County Courthouse Annex in Reedsport, Transfer Stations, Fairgrounds, Douglas County Museum and All External Douglas County Government Offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 23, 2023, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.  


Please note that the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum located in Winchester Bay will be open on Thursday, November 23, 2023, for normal business hours and tours.   Douglas County Senior Dining Sites – Dine-In Meal Service and our Meals on Wheels Programs in Glendale, Glide, Yoncalla, Reedsport, Sutherlin, Riddle and Winston will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023.  Our Senior Dining sites will resume their dine-in service on Friday, November 24, 2023.  Patrons needing meals for Thursday, November 23 are asked to call Douglas County Seniors Services at (541) 440-3677 to request an extra meal during their Tuesday, November 21 dine-in service or Meals on Wheels delivery.


In addition, some County Departments may have limited hours or will be lightly staffed on Friday, November 24, 2023.  Please call ahead of your visit to see if the Department has staff available to assist you with your needs.  You can call (541) 672-3311 for general inquiries and Department extensions.   You can also log onto our website at to access the direct phone numbers for each County Department.    


            As always, even when Douglas County government offices are closed, many officials and public employees are still working. Our Sheriff’s Deputies, 911 communications and DCSO staff will continue to provide law enforcement protection and emergency assistance for our residents.  If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.  If you need to reach dispatch for a non-emergency, call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at (541) 440-4471.   


Many of you will be planning meals and gatherings or traveling this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we encourage you to take the necessary precautions to celebrate and travel safely.  Your Douglas County Commissioners and everyone with Douglas County Government wish you and yours a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  


Media Contact:   Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist, Douglas County Public Affairs Office | Office: (541) 957-4896 | Cell: (541) 670-2804 | Email:

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