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Information about the history of Anacortes, including the origin of its name, is available on the Museum page.
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The estimated 2019 population of the City of Anacortes is 17,527 per the United States Census Bureau.
Please see the Tsunami Action Plan and Evacuation Routes (PDF). If there are any other questions you have related to disaster preparedness, please contact Police Chief John Small, 360-293-4684.
Our procedure is to ask complainants to call NAS Whidbey and talk with their Community Plans and Liaison Officer (this person also holds the title of Special Assistant to the Commanding Officer. Jennifer Meyer, the current Liaison Officer can explain the program at NAS. Her contact information is:
Jennifer S. MeyerCommunity Plans and Liaison Officer3730 North Charles Porter AvenueBuilding 385, Floor 2, Room 202Oak Harbor, WA 98278Complaint Line: 360-257-6665
Yes, there are designated parking spaces for vehicles with disabled parking placards in the parking lot located on the north side of the Municipal Building, 5th Street and Q Avenue. Elevator access to all business floors is located on the north side of the building as well. For more information, please call 360-293-1900.
Due to COVID-19 many facilities are closed to the public. Please see our COVID-19 webpage for up to date information.
City business offices are closed on the following holidays. The Anacortes Police, Fire, Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant are open every day of the year. Note: If the holiday falls on a Saturday, offices are closed on the Friday before. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the offices are closed on the Monday after. For more information please call 360-293-1900.