Harney County-The Official Site

Welcome to the official Harney County Government website.  This site is dedicated to providing the public the best information possible in detailing the many products and services of the Harney County Government.  Each department is represented as well as a wide variety of pertinent links.  Please let us know if there is something that you cannot find.  Updates are made often and checking back from time to time is advisable. Harney County is located in southeastern Oregon and is the largest county in the State of Oregon.  The County has a diverse landscape with forests, sagebrush lakes, streams desert and mountains.  Harney County is open for business, travel, exploration, outdoor adventure, and recreation.  We hope your stay in Harney County either physically or as a visitor to this site is enjoyable.

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Visit the Harney County Chamber of Commerce website to find local businesses and services.


  • Final Summary Results May 19, 2015, Election
  • PRESS RELEASE - May 18, 2015, Due to multiple scheduling conflicts on Wednesday this week the Harney County Court meeting scheduled for May 20 is cancelled. The County Court’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

  • BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING: The Harney County Budget Committee will hold a public hearing to approve the fiscal year 2015/2016 budget on June 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in Judge Steven E. Grasty’s office in the County Courthouse, 450 North Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon. The public is invited to attend.
  • NOTICE OF HARNEY COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING: A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Harney County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 will be held in Judge Grasty’s office in the Courthouse. The meeting will take place on the 15th day of April 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the Budget Message and Budget Document and for County Department Heads to discuss their individual proposed budgets with the Budget Committee. A copy of the Budget Document may be inspected or obtained after April 15, 2015 at the County Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Additional Budget Committee meetings will be held on April 16th and April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on May 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for community groups and agencies; a meeting may also be held on May 27th if necessary. All budget meetings are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place and time will be allowed for public comment.
  • Cooperating Agency white paper, Coordination white paper
  • Upcoming: Ballots for the May 19, 2015 District Director Election will be  in the Mail on April 30, 2015.   If you have moved, or changed your mailing address in any way, please go to  and update your registration information in order to vote in the Special District Director Election.
  • Public Notice: Real property for sale in Harney County. Follow this link for more information and the Land Sale Policy.