Northwest NEWS

August 5, 2002

Local News

Cottage Lake Service Center celebrates five years

King County has something to celebrate: Cottage Lake Community Service Center has been open for five years! On Tuesday, July 29, 1997, King County government opened the Center in unincorporated Woodinville at the intersection of Woodinville-Duvall and Avondale Roads. This center was one in a series of seven centers opened throughout King County in the mid-1990s with the express purpose of making County services more accessible to the public.
   From the beginning to the present, Cottage Lake CSC has been open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from Noon to early evening, making it possible to conduct business with the County after normal working hours. Since opening day, the Center has sold marriage and pet licenses, received property tax payments, offered voter registration forms and King County job listings and applications, and provided answers or resources for obtaining many County services.
   Over time, services have increased at the Center. Concealed pistol license renewals were added in 1998. The King County Sheriff's Office opened a 'storefront' office and assigned a Community Police Officer to the site in early 1999.
   Louise Miller's Council District #3 office was open from mid-1999 until her retirement at the end of 2001. Passport application acceptance began in late 2001.
   If you haven't visited the Center, you are invited to do so. Drop off your tax payment, renew your pet license, or just come by to check out the variety of information that's always available. The address is 19145 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Rd. and the phone number is (206) 296-2733.
   Other King County Community Service Centers are:
   Fall City Center 33409 SE 43 St., Fall City, Wednesday and Thursday, Noon-7 pm; Friday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
   Northshore Center 10808 NE 145 St., Bothell, Monday, noon - 7 p.m.
   Sammamish 482 - 228th Avenue NE, Sammamish, Tuesday, noon - 7 p.m.