The County is managed by a three member Board of Commissioners that provides:
- Public safety
- Road improvement
- Solid waste management
- Planning and zoning
- Parks and recreation
- Judicial administration
- Health and social services
- General administrative services
The City of Montesano serves as the county seat. There are nine incorporated towns within the County that are governed by City councils.
State and Federal Governments
The entirety of Grays Harbor County is within the 6th Congressional District and is represented by a single member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
On the state level, the county is represented by portions of three districts, each of which has one State Senator and two State Representatives. The state government meets for 90 day sessions one year followed by a 60 day sessions in the succeeding year.
State & Local Taxes
Washington State uses sales and use taxes, business and occupation (B&O) taxes, gas taxes and property taxes to generate a predominate share of overall state revenue.
The B&O tax is based on gross receipts generated within the State. State tax revenues are relatively stable when tracked against changes in personal income.
Washington State does not tax on unitary, inventory or corporate income. There are also no taxes on interest, dividends or capital gains.