Please let a pencil size stream of cold water run in your home to prevent pipes from freezing.


If your dog is missing please contact City Hall. 509-689-3464, to see if it's in our dog pound.

If you are conducting business within the City of Brewster you are required to have a current Washington State Business License and you need to endorse the City of Brewster under the State License.

City of Brewster Council Meetings are now on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Council Meeting Agenda
Time: 5:00 PM
Day: Tuesday
Date: October 19, 2023
Location: City Hall Council Chambers and GoToMeeting

Welcome to the City of Brewster, Washington

Brewster was officially incorporated on April 29, 1910.

In 1811, David Stewart of Astor's Pacific Fur Company established Fort Okanogan, the first American post in Washington, just north of the present site of Brewster. In 1859, the area experienced a gold rush and by 1880, steamboats became a common sight on the Columbia River as far north as Brewster. Most of the settlers in the area were cattle and sheep ranchers. The town's location near the confluence of the Columbia and Okanogan Rivers made Brewster the "gateway" to the vast lands of the north. Brewster was founded in 1910 and grew as river travel increased. The coming of the railroad in 1914 opened more opportunities, including mining and logging. The history of the Brewster area is one of the great Indians, of growers who imagined taming the wild country for food production, of railroad men and miners, of daring people building massive dams to harness the wild Columbia River. The land provided something for every dreamer and still does. The economy of Brewster rests with the fruit industry. There are 4 warehouses that pack several million boxes of fruit annually. The warehouses are supported by thousands of acres of orchards in the surrounding countryside. Every season of the year offers unique recreational opportunities. There are five museums in Okanogan County. The Okanogan Interpretive Center near Brewster represents the site of the first inland fur trading post in the state.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Playground at Brewster City Park

Tree Stump Sculptures

City of Brewster Facts:

Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Okanogan County
Population: 1,983 (2020 census)
Latitude: 48° 5' 46" N (48.096°)
Longitude: 119° 46' 46" W (-119.779°)
Elevation: 820 ft./250 m above sea level
Zip Code(s): 98812
Area Code(s): 509
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8), DST observed
FIPS code 53-07835[1] GNIS feature ID 1516938[2]

City Hall

Phone: (509) 689-3464
M-F (Closed Holidays)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fax: (509) 689-3705

Police Department

Police Non-emergencies,
Call: (509) 689-2331

Call: (509) 689-2756
M - F (Closed Holidays)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mail to: P.O. Box 1074, Brewster WA 98812

For Public Records Requests, Please Call City Hall

Columbia River – Sunrise

Old – Brewster Bridge

New – Brewster Bridge