Complete List of County Departments & Offices

  1. Administrative Services

    The Administrative Services Department provides quality internal support services to Whatcom County departments and activities.

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  2. Assessor

    The Assessor's Department determines and establishes the value of all real and taxable personal property in county, used to distribute tax responsibility.

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  3. Auditor

    The Whatcom County Auditor´s Office is committed to excellence in public service, easy access to information and efficient operations in its key services of elections, recording, licensing and internal audit.

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  4. County Council

    The Whatcom County Council is the legislative branch of Whatcom County government that is comprised of 7 members.

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  5. County Executive

    The Executive provides for an accountable and responsive county government by ensuring efficient, effective and economical administration in accordance with the County Charter, the Washington State Constitution and other applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as county policy.

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  6. District Court

    Whatcom County District Court is pleased to offer an Online Infraction Program as a way to better serve the citizens of Whatcom County and Washington State.

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  7. District Court Probation

    District Court Probation provides adult probation services for offenders charged with misdemeanors in the Whatcom County District Court and some municipal courts that contract with Whatcom County.

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  8. Facilities Management

    The Facilities Management Department develops, manages and maintains county buildings and grounds.

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  9. Ferry

    Whatcom County Public Works Ferry Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Whatcom Chief.

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  10. Finance

    The Finance Department is responsible for accounting, payroll, budgeting and purchasing.

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  11. Health Department

    View information about our Health and Human Services Department.

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  12. Human Resources

    Human Resources (HR) provides leadership in attracting and retaining quality staff for effective service to the citizens of Whatcom County.

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  13. Information Technology

    The Division of Information Technology manages computer systems, telecommunications, internet / intranet services, records management and mail services.

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  1. Juvenile Court Administration

    Juvenile Court is a division of Whatcom County Superior Court and processes non-offender cases such as truancy, at-risk youth, and child in need of services

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  2. Law Library

    Review the information provided by the Law Library.

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  3. Medical Examiner

    The Medical Examiner is a physician qualified to perform forensic investigations, authorized by Whatcom County, Washington, to investigate sudden unexpected, violent, suspicious, or unnatural deaths.

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  4. Parks & Recreation

    Find a trail or park, make a reservation, or visit one of our senior centers. Find it all and much more under Parks & Recreation.

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  5. Planning & Development Services

    The mission of Planning and Development Services is to ensure growth and development occurs in a manner that protects public health, safety, and welfare, preserves the natural environment, and ensures the quality of life enjoyed by citizens and visitors in Whatcom County is preserved and enhanced.

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  6. Prosecuting Attorney

    The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected position, partisan, 4-year term. Duties are established by state constitution and statutes.

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  7. Public Defender

    Find out how to receive legal defense.

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  8. Public Works

    The largest of Whatcom County departments, Public Works' primary objective is to maintain the integrity of the Whatcom County Road System in an efficient, cost effective manner that provides safe travel for the public.

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  9. Sheriff

    Founded in 1854, your Sheriff's Office is one of Washington's oldest and most respected law enforcement organizations. Responsible for law enforcement, corrections and emergency management, we serve a growing community of over 210,000 residents and are responsible for a land area encompassing 2,500 square miles on the international border.

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  10. Superior Court

    Find information about Superior Court services, forms and fees, and different courts administered.

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  11. Superior Court Clerk

    Find information about Superior Court records.

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  12. Treasurer

    The County Treasurer's Office collects, reports, invests, and manages all monies and debt for Whatcom County, and all other junior and special purpose districts.

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