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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Be Aware of Phone Scam!

Several citizens have reported receiving calls from a male claiming to be Whatcom County "Deputy Mike Sharp.”  This person calls from a spoofed number - (360) 301-8685, claims the call receiver has warrants and tells the call recei...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

County Offices Closure Dates for the Holiday Season

Whatcom County Government offices and facilities will be closed during the holiday season on the following dates: Friday, December 23; Monday December 26; Monday January 2, 2017.

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project-Shoreline Permit Hearing Postponed

The Open Record Public Hearing for the Shoreline Permit has been canceled for Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 1:40 PM, in the Council Chambers, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, WA.  The Shoreline Permit Hearing will be res...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Stormwater Regulation Changes Adopted by Council Oct 22

These regulations are designed to normalize the stormwater requirements, provide compliance with the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit (Clean Water Act), recognize the impact of tree removal in Lake Whatcom, ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

General Election Results

Results for the November 8th General Election.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Open Public Meeting Notice - Rescheduled

The Whatcom County Canvassing Board will hold an open public meeting at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8th at the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., 5th Floor, Conference Room 513, Bellingham, WA. The Canvassing Board will hear a voter registrati...Read on...


Posted on: December 5, 2016

DOL Replacing Computer System

The Department of Licensing is replacing their computer system. All licensing locations will be closed starting at 4:30 PM or 5:00 PM December 9th and reopen on December 12th at normal business hours.

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

FIRST CANDIDATE GRADUATES FROM LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH COURT

BELLINGHAM--Whatcom County Mental Health Court Program celebrated their first participant graduation in Bellingham Municipal Court on November 8th.

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Biotoxin Levels Drop - No Biotoxin Closures in Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM--Biotoxin levels have recently decreased in southern Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Whatcom County Veteran's Website Launched

BELLINGHAM—A new “Whatcom County Veteran Community” website launched this week. The goal of the website is to provide a one-stop online resource where veterans can connect through community events and learn about veteran-specific resources.

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Birch Bay Opens to Recreational Shellfish Harvest

Biotoxin levels have recently decreased in Birch Bay. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish for Birch Bay. Molluscan shellfish include

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

County Health Rankings Provide Catalyst for Community Action

BELLINGHAM—On March 16, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released county health rankings for Whatcom and all other counties in the United States.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Coordinated Water System Plan

On August 9, 2016 the Whatcom County Council adopted the Coordinated Water System Plan by Resolution 2016-030. (This is a large document that may take several minutes to open.)

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Whatcom County Council Adopts Emergency Ordinance

On October 25, 2016 Whatcom County Council voted to adopt Emergency Ordinance 2016-048. This ordinance places an emergency moratorium prohibiting the filing, acceptance, and processing of new applications for project permits (as defined in WCC 20.97.321)...Read on...

Ordinance 2016-048 Document
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Stormwater Regulation Change

These regulations are designed to normalize the stormwater requirements, provide compliance with the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit (Clean Water Act), recognize the impact of tree removal in Lake Whatcom, ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Whatcom County Response to Supreme Court Ruling on Permit Exempt Wells

On October 6, 2016, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Whatcom County v. Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

DRAYTON HARBOR SHELLFISH RESTRICTIONS LIFTED!

The public is invited to celebrate this historic occasion at the Drayton Harbor Oyster Company on Friday, December 16th at 4:00 pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project-Shoreline Permit Hearing Postponed

The Open Record Public Hearing for the Shoreline Permit has been canceled for Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 1:40 PM, in the Council Chambers, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, WA.  The Shoreline Permit Hearing will be res...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

County Road Restrictions for 11/23/16

Traffic Limitations: Potter Road - County Roadway Safety Program, Sign Installation & Rumble Strips/Recessed Pavement Markers/Striping

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

NEW SCAM - DECEMBER 6

Several citizens have reported receiving calls from a male claiming to be Whatcom County "Deputy Mike Sharp.”  This person calls from a spoofed number - (360) 301-8685, claims the call receiver has warrants and tells the call receiver he or ...

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