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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Whatcom County Accepting 2018 Lodging Tax Grant Applications

Whatcom County announces it is accepting annual tourism grant applications from non-profit and public tourism organizations for projects that increase overnight stays in the county. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 31.

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Information

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Annual dry dock will begin for the Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, on Thursday, September 7th and end with return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Stage 2 Burn Ban in Effect 8 a.m., August 2, 2017

 Effective 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, all open burning is prohibited in unincorporated Whatcom County until further notice. This ban is in conjunction with statewide outdoor burning restrictions enacted by DNR for all state-protected...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Be careful of scam phone calls received from jury service automated phone line!

We're receiving reports of citizens receiving phone calls from our automated jury line phone number. This number does not place outbound phone calls. Any calls received from 360-778-5435 are a scam.

Washington state courts have issued public warnings about...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Closes Shellfish Harvest on All Beaches in Whatcom County

All of Whatcom County, including all of Point Roberts and all of Larrabee State Park, is now closed to the harvest of molluscan shellfish due to the presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin (PSP).

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Marriage License Fee Increase

Effective July 23, the cost of a marriage license will be $60.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors by $1 on marriage license applications.  This increase funds the Washingto...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Recording Fee Increases $1 effective July 23, 2017

Effective July 23, document recording fees will increase $1.00.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors to fund the Washington State competitive grant program, attorney general&rsquo...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

New Road Maintenance Service Request Process Announced

Public Works has a new way for the public to report ROUTINE road maintenance issues through submission of a form. If your request is an emergency or to report a down or missing STOP, STOP AHEAD, CURVE, or YIELD sign call 9-1-1 immediately!

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