The Treasurer's office has reopened to walk-in traffic. For your safety, we continue to require masking and social distancing protocols.
Many Treasurer's Office services are available online, by phone, or by mail. Call (360) 778-5160 or email treasurer@co.whatcom.wa.us. THE PASSPORT CENTER REMAINS CLOSED.
Covid-19 is still a concern and the health and safety of our community and employees is our top priority.
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  2. Treasurer’s Office Now Open by Appointment Only

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Mission

The Treasurer's Office will efficiently and effectively collect, report, invest and manage all monies and debt for Whatcom County, and all other junior and special purpose districts. Provide exemplary service to all of our customers by being responsive, courteous, and knowledgeable. 


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for monies of county, cities, port, school districts, fire districts, cemeteries, public utility districts, and water districts
  • Bill and collect, real and personal property taxes, due April 30 and October 31
  • Bill and collect, special assessments and fees, for flood control, road improvement, water, and drainage districts
  • Deposit and invest all funds for county and districts. Provide banking services
  • Collect excise tax on sale, or transfer, of real property and mobile homes
  • Foreclose on property for delinquent taxes
  • Maintain inventory of county-owned property and conduct property sales
  • Collect gambling taxes, 911 taxes, and local gas tax (Point Roberts)