Planning & Development Services

  1. Fire Marshal 4th of July Press Release

    The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely during the Independence Day holiday. If you are planning on using your own fireworks, use only legal consumer fireworks and only during permitted times. Read on...
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Permit Center Lobby Open for Walk-Ins:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
 **Permit Lobby Closed:
Tuesday & Thursday

** Virtual Appointments available for residential projects Tuesday & Thursday.

We are continuing to take a phased approach to reopening in-person Planning services. Some staff continue to work remotely. We will continue to assist customers in this capacity including virtual meetings for residential projects on Tuesday (9am to 3pm) and Thursday (afternoon only-1pm to 3pm) (online via Zoom) during the phased reopening. 

Limited In-Person Services

  • General property, permitting and zoning information (M, W, F 9am-4pm)
  • Assistance and direction on how to submit and apply online.
  • Records Research (capacity for records research shall be limited to one customer at a time). Records research will be available Monday, Wed and Friday from 9-4 pm.

Online Services and Resources