The Whatcom County Planning & Development Services (PDS) lobby is opening for walk-in traffic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm. Virtual appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule a virtual appointment on a Tuesday or Thursday; please complete this appointment request form or call 360-778-5900 to make an appointment. We will not be taking paper submissions for applications and permit intake. The most efficient way to assist our customers and the public continues to be via telephone, email and video conferencing options; and our
We are accepting all applications digitally. To submit an application or permit--email firstname.lastname@example.org with your application materials. When your application is accepted you will get an e-mail with your permit number and applicable fees. Once your fees are paid your application we will processed for review by Natural Resource staff.
One of the greatest assets of Whatcom County is its bounty of natural resources. The forests, lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands, marine shorelines, and wildlife prevalent throughout the county play a large role in making this one of the most desirable places to live in the country.
The Environmental Permitting teams are tasked with reviewing land use and development permit applications for compliance with Whatcom County codes and development standards.