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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Fee Waivers Extended for Certain Permits Related to Flood Damage Repairs

County Executive Satpal Sidhu has extended two executive orders aimed at facilitating recovery in areas affected by flooding in November 2021.

The waiving of the County permit fee for emergency building repairs has been extended per Executive Order 2021-07. The emergency repair requests must be received by Whatcom County Planning & Development Services (PDS) no later than October 31, 2022, in order for the fee waiver to apply. The waiver only applies to Whatcom County permits. For residents of incorporated towns and cities, please contact your local jurisdiction for repair permit information. 

Similarly, the County is extending its waiver for certain On-Site Sewage permit fees related to flood damage. The emergency repair requests must be received by the Whatcom County Health Department no later than October 31, 2022, in order for the fee waiver to apply. The specific types of fees subject to waivers are listed in the Executive Order 2021-08.

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