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Posted on: December 3, 2021

County Seeks Applicants for Advisory Committees

The County Council and Executive are seeking applications from county residents for citizen advisory boards & committees. Applications due 10 am on Jan. 4, 2022. Applicants must be registered voters in Whatcom County and meet requirements of the position.

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Emergency repair work underway on Whatcom County roads

Flooding from a series of storms in November did significant damage to our county road system. We have been assessing the damage, and work is underway on emergency repairs. We will continue to share updates as these repair projects progress. 

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Public Works - News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Weather and Flooding Related Road Closures

  • This page lists Whatcom County weather and flood-related road closures.  County roads closed due to flooding are listed below.
  • Conditions may change rapidly and there may be a delay from when a road is closed and when staff are able to update this...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Community’s Flood Response Transitioning to Recovery Process

Following three “atmospheric rivers” in less than three weeks that caused historic flooding county-wide, the focus is shifting from immediate life safety emergency “response” to coordinated,&nb...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 1, 2021

North Fork Rd. Closed to Local Access Only

North Fork Rd. is closed to local access only 2 miles North of Mosquito Lake Rd. Violators of this restriction are subject to a $500 fine.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: November 29, 2021

DSHS Support Arrives for Flood Victims Mobile Community Service Office Stationed in Everson

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has activated its Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) for Whatcom County residents impacted by recent severe weather and flooding. The DSHS Mobile Community Service Office (MCSO) is ...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Whatcom County Waives Emergency Repair Permit Fees

In response to the extraordinary needs of County residents resulting from recent flooding, the County permit fee for emergency building repairs has been waived per an executive order signed by County Executive Satpal Sidhu on November 24, 2021.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

How You Can Help With the Flood Response

To volunteer your time, use this online link: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3826/Volunteer-for-Flood-Response.

To volunteer your equipment, please connect with the Division of Emergency Management, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, by phone (360-778-7165) or...

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General County News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Property damaged by flooding may qualify for a reduction in assessed value

Property damaged by flooding may qualify for a reduction in assessed value. The completed Destroyed Property Claim form should be returned to the Assessor’s office.

Destroyed property forms can be obtained on the Assessor's website here.

Completed forms can...

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General County News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Update on Marshall Hill Landslide Repairs

Marshall Hill Road near Cronk Road has been reduced to one lane with stop signs in each direction since a landslide that happened in February 2021. Whatcom County Public Works will soon install concrete barriers along the centerline of the road to better ...

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Public Works - Marshall Hill Road Repairs
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Staffing Shortage Could Affect Whatcom County’s Snow Response this Winter

Whatcom County Public Works is dealing with a significant staffing shortage - specifically a shortage of employees who are licensed, qualified and experienced operating snow plows. 

Heavy equipment like snow plows require a Commercial Driver&a...

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Public Works - News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Deer Trail will return to two-lane traffic after completion of roadwork scheduled to start Oct. 20

Crews will soon begin construction of an additional temporary travel lane on Deer Trail that will allow two-way traffic on the roadway, which was damaged by a landslide in early 2021. This work will also eliminate the need for temporary stop signs on Deer...

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Public Works - Deer Trail Repairs
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Alternate Routes Advised on Marine Drive Oct. 18-20 Near McAlpine Road

Stormwater vault construction will cause alternating single-lane closures on Marine Drive during weekday business hours. Drivers should use alternate routes and expect significant delays. View suggested alternate route: https://bit.ly/3AMvLSy

Visit the project webpage. Public Works - Marine Drive Reconstruction Project
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Launch of Whatcom County C-PACER Program

C-PACER is an alternative loan program that allows owners of eligible commercial properties to seek long-term financing from a private capital provider for qualified improvements related energy & building resiliency. For more info visit the C-PACER we...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Truck Road reduced to single lane

The 5800 block of Truck Road is reduced to a single lane. Drivers should use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Drivers, Bicyclists Should Use Caution on Birch Bay Drive near Harborview During Road Work

Drivers and bicyclists should plan for single-lane closures and a temporary gravel surface on Birch Bay Drive immediately north of Harborview Road. Work will take place from 7am-5pm weekdays for the next three weeks. Gravel areas will be paved before the ...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Central Road East of Lunde Rd - Motorcycles use caution

There is a steel plate over the roadway on Central Road, East of Lunde Road. Motorcycles should use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Clipper Road, South of Strand Road - Motorcycles use Caution

There is a steel plate over the roadway at 3167 Clipper Road, South of Strand Road. Motorcycles should use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Deer Trail at Cherry Lane - Be Prepared to Stop

Deer Trail at Cherry Lane is reduced to a single lane. Be prepared to stop.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Marshall Hill Road reduced to single lane due to landslide

Marshall Hill Road has been reduced to single-lane traffic West of 5407 Marshall Hill Road, due to a landslide. Stop signs have been initiated. Drivers are asked to use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Assessor Introduces GIS Tax Parcel Viewer

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office has launched an online Tax Parcel Viewer based on ArcGIS software. The GIS map provides access to tax parcels and related assessment information.

“I am glad we are able to make this tool available and give the public th...

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