Planning & Development Services

  1. 2016 Comprehensive Plan Final EIS

    Whatcom County issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) on November 12, 2015 for the proposed adoption of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations Update and Urban Growth Area (UGA) Review. Read on...
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PDS Updates
Watershed Closure Information: 
Please note for parcels within the Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish & Lake Padden Watersheds no permits can be issued after September 16, 2015 due the closure that begins October 1st. Click here for more information.
Our phone number has changed!
Whatcom County is in the process of changing to a new phone system and all county departments will have new phone numbers by the end of the year.  Planning and Development's new phone number is 360-778-5900.
To view the PDS 2014 year end report & newsletter click here