The next three Island ferry punch card ticket sale dates are October 3, November 7 and December 5.
Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office. As a reminder, we sell all types of ferry punch cards including current Needs Bas...
PSP biotoxin rose to the highest levels of the year in samples collected from Bellingham Bay this week. Biotoxin levels are high enough that severe illness or even life-threatening symptoms are likely if mussels are consumed.
Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom Cou...
This will be the final election observer training of the year. Interested citizens are welcome to attend this informative training. Learn the various phases of ballot processing with our new ES&S mail ballot verifier and Clear Ball...
The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close North Pass Road between Telegraph Road and Minaker Road beginning Monday, September 17th at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 pm for a culvert repair project. This closure will be in...
Recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line including all of Larrabee State Park.
Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. As always, the return date is tentative and dependent on the scale of repairs and work required both in ...
A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.
From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.
A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.
This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording. The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....
The Accessible Voting Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and adopt the 2018/2019 Annual Plan. This is an open public meeting. The agenda follows:
Whatcom County Auditor’s Office
311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham, WA
At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.” Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, was the honoree...
To look more closely at how health varies among the cities and towns within Whatcom County, the health department is hosting listening sessions to gather input from community members about the unique assets and challenges to their community’s health.
Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.
Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.
Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.
The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.
The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.
Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. At th...
The next three Island punch card sales dates are:
The Birch Bay Watershed Watchers-Volunteer Training Event scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2018 has been POSTPONED. Please check the WC and BBWARM websites for more information.
Hannegan Road will be closed approximately 1,000-feet north of Ten Mile Road beginning Monday, August 20th for the Hannegan Rd/Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 236 Replacement Project. A signed detour will be in place during construction.
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Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Please read the press release for further details.
The Whatcom County Treasurer’s Office will be reducing passport acceptance hours to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from August 27th through October 31st. Hours for all other services will remain 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
See current Boards and Commissions vacancies.
The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.