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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Biotoxin Levels Drop, All County Beaches Open for Shellfish Harvesting

Biotoxin levels have recently decreased throughout Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish for all beaches, and all beaches are open.

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Crack Seal Road List for the week of August 21, 2017.

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing Crack Sealing on the roads listed HERE. Work will begin Monday, August 21st and will run through Thursday August 24th, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is requested that the public use alt...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Whatcom County Accepting 2018 Lodging Tax Grant Applications

Whatcom County announces it is accepting annual tourism grant applications from non-profit and public tourism organizations for projects that increase overnight stays in the county. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 31.

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Information

Whatcom Chief

Annual dry dock will begin for the Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, on Thursday, September 7th and end with return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Stage 2 Burn Ban in Effect 8 a.m., August 2, 2017

 Effective 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, all open burning is prohibited in unincorporated Whatcom County until further notice. This ban is in conjunction with statewide outdoor burning restrictions enacted by DNR for all state-protected...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Be careful of scam phone calls received from jury service automated phone line!

We're receiving reports of citizens receiving phone calls from our automated jury line phone number. This number does not place outbound phone calls. Any calls received from 360-778-5435 are a scam.

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Marriage License Fee Increase

Effective July 23, the cost of a marriage license will be $60.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors by $1 on marriage license applications.  This increase funds the Washingto...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Recording Fee Increases $1 effective July 23, 2017

Effective July 23, document recording fees will increase $1.00.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors to fund the Washington State competitive grant program, attorney general&rsquo...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

New Road Maintenance Service Request Process Announced

Public Works has a new way for the public to report ROUTINE road maintenance issues through submission of a form. If your request is an emergency or to report a down or missing STOP, STOP AHEAD, CURVE, or YIELD sign call 9-1-1 immediately!

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

County Auditor Releases 2016 Annual Report

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 2016 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Recording Fee Increases $1 Effective July 23, 2017

Effective July 23, document recording fees will increase $1.00.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors to fund the Washington State competitive grant program, attorney general&rsquo...

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Auditor - Recording
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Marriage License Fee Increase

Effective July 23, the cost of a marriage license will be $60.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors by $1 on marriage license applications.  This increase funds the Washingto...

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Auditor - Recording

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Closes Shellfish Harvest on All Beaches in Whatcom County

All of Whatcom County, including all of Point Roberts and all of Larrabee State Park, is now closed to the harvest of molluscan shellfish due to the presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin (PSP).

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Rises to a Dangerous Level in Whatcom County

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin has increased to a dangerous level in mussels from Birch Bay according to weekly monitoring reports from Whatcom County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Confirmed Mumps Case at Western Washington University

As of June 1, 2017, the Whatcom County Health Department has confirmed one new case of mumps in a student who attends Western Washington University. The student does not reside on campus, and fewer than 25 individuals were potentially exposed

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Stage 2 Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, August 2, 2017

Effective 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, all open burning is prohibited in unincorporated Whatcom County until further notice. This ban is in conjunction with statewide outdoor burning restrictions enacted by DNR for all state-protected lands.&am...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Lummi Island Ferry Planned Service Outage 8/30/17

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The Whatcom Chief will not be in service on 8/30/17 from 10:10 AM to 3:00 PM for Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point approach spans necessary inspection and maintenance activities.

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Crack Seal Road List for the week of August 21, 2017.

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing Crack Sealing on the roads listed HERE. Work will begin Monday, August 21st and will run through Thursday August 24th, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is requested that the public use alt...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Activities Press Release

Whatcom Chief

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 7th and the Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th.

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