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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Property Taxes due October 31!

Your property tax payment will be accepted as timely if it has a postmark of no later than October 31, 2017. Any postmark after this date will be considered as late, and the payment must include the correct interest and penalty, otherwise it will be retur...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Seeking Public Comment on Secure Medicine Return Policy Proposal

At their request, the Whatcom County Health Department is preparing legislation for the Health Board’s consideration that will create and fund a secure medicine return system in Whatcom County. Secure medicine return programs are a way for consu...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Information About General Election Ballots and Local Voters' Pamphlets

General Election ballots are being mailed today to Whatcom County registered voters.  The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.  Ballots ca...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Health Dept. Offers Homeowner Training for Septic System Evaluations

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering another installment of its successful training that certifies homeowners to inspect their own septic systems. At this free, two-hour workshop on October 24, homeowners will learn the necessary steps to conf...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Three New Ballot Drop Box Locations Announced

Three new ballot drop boxes have been installed and are ready to go for the General Election, County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced.  We’re excited about the addition of the new locations and hope voters will enjoy the convenience. ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Recreational Shellfish Closed for Bellingham Bay and S Whatcom County

Due to unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin, recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish is closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County border, including all of Larrabee State Park.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Burn Ban Lifted, Effective 9:00 am October 2, 2017

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 9:00 AM on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County...

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Posted on: October 1, 2017

Notice of November 7 General Election & Information

Registration Deadlines: Monday, October 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the November 7 General Election.  October 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www....

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning October 18

Registered voters may choose to cast their ballot for the November 7 General Election on an Accessible Voting Unit (AVU).  An AVU is equipped with audio and visual technology that allows a voter with impaired vision and/or physical disability to ...

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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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Annual Report... Auditor

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Information About General Election Ballots and Local Voters' Pamphlets

General Election ballots are being mailed today to Whatcom County registered voters.  The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.  ...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: October 2, 2017

If You're Not Registered to Vote in WA State, There's Still Time

Persons not registered to vote in the State of Washington still have time to register and vote in the November 7 General Election.  Registration must be in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - ...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning October 18

Registered voters may choose to cast their ballot for the November 7 General Election on an Accessible Voting Unit (AVU).  An AVU is equipped with audio and visual technology that allows a voter with impaired vision and/or physical disability to ...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: October 1, 2017

Notice of November 7 General Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, October 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the November 7 General Election.  October 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www....

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Auditor - Elections

Posted on: October 16, 2017

WCHD Offers Homeowner Training for Septic System Evaluations

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering another installment of its successful training that certifies homeowners to inspect their own septic systems. At this free, two-hour workshop on October 24, homeowners will learn the necessary steps to conf...

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Additional Info... Health - Public Health News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Seeking Public Comment on Secure Medicine Return Policy Proposal

At their request, the Whatcom County Health Department is preparing legislation for the Health Board’s consideration that will create and fund a secure medicine return system in Whatcom County. Secure medicine return programs are a way for consu...

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Health - Public Health News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Recreational Shellfish Closed for Bellingham Bay and S Whatcom County

Due to unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin, recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish is closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County border, including all of Larrabee State Park.

Additional Info... Health - Public Health News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

WCHD Joins EnviroStars to Launch One-Stop Green Business Program

Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and EnviroStars announce the launch of an expanded program that brings together green business initiatives from around the region under one umbrella.

Additional Info... Health - Public Health News
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).

Additional Info... Health - Public Health News

Posted on: October 2, 2017

Burn Ban Lifted, Effective 9:00am October 2, 2017

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 9:00 AM on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 for the unincorporated areas of What...

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Additional Info... Planning & Development Services - Planning all departments
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Planning Prepares for the Watershed Closure

For parcels within the Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish and Lake Padden watersheds, the last day permits can be issued is September 15, 2017 due to the seasonal closure beginning October 1st. 2017 through May 31st, 2018. During the watershed seasonal closure no ...

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Additional Info... Planning & Development Services - Planning all departments

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Stormy Weather

Winter weather has returned to Whatcom County with this week’s heavy rain and wind storms. Be prepared. Check current weather and flood forecasts and warnings on Whatcom County Public Works River and Flood Division’s http://whatcomcounty.us/666/Forecasts-...

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Public Works - Events
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Birch Bay Drive/Harborview Road Traffic Limitations

Traffic limitations on Birch Bay Drive/Harborview Road Between Cottonwood Drive and Harborview Road

Additional Info... Public Works - Events

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Property Taxes due October 31

Your property tax payment will be accepted as timely if it has a postmark of no later than October 31, 2017. Any postmark after this date will be considered as late, and the payment must include the correct interest and penalty, otherwise it will be retur...

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