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Posted on: June 19, 2019

West Badger Road Closure Commencing June 24

West Badger Road will be closed approximately 1-mile west of Guide Meridian (SR 539) beginning Monday, June 24 for the West Badger Road/Bertrand Creek Bridge No. 50 Replacement Project. Signed detour routes for local traffic and trucks will be in place. I...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for 2020 Grant Funding

The Whatcom County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is now accepting applications from agencies and groups actively engaged in the promotion and enhancement of tourism in Whatcom County. 

Application period: Opens Monday, June 17, 2019 and Cl...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Public Works List of 2019 Prelevel and Chip Seal Roadworks

It is anticipated that prelevel work will start late June in the Point Roberts area and move to other areas within Whatcom County after that.

Chip Seal work will start the middle of July in the Point Roberts area and move to other areas after that.

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Northern Whatcom County Beaches Closed to Recreational Shellfish Harvest

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Whatcom County. Most Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Recording fees to increase July 1, 2019 and July 28, 2019

Document recording fees will increase July 1, 2019 and July 28, 2019.  The fee increases will be added to all documents that are not exempt under state law. 

Effective July 1, 2019: Document recording fees will increase an additional $2.5...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Open Houses Scheduled for Shoreline Management Program Periodic Update

Whatcom County is beginning the process of updating the County’s Shoreline Management Program (SMP). The County uses the SMP to regulate activities along our shorelines. The State of Washington requires Whatcom County to periodically update thei...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Notice of Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Subagency Opening

The Whatcom County Auditor is accepting applications to open a new vehicle/vessel subagency in the central/south Bellingham area of Whatcom County.  The new agency will replace Bellingham Auto Licensing on Lakeway Drive in Bellingham that is expe...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Long Overhang Notice for the Lummi Island Ferry

If you are transporting a trailer or driving a vehicle with a long overhang past the rear axles, we strongly suggest you travel aboard the Whatcom County ferry at a tide no lower than 4 feet.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Roberts Road Closure Commencing April 29

Roberts Road will be closed beginning Monday, April 29, 2019, north of Goshen Road for the Roberts Road/Anderson Creek Bridge No. 249 Replacement Project. A signed detour route will be in place.

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Latest Youth Health Survey Data Released - 3/19/19

Results of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) were released yesterday. Washington State students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the HYS every two years, voluntarily answering a wide variety of questions about health behaviors and other factors that affe...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Whatcom County Emergency Management Incident Information

Information on any Office of Emergency Management incidents can be found here. The page is updated as needed.

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