How long does an inspection take and what will the inspectors be checking?
Inspections are generally taking about 10-15 minutes, depending on the complexities of your boat. When your boat is inspected, the inspector will ask you several questions about your boat and launching history. They will then visually and physically inspect your boat for any evidence of aquatic invasive species. This is done inside all of the compartments as well as on the outside of your watercraft. When your vessel passes inspection you will be given our AIS permit sticker(s) to affix to your boat.

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1. What are aquatic invasive species (AIS)?
2. Which boats are needing permits?
3. What are the permit fees?
4. How do I get my permit / sticker?
5. How long does an inspection take and what will the inspectors be checking?
6. How can I make my inspection a more quick and simple process?
7. Where can I get my boat inspected?
8. What number can I call to arrange for a boat inspection?
9. Where can I find a copy of the Whatcom County AIS ordinance?