Binding Site Plan


A Binding Site Plan (BSP) is a process used to create parcels for sale or lease as an alternative to the long plat procedures required by Chapter 58.17 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). Binding site plans are required to create parcels for industrial or commercial use, create lease spaces for a mobile home park or recreational vehicle (RV) park when no other residential structures are permitted and/or create parcels for condominium ownership.


The BSP process is a 3 step process with preliminary BSP approval by the Whatcom County Hearing Examiner and general and specific BSP approval by the Planning and Development Services (PDS), Public Works, and the Health Department. Lots cannot be sold until Specific BSPs are signed and recorded with the Whatcom County Auditor.