Whatcom County Government is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our employees, customers and our communities and to reducing the threat of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. In response to the public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Whatcom County Planning & Development Services (PDS) and Public Works Engineering Services departments will be temporarily closed to public “in person” services effective Wednesday March 18, 2020. (Our lobby/Permit Centers will be closed to the public.) However, we are still very much “open for business”. We will continue to provide services for permit processing and staff will be available to assist customers and the public via telephone, email and video conferencing options.
Public Works Engineering Services inspections may be requested for compliant, existing Phase 1: Low-Risk Construction projects, as defined by Governor Inslee’s recommendations. All Contractors are required to post at each job site written notice to employees, subcontractors and government officials the Phase 1 work that will be performed at that job site and signed commitment to adhere to the requirements listed in this document. Please contact your assigned inspector or call our office at 360-778-6200 to discuss your inspection request. If an inspection is scheduled, our inspectors will be maintaining appropriate social distancing protocols when on site.