Starting March 28, 2022, the Whatcom County Public Defender's Office will be open to the public. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Public Defender's Office was created in 1982 by constitutional mandate to provide indigent legal defense for:
Apply for a Public Defender - Affidavit of IndigencyTo check your Superior Court datesTo check your District Court dates To view the most recent Superior Court calendar
If in custody, the prosecutor has 72 hours (3 business days) to file charges. The 72 hour rule does not apply when the person is released from jail.
Status and Omnibus hearings