Related County Services

Online recorded document
Record a
Septic system informationHealth
Septic and drinking water records searchHealth
County building permitsPlanning & Development
Zoning mapsPlanning & Development
Zoning codesPlanning & Development Title 20 Zoning
Pay property
Real property


The County Auditor’s Office handles recorded documents which includes documents that are used to update the Assessor’s Office informational records. They have an online recorded document search that can be used to find recorded documents.

Health Department

The County Health Department has regulatory oversight for all on-site sewage systems (septic systems) in Whatcom County.

Planning and Development Services

Planning and Development Services issues building permits for county properties. They can assist in how properties are zoned and what can be built on a property.


The County Treasurer bills and collects real and personal property taxes. They also coordinate the tax foreclosure auction each year.