1. Property Tax Based Qualifications Determined by the Assessor’s Office.
The process to qualify for needs-based punch cards based on a property tax exemption will not change. Applications are filed with and managed by the Whatcom County Assessor's Office and must be renewed at least every six (6) years, or anytime there is a change in circumstance or income.
2. Income-Based Qualifications Determined by the Opportunity Council.
The Opportunity Council processes all needs-based applications based on income.
Due to Covid19, the only way to purchase a needs-based punch card in person is at the monthly punch card sale date on Lummi Island. Important details about in-person sales:
Upcoming in-person punch card sale dates are sent out via press release.