Fast Track Permit Processing


The Building Services Division started a “fast-track” plan check review for green building projects in 2006. The intent is to encourage green building throughout Whatcom County.

Residential and commercial projects that will be constructed under the requirements of a nationally recognized green building certification program such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) are eligible.

What to Expect

Once the permit application file has been approved by all other departments, it will be routed to the plan check department. If it’s complete and ready for review, the file will be placed at the front of the file review line and reviewed as soon as possible.

Refer to the Whatcom County handout Fast Track Permit Processing for Green Buildings for more detailed information.