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Posted on: November 14, 2019

2nd Annual Warrant Quash Day announced for Nov 20

Anyone with an outstanding warrant, issued in Whatcom County, is encouraged to come to the event. Individuals will be issued a notice to appear document with a new court date, so they can take care of their original violation, without fear of arrest. The ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Whatcom County Library System Day November 7

County Executive Jack Louws has proclaimed Whatcom County Library System Day November 7 to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of our County Library System.

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Whatcom County, City of Bellingham Coordinating Winter Homeless Shelters

Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham are coordinating with local organizations to ensure shelter services for people experiencing homelessness are available this winter. Several new resources will be available in addition to year-round shelters.

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Notice of November 5, 2019 General Election

Individuals can now register to vote or update their registration information until 8:00 pm on Election Day by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.

Registration Deadlines: If registering to vote online or by mail – or – if changing y...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Whatcom County Emergency Management Incident Information

Information on any Office of Emergency Management incidents can be found here. The page is updated as needed.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Election Results

Election results for the 2019 General Election will be updated as ballots continue to be processed.  Final results will be posted after the Whatcom County Canvassing Board certifies the Election on November 26th.  View the results here h...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Notice of November 5, 2019 General Election

Individuals can now register to vote or update their registration information until 8:00 pm on Election Day by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.

Registration Deadlines: If registering to vote online or by mail – or – if changing y...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

New Licensing Subagency Opening October 28th

A new licensing office, Auto LIcensing of Bellingham, is opening October 28th at 1738 Iowa Street, Bellingham. The new licensing subagency is located in the Iowa Business Center next to Dewey Griffin and across the street from Rairdons.

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Bellingham Auto Licensing Closing October 24th

Whatcom County's first licensing subagency office is closing due to a retirement. Bellingham Auto Licensing, located in the Fred Meyer shopping center on Lakeway Drive, opened in 1977 and will close on October 24, 2019. 

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

WCHD Veterans Program Grows to Meet Local Veterans’ Needs

Since its inception in 2011, the Whatcom County Health Department’s (WCHD) Veterans Program has continued to adapt and expand to meet the needs of veterans in Whatcom County, most recently with the addition of two accredited Veterans Service Off...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Whatcom County, City of Bellingham Coordinating Winter Homeless Shelters

Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham are coordinating with local organizations to ensure shelter services for people experiencing homelessness are available this winter. Several new resources will be available in addition to year-round shelters.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

First WA Case of Lung Illness Linked to Vaping

On Wednesday, September 11 the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle-King County announced the first Washington State case of severe lung illness linked to vaping. The case is one of more than 450 cases throughout the U.S. that a...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Drayton Harbor Improved Water Quality Opens More Area to Shellfish Harvest

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Washington Department of Health approved the new acreage for commercial harvest after determining that marine water quality and shoreline conditions meet necessary standards.“The long-term commitment to water quality improvement by local and sta...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

11/20/19 Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

WC Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance to the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point terminal facilities. On Wednesday, 11/20/19 from 10:10 a.m. to approx. 3:00 p.m. the Whatcom Chief will not be in service.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

4th Quarter 2019 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

October 2, 2019

November 6, 2019

December 4, 2019

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Birch Bay Drive/Pt. Whitehorn Road Drainage Improvements-Begins 9/16/19

Iverson Earth Works, LLC will construct stormwater improvements along Birch Bay Drive between Holeman Ave and Pt. Whitehorn Road. This work will begin Monday, September 16, 2019 and will continue for approximately 9 weeks, weather dependent.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Flynn Road/Fishtrap Creek Bridge No. 51 Weight Restriction

During recently completed biennial inspection of this bridge deterioration in the timber girders was discovered. As a result, this bridge will be restricted to 5 tons until temporary repairs can be completed. Effective immediately.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

West Badger Road Closure

West Badger Road will be closed approximately 1-mile west of Guide Meridian (SR 539) beginning Monday, June 24 for the W. Badger Rd/Bertrand Creek Bridge No. 50 Replacement Project.

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

11/20/19 Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

WC Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance to the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point terminal facilities. On Wednesday, 11/20/19 from 10:10 a.m. to approx. 3:00 p.m. the Whatcom Chief will not be in service.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

4th Quarter 2019 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are:

October 2, 2019

November 6, 2019

December 4, 2019

Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Whatcom County Treasurer Passport Office Holiday Hours

Whatcom County Treasurer Passport Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 27. The office will reopen on Monday, December 2 at noon for service. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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