What are the rules for having a road named?
Private easements that are used to access at least 3 homes may be eligible to be named, if all property owners agree to the change. Whatcom County requires that a private easement be named if it is used to access 5 homes, or if it is used to access 3 homes and is more than 1,000 feet long. The name of the private road must be approved by Emergency Services. A Road Name Proposal application (PDF) is available online or by contacting the Engineering Office.

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1. Where is the Engineering Office located?
2. How do I obtain publications and copies from your office?
3. Is there a survey of my property?
4. How can I find my property line?
5. How do I obtain a parcel number?
6. How do I get access to my property?
7. What can you tell me about an easement?
8. What constitutes a legal ingress / egress of record?
9. Is there water / sewer service to my property?
10. How do I obtain an address for my property?
11. What are the rules for having a road named?
12. How do I find out the width of a county road?
13. How are county rights-of-way established?
14. Do you have any job vacancies?