The largest of Whatcom County departments, Public Works' primary objective is to maintain the integrity of the Whatcom County Road System in an efficient, cost effective manner that provides safe travel for the public.
The Public Works Department is beginning the 2017 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. 250 miles of roads are scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid in drainage and minimize pavement damage. Additional Info...
Manages the county road system, including bridges and the Transportation Improvement Program. Engineering Services
Addressing, road naming, records, maps, encroachment permits. Equipment Services
Provides acquisition and maintenance of the County's fleet and procures materials for road maintenance projects. Ferry
A part of the Whatcom County road system is the Lummi Island Ferry. Maintenance and Operations
Whatcom County Maintenance and Operations maintains approximately 940 miles of county road. Water and Natural Resources
This division is responsible for the management of Lakes Whatcom and Samish, Marine Resources, River and Flood, Salmon Recovery, Stormwater, Water Quality, and Noxious Weeds.