Planning & Development Services

  1. Public Comments Requested for Scoping & Major Project Permit Application

    The Department of Ecology & Whatcom County (co-lead agencies) have determined that the proposed Green Apple Renewable Fuels facility may have likely adverse impacts on the environment and are launching scoping for an environmental impact statement (EIS). Read on...
  2. New Pilot Project -- Do It Yourself Mitigation Plan

    Whatcom County announces a pilot project to allow single-family homeowners to complete their own mitigation plans. This Do it Yourself (DIY) mitigation packet is for projects impacting 1,000 square feet or less of critical area buffers. Read on...
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Links:
*Washington State Labor & Industries information regarding Flood Safety & Hazards After a Flood 
*Whatcom County Emergency Management Incident Hotline 
*Labor and Industries Electrical Permitting
*Department of Ecology Shoreline Management
*PDS Shoreline Management Resource Page

Planning and Development Services Mission Statement

The mission of Planning and Development Services is to ensure growth and development occurs in a manner that protects public health, safety and welfare, preserves the natural environment and ensures the quality of life enjoyed by citizens and visitors in Whatcom County is maintained and enhanced.