Building Services

Whatcom County Government are temporarily closed to public “in person” services. (Our lobby/Permit Centers will be closed to the public.) However, we are still very much “open for business”. We will continue to provide services for permit processing and staff will be available to assist customers and the public via telephone, email and video conferencing options.

We encourage our customers to utilize the following online and telephone options:

How Do I?

Contact PDS

PLEASE CLICK ON THE TABS BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATION AND PAYMENT OF BUILDING PERMITS.

  1. Request a Prescreen
  2. Permit Submission & Issuance
  3. Request an Inspection
  4. Pay for my Permit
  5. Extend Permit

Submit a Residential Building Permit Prescreen--complete this fillable form and email it along with at a minimum the following: project narrative (what do you want to do?), site plan and preliminary structural plans to epermits@co.whatcom.wa.us.

Get a Commercial Building Permit Prescreen--please send an email request and information  epermits@co.whatcom.wa.us.