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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Primary Election Ballots Will Be Mailed July 18th

Primary Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, July 18th to Whatcom County registered voters.  The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.Audito...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Recreation Shellfish Harvest Closures Updated July 12

Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Free Class July 19 Certifies Homeowners to Do Septic System Inspections

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering a free, two-hour workshop on July 19 that certifies homeowners to conduct the required inspection of their home’s septic system.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements - Phase I starts July 9

This project involves upgrades to stormwater conveyance systems, installation of stormwater treatment facilities, and associated utility work. The purpose of this project is to better manage flow volumes during storm events and provide treatment to stormw...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Bradrick named County Elections Employee of the Year 2018

At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.”  Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Audi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Lummi Ferry Truck Weight/Length Rules in Effect at Low Tide

Public Works would like truck drivers to know the restrictions that apply to weight and length of trailers when traveling on the Lummi Island Ferry, particularly at tides levels under four feet.

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Notice of August 7, 2018 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 7 Primary Election.  July 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Auditor Seeks Committee Against Glacier Fire and Rescue Property Tax Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed property tax levy submitted by Glacier Fire and Rescue that will be on the November 6 General Election ballot.  The statement against ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy 2018

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Citizens Academy that will take place fall, 2018.

The Citizens Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how their s...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sales Press Release

Sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.As a reminder, we sell all types of ferry punch cards on the Island including current Needs Based customers.We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We only keep a small bank with us for cha...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimiz...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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