Where can I get my boat inspected?
Starting on April 1, 2014, you can get your boat inspected at the City of Bellingham's Natural Resources Office at 2200 Nevada Street by appointment. Starting on April 26, 2014, you can get your boat inspected at the Bloedel Donovan Park Boat Launch, or at the Lake Samish WDFW Boat Launch. Please see the new website for up-to-date hours of operation at these locations.

Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish residents that cannot trailer their boat to an inspection station, or that have multiple watercraft, can call to arrange for a boat inspection appointment at their residence, but permits need to be purchased prior to the appointment and a receipt printed as proof of payment. Please have the receipt with you when your boat is inspected.Hours of Operations

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1. What are aquatic invasive species (AIS)?
2. Which boats are needing permits?
3. What are the permit fees?
4. How do I get my permit / sticker?
5. How long does an inspection take and what will the inspectors be checking?
6. How can I make my inspection a more quick and simple process?
7. Where can I get my boat inspected?
8. What number can I call to arrange for a boat inspection?
9. Where can I find a copy of the Whatcom County AIS ordinance?