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J.E. “Sam” Ryan, CBO

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6907

Building Services Division

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Whatcom County Building Services Division includes the following staff:

  • Building Official/Division Manager
  • Division Secretary
  • Planners and Permit Center Technician at the front counter who greet the public, provide direct customer service and process permit applications
  • Plans Examiners who provide customer service and review, process and comment on the full range of building and development permits
  • Public Service Inspectors who provide customer service and perform the complete spectrum of required life/safety inspections. 

The Building Services Division also encompasses the Fire Marshal’s office, which includes the Fire Marshal and Fire Inspectors.

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