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Director:
J.E. “Sam” Ryan, CBO

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6907
E-mail: pds@co.whatcom.wa.us

 
Decks
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Decks and walking surfaces over 30 inches above grade require building permits.

Detailed plans are required for the permit - 2 sets including the following: floor plans, elevations, foundation, floor framing and supports, details of ledger and special connections, and stair details when required.

Go to Deck Details for information on detail needed for plan review.

Please see Submittal Process for permit application instructions.