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Engineering Services
5280 Northwest Drive
Suite C
Bellingham, WA 98226
Map
(360) 676-6730
Fax: (360) 676-6558

Design & Construction and
Bridge & Hydraulic
322 N Commercial St
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 715-7450
Fax: (360) 715-7451



 
Engineering

Development - Addressing and Road Naming

Public Works Engineering through the Development section, Addressing and Road Naming, provides a service to county residents, emergency response units, and delivery services.  Engineer

The accurate numbering and naming of streets within Whatcom County allows Fire Departments, delivery drivers, residents, and visitors easy access and location of each business and residence within the county.

Each year over 1,300 road name or address assignments or corrections occur.  A major part of the workload for this unit is correction of address errors.  The county has developed an address grid that each home and business fits into identifying its particular house number.

This unit primarily associates with private citizens and commercial businesses but also provides a service to emergency response and delivery services by providing correct, logical, and identifiable addressing throughout the County.  The lack of duplicate addresses will ensure that emergency vehicles locate the correct address as quickly as possible.  Adherence to the Whatcom County Fire Code requirement for clearly posted and readable house numbers allows these same emergency vehicles, as well as delivery companies, friends, and relatives of Whatcom County residents, clear access to locations.