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Whatcom County Watershed Permit Issuance Dates
FOR PARCELS WITHIN THE LAKE WHATCOM, LAKE SAMISH, AND LAKE PADDEN WATERSHEDS
Fire Marshal Burn Ban Reduction to Stage 1
Burn Restrictions reduced in Whatcom County.
The Fire Marshal’s Office team works as part of the
Building Services Division
and in partnership with the
and the county
to provide a wide spectrum of fire prevention and building safety services.
The Fire Marshal’s Office:
Conducts annual fire and life safety inspections
Conducts fire and arson investigations
Issues permits for sprinkler and alarm systems, above ground and underground fuel tank removal / installation / repair, firework displays, fireworks stands, open burning, and special events
Provides plan review for land use and commercial construction
Fire Marshal's Guide to Recreational Fires and Outdoor Fireplaces.
For current outdoor burning information please call the Outdoor Burning Information Line at
Outdoor Burning Regulations
page for information on outdoor burning.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources Fire Danger Level
Fire / Arson Investigation
Fire System Permits
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