District Court Probation


  • Effective March 1, 2021, our office hours will be 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Our lobby is open to the public. Please call (360) 778-5450 if you have any questions. 
  • You are still required to follow all the conditions of court orders. 
  • If you are court ordered to attend treatment, please contact your treatment agency for instructions. 

District Court Probation (DCP) provides adult probation services for offenders charged with misdemeanors in the Whatcom County District Court and some Municipal Courts that contract with Whatcom County, currently the cities of Bellingham, Lynden, Blaine, Everson, and Sumas.*

*Our office does not currently contract with the City of Ferndale for probation monitoring services. If you are looking for information regarding Ferndale Municipal Court and the Ferndale Probation Department, please visit ferndalecourts.org
lick here for a list of local Treatment Resources, including those for alcohol/drug, mental health, sexual deviancy, and domestic violence.

Click here for more information on completing the DUI Victim Impact Panel through Whatcom County Health Department or Assessment and Treatment Associates


We provide pre-sentence and post-sentence investigations to the court with sentence recommendations. We supervise probation conditions that hold offenders accountable and impact their behavior in the community. Conditions include treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, mental health, sexual deviancy and restitution to victims.

In the future, our website will help you answer commonly asked questions, provide maps and various forms.

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