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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Burn Restrictions Lifted in Whatcom County Effective Monday September 20, 2021



Burn restrictions lifted in Whatcom County

Whatcom County – Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will...

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General County News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Health Dept Issues 2021 COVID-19 Community Health Impact Assessment

Many of us are all too familiar with the systemic challenges and inequities made more visible by COVID-19, some of us more so than others. We’re now able to confirm what for many has already been apparent: COVID-19 has had a profound impact on all our liv...

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General County News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Whatcom County Auditor, Treasurer and Assessor Offices Open July 1

Whatcom County government offices of the Treasurer, Auditor and Assessor will be open to the public commencing, Thursday July 1. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General County News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Whatcom County Government Offices Re-Opening Information

Commencing July 1, Whatcom County Government Offices will be re-opening as follows:

The courthouse building will be open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Auditor, Treasurer, Assessor and Council offices will be open from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m....

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Whatcom County 911 now offers Text-to-911


What-Comm 911 is pleased to announce that cellular phone users in Whatcom County can now send text messages to 911 in an emergency, as What-Comm 911 can now accept Text-to-911 messages.

Text-to-911 is a vital service intended for use by those who are deaf,...

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General County News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Outage Dates are Set: Sept. 11-Oct. 4


Contact: Ferry DivisionPhone: 360-778-6200Email:

The Whatcom Chief’s 2021 dry dock outage will be Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Additional details about the 2021 dry dock, including any applicable COVID-19 protoco...

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General County News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Outdoor Park Shelters and Picnic Areas Opening to Reservation

Cedar Picnic Shelter Exterior

Whatcom County Parks will begin taking reservations for outdoor park shelters and picnic areas beginning Monday, March 29th at 9am. Reservations will be accepted for groups of 75 people or less at the Hovander Group Picnic Shelter and 50 people or less at...

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General County News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Assessor Introduces GIS Tax Parcel Viewer

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office has launched an online Tax Parcel Viewer based on ArcGIS software. The GIS map provides access to tax parcels and related assessment information.

“I am glad we are able to make this tool available and give the public th...

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