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Posted on: April 30, 2021

County Executive Sidhu Proclaims May to be Wildfire Awareness Month

County Executive Sidhu proclaims the month of May to be Wildfire Awareness Month as a means to educate and a call for residents of Whatcom County to act to reduce the wildfire threat to homes and help our community move toward becoming more fire-adapted.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Outdoor Park Shelters and Picnic Areas Opening to Reservation

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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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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery Begins March 22, but Whatcom County Should Still Be Careful

Whatcom County and the rest of Washington State moved into Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan on Monday, March 22. That means we’re getting a step closer to normal. 

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Share your Opinion with Whatcom County Parks

Every six years Whatcom County Parks & Recreation updates the Park, Recreation & Open Space (CPROS) plan as required by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to be considered for grant funding. Last updated in 2016, the next upda...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Reservations Opening for Group Camp at Silver Lake Park

Reservations for Group Camp at Silver Lake Park will open at 9am on Thursday, March 18th. Please call the Parks Administrative Office to make your reservation at 360-778-5850.

Silver Lake campground opens April 9th, closing again for the season at the end ...

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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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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Funding to Support Rent and Mortgage Payments Available Now

The Whatcom County Health Department is working with local partners to implement two new housing assistance programs funded by the CARES Act that will provide over $3,300,000 for Whatcom County households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. T...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

New Resources Website for Whatcom County Providers

Our local care providers work hard for our safety, from managing their daily duties to keeping up with the rapid influx of new information received daily. To support this critical work, the Whatcom County Health Department launched a new website tailored ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Limited In-Office County Services Available by Appointment

Starting Monday, June 15, citizens may begin making appointments for certain limited in-office services provided by the Whatcom County Auditor, Treasurer, and Assessor’s offices. Appointments will be available starting Wednesday, June 17. In ord...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Masks and Social Distancing Mandatory at County Courthouse

Presiding Superior Court Judge Garrett has issued an administrative order on public health measures to protect the safety and security of all people in the County Courthouse effective Monday May 11, 2020. This order requires that all employees, vendors, a...

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