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  1. Whatcom County Accepting 2018 Lodging Tax Grant Applications

    Whatcom County announces it is accepting annual tourism grant applications from non-profit and public tourism organizations for projects that increase overnight stays in the county. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. Additional Info...
  2. 2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Information

    Annual dry dock will begin for the Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, on Thursday, September 7th and end with return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th. Additional Info...
  3. Stage 2 Burn Ban in Effect 8 a.m., August 2, 2017

    Due to increasingly dry weather conditions, and anticipated increase of Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire danger to HIGH, the Deputy Fire Marshal, Mark Sniffen has ordered restrictions on all open burning in unincorporated areas. Read on...
  4. Be careful of scam phone calls received from jury service automated phone line!

    We're receiving reports of citizens receiving phone calls from our automated jury line phone number. This number does not place outbound phone calls. Any calls received from 360-778-5435 are a scam. Read on...
  5. Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Closes Shellfish Harvest on All Beaches in Whatcom County

    All of Whatcom County, including all of Point Roberts and all of Larrabee State Park, is now closed to the harvest of molluscan shellfish due to the presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin (PSP). Additional Info...
  6. Marriage License Fee Increase

    The cost of a marriage license will increase to $60 effective July 23, 2017. Read on...
  7. Recording Fee Increases $1 effective July 23, 2017

    Effective July 23, document recording fees will increase $1.00. The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors. Read on...
  8. New Road Maintenance Service Request Process Announced

    Public Works has a new way for the public to report ROUTINE road maintenance issues through submission of a form. If your request is an emergency or to report a down or missing STOP, STOP AHEAD, CURVE, or YIELD sign call 9-1-1 immediately! Road Maintenance Service Request Form
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