The Fire Marshal’s Office works as part of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to investigate fires for origin and cause.
Whatcom County Code 15.04.010 adopts the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) as our local fire code.
The Fire Marshal’s Office team works as part of the Building Services Division and in partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and the county fire districts to provide a wide spectrum of fire prevention and building safety services.
The Fire Marshal’s Office issues several different construction permits for fire related systems.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is primarily responsible for the permitting and regulation of commercial fireworks displays and the retail sales of fireworks.
Burning in Whatcom County is regulated by the International Fire Code and Washington Administrative Codes relative to air pollution requirements.
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