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  1. Address Application (PDF)

    Complete an Address Application to change your address.

  2. Birth & Death Certificates (PDF)

    Learn how to apply for birth and death certificates.

  3. Board Vacancies

    Access a list of available voluntary vacancies on different county boards.

  4. Building Inspection

    After issuance of a permit, all related work is subject to inspections by the appropriate county staff.

  5. Driving Record

    Obtain your driving records.

  6. Farm Plans

    The Critical Areas Ordinance of Whatcom County requires the protection of critical areas and their regulated buffers from harmful impacts.

  7. Fire / Arson Investigation

    The Fire Marshal’s Office works as part of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to investigate fires for origin and cause.

  8. Fire System Permit

    The Fire Marshal’s Office issues several different construction permits for fire related systems.

  9. Fireworks Permits

    Information on applying for fireworks permits.

  10. Food Permits & Packets

    Peruse the documents required for food preparation.

  11. Job Opportunities

    Information on county job opportunities.

  12. Juvenile Court Volunteer / Intern Opportunities

    Find out how to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.

  13. Marriage License

    Get information on obtaining a marriage license online.

  14. Name Change

    Follow these guidelines when you are changing your name.

  15. Passport

    Find instructions to apply for a new passport book or card, or to apply for a replacement.

  16. Public Defender

    Our office accepts application for appointed counsel (Public Defenders) from defendants in criminal cases before the district, juvenile and superior courts.

  17. Sealing & Destroying Records

    Petitioning the court for sealing or destruction of juvenile records requires a thorough search to determine qualifying status.

  18. Sheriff Volunteer Opportunities

    The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office offers a variety of ways for citizens of Whatcom County to serve their community by volunteering to support Sheriff's Office missions.

  19. Shoreline Permit

    Access information about the different permit types and how to apply for them.

  20. Voter Registration

    Find out how to register to vote.