Temporary changes to some provisions of the Public Records Act:
Here is a link to Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 (Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act) (issued March 24, 2020). It is effective from March 24, 2020 until midnight, April 23, 2020, unless extended beyond that date.
Per the provisions of the proclamation, Whatcom County will not be accepting in-person submission of records requests or allowing in-person inspections of records. Please submit records requests via the online form, email, telephone or USPS mail. We anticipate that our estimated records production dates will be considerably longer than usual.