The largest of Whatcom County departments, Public Works' primary objective is to maintain the integrity of the Whatcom County Road System in an efficient, cost effective manner that provides safe travel for the public.
Manages the county road system, including bridges and the Transportation Improvement Program. Engineering Services
Addressing, road naming, records, maps, encroachment permits. Equipment Services
Provides acquisition and maintenance of the County's fleet and procures materials for road maintenance projects. Ferry
A part of the Whatcom County road system is the Lummi Island Ferry. Maintenance and Operations
Whatcom County Maintenance and Operations maintains approximately 940 miles of county road. Stormwater/NPDES
Manages stormwater runoff though various programs and improvement projects in order to protect water resources, improve water quality, and reduce impacts of stormwater throughout the unincorporated areas of the County. Water and Natural Resources
This division is responsible for the management of Lakes Whatcom and Samish, Marine Resources, River and Flood, Salmon Recovery, Water Quality, and Noxious Weeds.