Planning & Development Services

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  1. Fire Marshal 4th of July 2018 Press Release

    The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely during the Independence Day holiday. If you are planning on using your own fireworks, us only legal consumer fireworks and only during permitted times. Read on...
  2. PDS- Building Services Launches New Inspection Option

    Whatcom County Planning Building Services Division is pleased to announce the release of a new pilot program for inspections in the field. We are offering Virtual Inspections (via Skype or Facetime) to be used for certain types of inspections. Read on...
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April 10, 2018 Planning and Development presented our Semi Annual Report to the County Council. This provides a quick snapshot of what our departments is working and planning this year.

PDS has developed a new Customer Survey--we value your input so take the time to provide us with some constructive feedback!

Planning and Development Services Mission Statement

The mission of Planning and Development Services is to ensure growth and development occurs in a manner that protects public health, safety and welfare, preserves the natural environment and ensures the quality of life enjoyed by citizens and visitors in Whatcom County is maintained and enhanced.