Fire Marshal

  1. Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

    Due to the warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office will be enacting restrictions on open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County starting at 8:00 am on Friday, July 13, 2018. 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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Responsibilities


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:
  • Conducts annual fire and life safety inspections
  • Conducts fire and arson investigations
  • Issues permits for sprinkler and alarm systems, above ground and underground fuel tank removal / installation / repair, firework displays, fireworks stands, open burning, and special events
  • Provides plan review for land use and commercial construction
Safety Message from the Fire Marshal regarding propane cylinders.
 
 For current outdoor burning information please call the Burn Information Line at (360) 778-5903.
 
See our Outdoor Burning Regulations page for information on outdoor burning. 

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Fire Danger Level: Moderate