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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Chip Seal Road List for the week of July 17, 2017.

Chip Sealing Crew

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing chip seal on the roads as listed HERE beginning July 17th running through July 20th from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. It is requested that the public use alternate routes when possible as long delays should be expe...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning July 12

Registered voters may choose to cast their ballot for the August 1 Primary Election using an Accessible Voting Unit (AVU).  An AVU is equipped with visual and audio technology that allows a voter with impaired vision and/or physical disability to...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Most County Registered Voters to Receive a Primary Election Ballot

Primary Election ballots are going in the mail today to most Whatcom County registered voters.  Only those voters living in precincts 124, 125, 130, 135, 136, 139-183, 201-269, 301-304, 401, 402, 601-611, 701 and 801 will have a Primary Election....

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Council Seeks Applicants for Pro and Con statements for ballot measure

To volunteer for a committee, please call the County Council Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017, at (360) 778-5010, or email the office at council@co.whatcom.wa.us. Please provide your name, which committee you are volunteering for, and your con...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Council Seeks Applicants to for Voters' Pamphlet Statements -Lummi Island Park & Rec District

 The Council is scheduled to adopt an ordinance on July 25, 2017, that will establish the boundaries of the proposed district, establish its name, and forward the proposal to the Auditor, calling for an election of the property owners residing wi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Burn Restrictions Effective Friday July 7th

Due to the warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office will be enacting restrictions on all open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County starting at 8:00 AM on Friday, July 7th, 20...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Closes Shellfish Harvest on All Beaches in Whatcom County

All of Whatcom County, including all of Point Roberts and all of Larrabee State Park, is now closed to the harvest of molluscan shellfish due to the presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin (PSP).

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Notice of August 1, 2017 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 3, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 1 Primary Election.  July 3 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www.myvote.w...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Recording Fee Increases $1 effective July 23, 2017

Effective July 23, document recording fees will increase $1.00.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors to fund the Washington State competitive grant program, attorney general&rsquo...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Marriage License Fee Increase

Effective July 23, the cost of a marriage license will be $60.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors by $1 on marriage license applications.  This increase funds the Washingto...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

New Road Maintenance Service Request Process Announced

Public Works has a new way for the public to report ROUTINE road maintenance issues through submission of a form. If your request is an emergency or to report a down or missing STOP, STOP AHEAD, CURVE, or YIELD sign call 9-1-1 immediately!

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

County Auditor Releases 2016 Annual Report

This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording.  The report provides a summary of events in 2016 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Auditor Seeks Committee Against Columbia Valley Park and Recreation District Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed levy measure that will be on the November general election ballot submitted by Columbia Valley Park and Recreation District. &nbs...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning July 12

Registered voters may choose to cast their ballot for the August 1 Primary Election using an Accessible Voting Unit (AVU).  An AVU is equipped with visual and audio technology that allows a voter with impaired vision and/or physical disability to...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Most County Registered Voters to Receive a Primary Election Ballot

Primary Election ballots are going in the mail today to most Whatcom County registered voters.  Only those voters living in precincts 124, 125, 130, 135, 136, 139-183, 201-269, 301-304, 401, 402, 601-611, 701 and 801 will have a Primary Election....

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Register to Vote or Change Your Address by July 3

Whatcom County residents have until July 3rd to register to vote or change their address if they want to vote in the August 1 Primary Election.  The easiest way to register or change your address is by going online at www.myvote.wa.gov, County Au...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Notice of August 1, 2017 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 3, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 1 Primary Election.  July 3 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www.myvote.w...

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Auditor - Elections

Posted on: June 9, 2017

Recording Fee Increases $1 Effective July 23, 2017

Effective July 23, document recording fees will increase $1.00.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors to fund the Washington State competitive grant program, attorney general&rsquo...

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Auditor - Recording
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Marriage License Fee Increase

Effective July 23, the cost of a marriage license will be $60.  The State Legislature passed House Bill 1594 increasing the surcharge collected by county auditors by $1 on marriage license applications.  This increase funds the Washingto...

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Auditor - Recording

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Closes Shellfish Harvest on All Beaches in Whatcom County

All of Whatcom County, including all of Point Roberts and all of Larrabee State Park, is now closed to the harvest of molluscan shellfish due to the presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin (PSP).

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Rises to a Dangerous Level in Whatcom County

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin has increased to a dangerous level in mussels from Birch Bay according to weekly monitoring reports from Whatcom County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Confirmed Mumps Case at Western Washington University

As of June 1, 2017, the Whatcom County Health Department has confirmed one new case of mumps in a student who attends Western Washington University. The student does not reside on campus, and fewer than 25 individuals were potentially exposed

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Stage 1 Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am Friday July 7, 2017

Due to warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office is enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning in unincorporated Whatcom County starting at 8:00am on Friday July 7, 2017.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Celebrate Safely During the 4th of July Holiday

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely during the 4th of July holiday. Click on additional info below for more information about permitted times and restrictions.

Additional Info... Planning & Development Services - Planning

Posted on: July 20, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Chip Seal Road List for the week of July 24, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing chip seal on the roads as listed HERE beginning July 24th running through July 27th from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. It is requested that the public use alternate routes when possible as long delays should be expe...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Chip Seal Road List for the week of July 17, 2017.

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing chip seal on the roads as listed HERE beginning July 17th running through July 20th from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. It is requested that the public use alternate routes when possible as long delays should be expe...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

REVISED - ROAD STRIPING NOTICE - JULY 20, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works will close Whatcom Boulevard (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) and Lake Louise Road (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) on July 26th for road striping.

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