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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Louws to give State of the County Presentation

Executive Jack Louws will present his "State of the County" remarks to County Council at their regular meeting on April 24 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Courthouse 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, WA.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Tuesday, April 24th, is Election Day for Blaine School District Registered Voters

Blaine School District registered voters are reminded that Tuesday, April 24th is Election Day.  Official ballot drop boxes that are open for this election are listed on the insert enclosed with the ballot or on our website, County Auditor Debbie...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Candidate Filing Week is May 14 - 18

County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced that candidate filing week is Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18.  Persons interested in running for office can visit the Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/1730/candidates for a list of offices up fo...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Samish Lodge Deck Replacement Begins April 17, 2018

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation is replacing the deck on the Samish Lodge located in Samish Park. Construction begins on April 17, 2018 and is expected to be completed by May 16, 2018. The project will replace the deck while improving accessibility....

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Posted on: April 14, 2018

Property Taxes due April 30

Your property tax payment will be accepted as timely if it has a postmark of no later than April 30, 2018. Any postmark after this date will be considered as late, and the payment must include the correct interest and penalty, otherwise it will be returne...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Update of 2018 Legislation Passed in Olympia

Several pieces of election-related legislation were passed in this 2018 Legislative Session.

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Notice of April 24 Special Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, March 26, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the April 24, 2018 Special Election.  March 26 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at ww...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Construction Notice - Silver Lake Park - April 9th thru June 22nd

Starting April 9, 2018 Whatcom County Parks & Recreation will begin reconstruction on the main entrance road and auxiliary parking lot. The construction will include road widening and asphalt surfacing. The construction project is anticipated to be co...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimiz...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Whatcom County Planning & Development Services Launches Virtual Inspection Program

Whatcom County Planning & Development Services (PDS) Building Services Division is pleased to announce the release of a new pilot program for inspections. PDS is offering Virtual Inspections to be used for certain types of inspections.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Update of 2018 Legislation Passed in Olympia

Several pieces of election-related legislation were passed in this 2018 Legislative Session.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

County Auditor Releases 2017 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 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Candidate Filing Week is May 14 - 18

County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced that candidate filing week is Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18.  Persons interested in running for office can visit the Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/1730/candidates for a l...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Tuesday, April 24th, is Election Day for Blaine School District Registered Voters

Blaine School District registered voters are reminded that Tuesday, April 24th is Election Day.  Official ballot drop boxes that are open for this election are listed on the insert enclosed with the ballot or on our website, County Auditor Debbie...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Ballots for the April Special Election will be Mailed April 4th

Ballots are going in the mail Wednesday, April 4th, to registered voters living in the Blaine School District.  The District is asking for approval on a technology and capital projects levy.The ballot will look slightly different from previous ba...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning April 4

An accessible voting unit is equipped with visual and audio technology that allows a voter with impaired or no vision to vote independently.  The accessible voting unit will be available at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office on the following dat...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Notice of April 24 Special Election - Revised

Registration Deadlines: Monday, March 26, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the April 24, 2018 Special Election.  March 26 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at ww...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Message From The Auditor

The Legislative Session in Olympia is now completed and the work begins on how the actions they’ve taken will be implemented.  With regard to election related bills passed, the Secretary of State, with the assistance of the Auditors throughout th...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

2018 Candidate Filing Guide

The new updated filing guide for 2018 is available now!

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Public Input Needed

The County Council's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold a listening tour on criminal justice issues at various locations around the County.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Exempt Well Water Information

  • Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 
  • Information related to legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision of Hirst et al v. Whatcom County
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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force

The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom, 1 Whatcom County Case

Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Free Needle Clean-Up Kits Available

Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Local Pharmacies Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

Beginning January 22, 2017 several local pharmacies will be offering medicine lock bags to anyone filling or refilling opioid prescriptions. The bags are provided at no cost to the public thanks to funding from the Chuckanut Health Foundation.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Whatcom Has Hope: Campaign Sheds Light on Opioid Crisis and What You Can Do

The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Samish Lodge Deck Replacement Begins April 17, 2018

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation is replacing the deck on the Samish Lodge located in Samish Park. Construction begins on April 17, 2018 and is expected to be completed by May 16, 2018. The project will replace the deck while improving accessibility....

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Construction Notice - Silver Lake Park - April 9th thru June 22nd

Starting April 9, 2018 Whatcom County Parks & Recreation will begin reconstruction on the main entrance road and auxiliary parking lot. The construction will include road widening and asphalt surfacing. The construction project is anticipated to be co...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Whatcom County Planning & Development Services Launches Virtual Inspection Program

Whatcom County Planning & Development Services (PDS) Building Services Division is pleased to announce the release of a new pilot program for inspections. PDS is offering Virtual Inspections to be used for certain types of inspections.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage a...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Punch Card Sales on Lummi Island Press Release

The next three Island punch card sales dates are: March 7, 2018, April 4, 2018 and May 2, 2018.

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Punch Card Sales on Lummi Island Press Release

The next three Island punch card sales dates are: March 7, 2018, April 4, 2018 and May 2, 2018.

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Posted on: April 14, 2018

Property Taxes due April 30

Your property tax payment will be accepted as timely if it has a postmark of no later than April 30, 2018. Any postmark after this date will be considered as late, and the payment must include the correct interest and penalty, otherwise it will be returne...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Passport applications for April

Passport processing wait times will be longer than normal this month. At times there will only be one passport agent in the office. We recommend arriving early, or making an appointment at one of the other 6 passport acceptance agencies in Whatcom County,...

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