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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Lummi Island Ferry Returns to Service Sept 24

The Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, is scheduled to return to service on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Burn Ban Reduction to Stage 1 Effective 8:00 am, September 20, 2017

Due to increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal's Office will begin to allow recreational fires. The modified burning restrictions will be in effect beginning 8:00 am on September 20, 2017 for unincorporated Whatcom County.

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Information

Whatcom Chief

Annual dry dock will begin for the Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, on Thursday, September 7th and end with return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th. All of the information is here on the details of dry dock and the passenger ferry.

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Biotoxin Levels Drop, All County Beaches Open for Shellfish Harvesting

Biotoxin levels have recently decreased throughout Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish for all beaches, and all beaches are open.

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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: 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: September 18, 2017

HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS TRAINING FOR HOMEOWNER EVALUATIONS OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS

The Whatcom County Health Department invites homeowners to attend a free, two-hour training on September 26 to become certified to inspect their own on-site septic systems. Homeowners will learn the necessary steps to confirm that their septic system is

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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: September 19, 2017

Burn Ban Reduction to Stage 1 Effective 8:00am, September 20, 2017

Due to increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal's Office will begin to allow recreational fires again. The modified burning restrictions will be in effect beginning 8:00 am on September 20, 2017 for unincorporated Whatcom County....

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Planning Prepares for the Watershed Closure

For parcels within the Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish and Lake Padden watersheds, the last day permits can be issued is September 15, 2017 due to the seasonal closure beginning October 1st. 2017 through May 31st, 2018. During the watershed seasonal closure no ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Lummi Island Ferry Return To Service

The Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, is scheduled to return to service on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m.

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Road Closure - September 27th through 29th

Whatcom County Public Works will close Bender Road between Pangborn and Visser Roads for a culvert installation project. Work will begin at approximately 8:00 am on Wednesday, September 27th and run through approximately 4:00 pm on Friday, September 29th....

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Notification of Airport Drive Subsurface Repair starting 9/12/17

Notification of Airport Drive subsurface repair beginning on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and will last approximately 1 1/2 weeks.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Whatcom Water Week September 16 - 23, 2017

Whatcom Water Week 2017 celebrates through a series of free events held throughout Whatcom County from September 16th to 23rd.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Lummi Island Ferry Return To Service

The Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, is scheduled to return to service on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m.

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Activities Press Release

Whatcom Chief

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 7th and the Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th.

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