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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 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: June 5, 2017

New County Metrics Pilot Program

Whatcom County government has started a pilot program for metrics of county services. The information can be found on our web page for this purpose. Please send any feedback to executive@co.whatcom.wa.us.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Washington Vessel Owners May Have to Change Hull Identification Number

The United States Coast Guard is beginning to enforce the new federal standard for Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) on vessels.  This may require about 19,000 Washington vessel owners to change the Hull Identification Number (HIN) on their vesse...

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