Whatcom County Council Office

Office Overview

The councilmembers do not keep regular office hours, however the council staff is always available during business hours to receive comments, answer questions, and provide access to information.

Council Office regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Closed holidays.

In accordance with guidance from State and local officials, Council Office access is currently restricted to employees only. Councilmembers and staff will continue to assist the public by mail, email, and phone.

Through the Council Office, citizens may purchase copies of documents, meeting audio CDs, and DVD’s of the regular evening County Council meetings. The cost is set in the 2021 Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule:
  • Paper copies are $.15 per image
  • Certified copies are $3 for first page, $1 for each additional page
  • CD and DVD copies are $8 each, or $4 if customer supplies a CD/DVD

Public Records

There is no cost to examine the public record in the Council Office during business hours.

County Council Meeting Accessibility 

Members of the community who require special assistance to participate in County Council meetings shall contact our office at least 96 hours in advance of the meeting to enable the Council Office staff to make necessary arrangements.