Building Services

The Whatcom County Planning & Development Services (PDS) lobby continues to be closed to public walk-in traffic,  in addition we have temporarily stopped doing in person appointments per Executive Order 2002-02. The most efficient way to assist our customers and the public continues to be via telephone, email and video conferencing options; and our application and permit intake processes will continue to be done digitally.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE TABS BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATION AND PAYMENT OF BUILDING PERMITS.
The first step or all building permits is a Prescreen - please see the instructions below on how to submit and request a prescreen.

  1. Request a Prescreen
  2. Permit Submission & Issuance
  3. Request an Inspection
  4. Pay for my Permit
  5. Extend Permit
  6. WA Energy Code

Submit a Residential Building Permit Prescreen: complete this fillable form and email it along with at a minimum the following: 

Get a Commercial Building Permit Prescreen - please send an email request and information  epermits@co.whatcom.wa.us.