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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Primary Election Ballots Will Be Mailed July 18th

Primary Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, July 18th to Whatcom County registered voters.  The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.Audito...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Recreation Shellfish Harvest Closures Updated July 12

Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Free Class July 19 Certifies Homeowners to Do Septic System Inspections

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering a free, two-hour workshop on July 19 that certifies homeowners to conduct the required inspection of their home’s septic system.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements - Phase I starts July 9

This project involves upgrades to stormwater conveyance systems, installation of stormwater treatment facilities, and associated utility work. The purpose of this project is to better manage flow volumes during storm events and provide treatment to stormw...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Bradrick named County Elections Employee of the Year 2018

At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.”  Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Audi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Lummi Ferry Truck Weight/Length Rules in Effect at Low Tide

Public Works would like truck drivers to know the restrictions that apply to weight and length of trailers when traveling on the Lummi Island Ferry, particularly at tides levels under four feet.

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Notice of August 7, 2018 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 7 Primary Election.  July 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Auditor Seeks Committee Against Glacier Fire and Rescue Property Tax Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed property tax levy submitted by Glacier Fire and Rescue that will be on the November 6 General Election ballot.  The statement against ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy 2018

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Citizens Academy that will take place fall, 2018.

The Citizens Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how their s...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sales Press Release

Sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.As a reminder, we sell all types of ferry punch cards on the Island including current Needs Based customers.We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We only keep a small bank with us for cha...

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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: 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: 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: 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: July 13, 2018

Primary Election Ballots Will Be Mailed July 18th

Primary Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, July 18th to Whatcom County registered voters.  The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein s...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

"County Elections Employee of the Year" Awarded to Diana Bradrick

At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.”  Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, was the honoree...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Auditor Seeks Committee Against City of Bellingham Low-Income Housing Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed low-income housing levy submitted by the City of Bellingham that will be on the November 6 General Election ballot.  The statement aga...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Accessible Voting Units Available Beginning July 18

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 d...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Register to Vote or Change Your Address by July 9

If you have a Washington State Driver License or a Washington State I.D. card, the quickest way to register or change your address is by going online at www.myvote.wa.gov, County Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.  Citizens can choose to mail a paper...

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Notice of August 7, 2018 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 7 Primary Election.  July 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Auditor Seeks Committee Against Glacier Fire and Rescue Property Tax Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed property tax levy submitted by Glacier Fire and Rescue that will be on the November 6 General Election ballot.  The statemen...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Recreation Shellfish Harvest Closures Updated

Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Free Class Certifies Homeowners to Do Their Own Septic System Inspections

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering a free, two-hour workshop on July 19 that certifies homeowners to conduct the required inspection of their home’s septic system.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Open in Most of Whatcom County

The Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure on recreational shellfish harvesting for all of Whatcom County except Point Roberts.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County Beaches

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

BIOTOXIN LEVELS DROP IN DRAYTON HARBOR

Biotoxin levels in molluscan shellfish in Drayton harbor have dropped in recent weeks. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure for Drayton Harbor only.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Biotoxin Levels Rise - Shellfish Harvest Closures Expand in Northern Whatcom County

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on beaches from Sandy Point north to the Canadian border including Point Roberts.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Biotoxin Causes Shellfish Harvest Closure for North Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Drayton Harbor. Beaches from Birch Point north to the Canadian border are closed to recreational harvest for shellfish.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Patients Concerned About Chickenpox Urged to Call Healthcare Provider First

The Whatcom County Health Department is urging members of the public who are experiencing symptoms of chickenpox to call ahead before visiting their healthcare provider, walk-in clinic, or the emergency room to help prevent further spread of the disease.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

CDC Warns Consumers About Romaine Lettuce Contaminated with E. Coli

Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.

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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: 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: July 11, 2018

Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 8:00am, Friday July 13, 2018

All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

PDS- Building Services Launches New Inspection Option

In an effort to offer fast efficient service, you can schedule a time for us to "virtually" meet with you. Using interactive technology Building Services staff will participate in a live session with the installer or homeowner and will complete ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Whatcom County Public Works Notification

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing chip seal on the roads as listed HERE beginning June 23rd running through June 26th from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. It is requested that the public use alternate routes when possible as long delays should be expe...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

REVISED Road Striping Notice - Road Closures on July 25, 2018

July 17, 2018

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, portions of Lake Whatcom Boulevard and Lake Louise Road will be closed while county crews stripe the roads.

  • Lake Whatcom Boulevard will be closed between Cable Street and Lake Louise Road from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a....
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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Agate Bay Stormwater Improvements - Phase I

Agate Heights Rd and Northshore Rd Traffic Limitations

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule Set

The Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Advisory Committee has established the following regular meeting dates: Wednesday June 20, Wednesday August 1, Monday August 20, Wednesday September 19, and Wednesday October 17. All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7...

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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: 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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