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Posted on: July 1, 2022

County Government Offices Closed Monday, July 5

Whatcom County Government office buildings will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

General County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Fire Marshal 4th of July Press Release

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely during the Independence Day holiday. If you are planning on using your own fireworks, use only legal consumer fireworks and only during permitted times. What...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closure Expanded To All Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin are now detected in molluscan shellfish in all Whatcom County waters.  To protect the public, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) expanded the biotoxin closure for all recr...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Fee Waivers Extended for Certain Permits Related to Flood Damage Repairs

County Executive Satpal Sidhu has extended two executive orders aimed at facilitating recovery in areas affected by flooding in November 2021.

The waiving of the County permit fee for emergency building repairs has been extended per Executive Order 2021-07...

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General County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Whatcom County Health Department Launches New Response Division

On Friday, April 1st, the Whatcom County Health Department officially launched its Response Systems Division, a new division focused on serving people in mental or behavioral health crises and building infrastructure to provide coordinated services. The d...

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Health - Public Health News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Joint Proclamation for the People of Ukraine

Executive Sidhu and Mayor Fleetwood have jointly proclaimed solidarity to the people of Ukraine on behalf of Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham.

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