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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Executive Sidhu Proclaims Family Reunification Day June 16

County Executive Satpal Sidhu proclaimed June 16 as Family Reunification Day and encourages all residents to join in this special observance. This day is an opportunity to celebrate families who have completed the program and are reunited this year.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Outage Dates are Set: Sept. 11-Oct. 4


Contact: Ferry DivisionPhone: 360-778-6200Email:

The Whatcom Chief’s 2021 dry dock outage will be Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Additional details about the 2021 dry dock, including any applicable COVID-19 protoco...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Recording Fee Increase Starting July 25, 2021

Effective July 25, the fee to record a one-page document will be $203.50, except those documents exempt under state law.   A complete list of recording fees is posted on our website at:

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Washington’s Mask Mandate Amendments and What it Means for Whatcom

Last week, the CDC revised its masking recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, and today the Governor issued a new proclamation clarifying Washington State’s requirements to wear masks in public. Fully vaccinated people are now exempt, with some...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Outdoor Park Shelters and Picnic Areas Opening to Reservation

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Whatcom County Parks will begin taking reservations for outdoor park shelters and picnic areas beginning Monday, March 29th at 9am. Reservations will be accepted for groups of 75 people or less at the Hovander Group Picnic Shelter and 50 people or less at...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Reservations Opening for Group Camp at Silver Lake Park

Reservations for Group Camp at Silver Lake Park will open at 9am on Thursday, March 18th. Please call the Parks Administrative Office to make your reservation at 360-778-5850.

Silver Lake campground opens April 9th, closing again for the season at the end ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Assessor Introduces GIS Tax Parcel Viewer

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office has launched an online Tax Parcel Viewer based on ArcGIS software. The GIS map provides access to tax parcels and related assessment information.

“I am glad we are able to make this tool available and give the public th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Funding to Support Rent and Mortgage Payments Available Now

The Whatcom County Health Department is working with local partners to implement two new housing assistance programs funded by the CARES Act that will provide over $3,300,000 for Whatcom County households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. T...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

New Resources Website for Whatcom County Providers

Our local care providers work hard for our safety, from managing their daily duties to keeping up with the rapid influx of new information received daily. To support this critical work, the Whatcom County Health Department launched a new website tailored ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Masks and Social Distancing Mandatory at County Courthouse

Presiding Superior Court Judge Garrett has issued an administrative order on public health measures to protect the safety and security of all people in the County Courthouse effective Monday May 11, 2020. This order requires that all employees, vendors, a...


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