Where do I start?
Research first! Obtain information about a particular piece of property and any special requirements by providing a tax parcel (geographic ID) number to the Planners at our front counter or by reviewing the information from our website and Whatcom County Code requirements . The best place to start is with our Natural Resource Division who will help you work through the Natural Resource Assessment process.Natural Resource Assessment

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1. Where do I start?
2. What is the tax parcel number and why do I need it?
3. How do I apply for a building permit?
4. How do I make an appointment?
5. What do I need to bring to apply for a building permit?
6. How long will my permit take to review?
7. Will I need other permits, too?
8. Is an architect or engineer required?
9. How long before my permit expires?
10. Is there a deposit and how much will my permit cost?
11. What inspections will be needed?
12. How do I get a building inspection?
13. What if I have a building code question?