Whatcom County Public Works’ mission is to protect public safety, health and welfare by maintaining and improving the County’s transportation and surface water infrastructure, and by preserving the natural environment. Our number one goal is outstanding customer service.
Whatcom County, Washington, is truly “Someplace Special.” Nestled along the Canadian border, beautifully positioned between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range, our scenic community is made up of approximately 240,000 people. Seattle is 90 miles to the south and Vancouver, British Columbia, is 50 miles to the north. According to Livability.com, Bellingham is the 37th best place to live in the United States. Citizens of Whatcom County enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty of coastlines, Bellingham Bay, Mount Baker and many spectacular lakes and parks. Travel + Leisure magazine lists nearby North Cascades National Park among the top 25 in the nation.