Permitting Services

Permitting Services


Includes the preparation and submission of standard permitting forms*, including:

  • Building Permit Application

  • WSEC compliance forms for glazing + heating load calculations (building plan required for calculations)

  • Public/Private Water Verification

  • Approved septic system and design or sewer application

  • Natural Resources Assessment application

  • Archaeology application, if applicable

  • Shoreline Exemption, if applicable

  • Engineering approved revocable encroachment permit

Fee also includes three typical required trips to Whatcom County Planning & Development Services:

  • Prescreening

  • Intake/submission

Permit acquisition

Some projects may demand additional trips: $125.00 per trip. Additional paper work and applications may be required for certain projects and are assessed at $75.00 per hour.

Printing fees are not included and shall be reimbursed upon request.

*These services do not include county or state permitting fees and do not guarantee feasibility or the issuance of permits.

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