About the Public Works Department

​​​Mission Statement

Enhance Bellingham’s quality of life through the construction and operation of a safe, effective physical environment; protect public health, safety and natural resources; and provide neighborhoods, businesses and visitors with efficient, quality services necessary to meet the demands of our growing, diverse community.

​Department Information

​​​Public Works Overview Video 


The main characters of this video, Becca and Raul, have a busy life and family. Fortunately, Public Works is always there – behind the scenes – to make sure their day runs smoothly. This video gives a glimpse of all the services the City of Bellingham Public Works provide that Becca, Raul (and you) use daily​.​