Permitting Resources

Due to COVID-19 and in compliance with City and Health Department ​guidance we are reducing in-person interaction by closing the Permit Center to walk-in customers effective Monday, March 16th until further notice. For your safety, please utilize the Permit Center’s online resources via​​​​​


Planning and Community Development Department
Bellingham Municipal Code
Bellingham Housing Statistics Story Map
Current Planning Notices
Neighborhood Plans & Zoning Table
Medical/Recreational Marijuana Rules (PDF)
Economic Development Incentives
Green Building
PW Development Guidelines


Permit Center 
Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 M, T, Th and F  9:30 – 4:30 W or 360-778-8300
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