Timeline of Inspections

The majority of rental properties that register with the RR&SIP will be required to be inspected once every three years (see the exemptions page for a list of properties that are exempt from inspections). The intent of the Safety Inspection Program (RR&SIP) is to ensure that Bellingham’s residential rental housing meets specific health and safety standards and to promote compliance with these standards so that the health and safety of tenants is not jeopardized.

Inspection Zone 1​Timeline
Sehome​January – March 2020
York​June – August 2020 (Tentative)
Happy Valley​September – November 2020 (Tentative) 
​South Hill / Fairhaven / Edgemoore / SouthTBD
Inspection Zone 2​Timeline
Puget / Samish 
Alabama Hill / Silver Beach / Whatcom Falls 
Barkley / Irongate / King Mountain           
Inspection Zone 3​Timeline
City Center / Lettered Streets
Sunnyland / Columbia
Birchwood / Cornwall Park
Meridian / Cordata



​Rental Registration Specialist
(360) 778-8361 or rentals@cob.org