Timeline of 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. The majority of rental properties that register with the RR&SIP will be required to be inspected once every three years (unless the property meets the exemption criteria).

Each neighborhood is assigned to a quarter, where inspectors will be visiting pre-designated units for a 15-20 minute walkthrough that is focused on items contained in the Final Inspection Checklist (PDF)

Inspection Zone 1​Timeline
Sehome​April – May 2022 (wrap-up)
January – March 2020 – postponed due to Covid-19
York​June – August 2022
Happy Valley​September – November 2022 (Tentative)
​South Hill / Fairhaven / Edgemoore / SouthJanuary – March 2023 (Tentative)

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