Whatcom County EMS Levy 2023-2028

The Whatcom County Council approved a resolution to place a regular property tax levy request on the ballot in November 2022 to support Whatcom County EMS. Levy fund will be used to provide EMS services throughout Whatcom County.

The Bellingham City Council also approved a resolution placing the measure on the November 2022 ballot at its August 1, 2022, meeting and approved a resolution in support of the property tax measure at its October 3, 2022, meeting.

The ballot measure asks voters to reauthorize a levy rate of $0.29 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Voters previously authorized this levy rate in 2016 for a period of six years, 2017-2022. Renewal of this levy rate would cost the owner of a $500,000 home approximately $145 in 2023.

Details about the levy, including links to frequently asked questions and levy documents, can be found on the Whatcom County EMS Levy 2023-2028 webpage.