Lookup Public Records in Whatcom CountyWashington. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Whatcom County, Washington Overview

Whatcom County is located in the North Puget Sound region of Washington. The county seat is Bellingham. The county was created in 1854 by the Washington Territorial Legislature. Its name is derived from the word Xwotʼqom, a Lummi (dialect of the North Straits Salish language) word for “noisy water.” The total area of the county is 2,503 square miles with an estimated population of 221,404 (2017). The adjacent counties are Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia in the north; Okanogan County in the east; Skagit County in the south; San Juan County in the southwest; Capital Region District, British Columbia in the west; and Greater Vancouver, British Columbia in the northwest. The zip codes are 98220, 98225, 98226, 98227, 98228, 98229, 98230, 98231, 98240, 98244, 98247, 98248, 98262, 98264, 98266, 98276, 98281, and 98295.

Whatcom County Officials Information

The County Auditor is responsible for the recording and preservation of all public documents such as real estate transactions, maps, liens, plats, military discharges, and marriage licenses. This office also handles the Licensing Division in the county, providing marriage licenses as well as vehicle and vessel licenses.

County Auditor’s Office:
Address: 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-778-5100
Fax: 360-778-5101
The County Auditor also has an Election Division which provides voter registration services, conducts all county elections, and accepts candidate filing. The forms available at the County Auditor’s Office include the Standard Cover Sheet for recording documents, Emergency Nonstandard Cover Sheet, Process Server Registration form, Veteran forms, Vehicle Title Application, Parental Authorization Affidavit, Affidavit of Loss/Release of Interest, and Washington Driver License/ID Card Change of Address.

Whatcom Court Records Information

In Whatcom County, all Superior Court documents are in the safekeeping of the Clerk of the Superior Court. To request copies of court documents, the Clerk’s office requires residents of the county to submit their request in person. Only those who do not reside in the county can submit copy requests via email or over the phone.

Court Records Online:

Whatcom County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Whatcom County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 26, Ch. 26.04
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Whatcom County Marriage License
Location:311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, Washington, 98225


Whatcom County Clerk’s Office

Address: 311 Grand Ave #301, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States
Phone: 360-676-6777

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