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Bellingham Municipal Court
2014 C St
Bellingham, WA 98225-4019 https://www.cob.org/contacts/pages/co
Hours: 9AM-N 1PM-4PM PST
P: 360-778-8150
F: 360-778-8151
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see http://www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 & calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Blaine Municipal Court
435 Martin St, #4000
Blaine, WA 98230 http://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/166/Munici
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 360-332-8310
F: 360-543-9835
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see http://www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Drug Court
1000 N Forest St
Bellingham, WA 98225-4038 http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/414/Drug-
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 360-778-5620
F: 360-676-7634
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor
In the District court Complex. Index online from JIS-Link; see http://www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Everson-Nooksack Municipal Court
PO Box 315
Everson, WA 98247-0315 http://www.ci.everson.wa.us/municipal
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 360-966-3411
F: 360-966-3466
Couriers: 111 W Main St
Everson, WA 98247
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Ferndale Municipal Court
PO Box 291
Ferndale, WA 98248-0291 http://www.ferndalecourts.org/
Hours: 9AM-5PM PST
P: 360-384-2827
F: 360-312-0106
Couriers: 2220 Main St, City Hall
Ferndale, WA 98248
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Lummi Tribal Court
2665 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226-9291 http://www.lummi-nsn.org/website/dept
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM PST
P: 360-312-2239
F: 360-380-6994
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Juvenile, traffic
Class B felony cases have been tried here since 11/2009. Other felony actions are sent to the federal court. The records from this court are not on the JIS state system.
Lynden Municipal Court
300 4th St
Lynden, WA 98264-1918 http://www.lyndenwa.org
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 360-354-4270
F: 360-318-0301
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see http://www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Nooksack Tribal Court
4971 Deming Rd
Deming, WA 98244 http://nooksacktribe.org/departments/
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM PST
P: 360-306-5125
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,000, Eviction (Tribal Housing)
Felony actions are sent to the federal court. The records from this court are not on the JIS state system. The Chief Judge hears cases, issues decisions and orders, and oversees the administration of the Tribal Court.
Sumas Municipal Court
PO Box 9
Sumas, WA 98295- https://www.cityofsumas.com/sumas-mun
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 360-988-5711
F: 360-988-8855
Couriers: 433 Cherry St
Sumas, WA 98295
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at https://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Superior Court
311 Grand Ave, #301
Bellingham, WA 98225 http://www.whatcomcounty.us/413/Super
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 360-788-5560
F: 360-778-5561
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims)
District Court
311 Grand Ave, #401
Bellingham, WA 98225 http://www.whatcomcounty.us/420/Distr
Hours: 8:30AM-N 1PM-4:30PM PST
P: 360-778-5400
F: 360-778-5401
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or some DUI records released

Whatcom County, WA Vital Records

Contact the Whatcom County Office of the County Auditor if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Whatcom County
County Auditor
311 Grand Ave, #103
Bellingham, WA 98225 http://www.whatcomcounty.us/199/Audit
8:30AM-4:30PM PST
Phone: 360-778-5100
Fax: 360-778-5101
Recorded Documents

Whatcom County Vital Certificates

Whatcom County Vital Certificates

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Whatcom County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 2,119.53 sq mi
Population (2009): 200,434
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 89.6%
  • Black/African American: 1.1%
  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 7.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 83.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): 33,606
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 9.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 87.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 27.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.51
Housing Units (2000): 73,893
Homeownership Rate (2000): 63.4%
Migration Flow to Whatcom County, WA from (2007-2008):

Whatcom County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $4,454,584
  • Construction: $510,991
  • Retail Trade: $404,683
  • Professional and Technical Services: $259,890
  • Healthcare: $464,233
  • Banking: $160,350
  • Retail Trade: $404,683
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $149,980
  • Manufacturing: $638,280
  • Farms: $112,793
  • Government: $783,431
Employed (2000): 80,773
Unemployed (2000): 6,436
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,487
Local Government Employment (2007): 9,630
Local Government Revenue (2007): $451,245 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $374,686 (thou. dol.)

Whatcom County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,210
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5
Deaths (2007): 1,422
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 13
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.9

Whatcom County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 444
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 70
  • Robbery: 87
  • Aggravated Assault: 285
Property Crimes (2008): 7,196
  • Burglary: 1,458
  • Larceny-Theft: 5,364
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 374

Whatcom County Genealogy Records

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