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Welcome to the City of Bellingham!

​​​Thank you for joining the 88,500 residents of the City of Bellingham, one of the best places in the nation to live, work, and play. After the formal annexation of 250 acres to the north end of Bellingham on April 1, 2019, the City would like to update you on resources available to all residents.  A map of the annexation area can be found here.  Browse this page for highlights of some of the programs and services the City provides.

I'm proud of the benefits and resources that this City and community have to offer. I was born and raised here, and I hope you will enjoy living in the City of Bellingham as much as I do.

- Mayor Kelli Linville

Public Libraries

The Bellingham Public Library circulates over 1.5 million items annually to about 50,000 registered card holders

Historic Places

Explore Bellingham's historic places through our interactive map


Officers are proud to keep Bellingham safe through the neighborhood police officer and specialized law enforcement programs

Fire and Emergency Services

Every day, firefighters and emergency responders support the health and safety of our community

Whatcom Museum

The Museum hosts innovative educational programs and exhibitions about art, nature and Northwest history

Parks and Recreation

Supports a healthy community by providing high quality outdoor services, including 3,400 acres of park land, 71 miles of trail and 35 parks

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Mayor's Office
(360) 778-8100

City Council
(360) 778-8200

Planning and Community Development
(360) 778-8300

Parks and Recreation
(360) 778-7000

Fire Department
(360) 778-8400

Police Department
(360) 778-8800

Public Works
(360) 778-7700

(360) 778-7323

(360) 778-8950