Jail Planning

Whatcom County has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit. The City has accepted the application as complete. View the documents related to the CUP and Frequently Asked Questions about the process below:

Whatcom County has identified the need for a new countywide jail facility. In Washington, state law says cities can’t ban these “essential public facilities” from being built but can spell out in what areas and how they might be constructed.

Whatcom County has purchased property on LaBounty Drive in Ferndale as the future site of a new jail.

This site serves as the City’s repository for all things jail related. Information is posted as it is received.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015: EAGLE Board – 3 p.m., City Hall Main Conference Room, 2095 Main St.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015: Staff Technical Review Committee Meeting – 10 a.m. Ferndale Police Department EOC Conference Room, 2220 Main St.

Monday, March 23 (and, if necessary, March 24): Hearing Examiner Hearing on Conditional Use Permit – 7 p.m., Ferndale City Council Chambers, 5694 Second Avenue.

More Information:


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