Public Information and Documents

How to request for public records


Contact Us

Public Records Officer
Phone: 360-676-8080
Fax: 360-734-0437


Fill out page 9 in the Policies and Procedures document and mail, fax, or drop off in person.


Allow 5 business days for our office to process the request.


The Fire Authority may charge a flat fee of up to $2.00 for any request

2024 Commissioner Meeting Dates and Documents

Documents are typically available for viewing 1 day prior to the meeting date.

Regularly scheduled Board Meetings for 2024 will take place on the following dates at the Geneva Station, 4518 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229, at 3:00 PM. Any changes of date, time, or location are posted at the administrative offices, 2050 Lake Whatcom Blvd., and on our website under Announcements/Events.  Regular meetings are also available for viewing online.  Online meeting links are posted in the Commissioner Announcements section on the main webpage and the Announcements/Events webpage, the day of the scheduled meeting.

Board Packet documents are made available the week of the scheduled board meeting and are generally accessible 1-2 days prior to the meeting.


2024 Scheduled Meetings

  • 1/11/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 1/25/2024 Special Meeting
  • 2/15/2024 Special Meeting-Work Session
  • 2/15/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 3/14/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 4/11/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 5/16/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 6/13/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 7/11/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 8/15/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 9/12/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 10/10/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 11/14/2024 Public Hearing on 2025 Budget
  • 11/14/2024 Regular Board Meeting
  • 12/12/2024 Regular Board Meeting

Commissioner Meeting Documents – 2024

Washington State Auditor's Report

The Washington State Auditor’s biennial financial and accountability audit reports can be found at the following links:

2018-2019:  SWFA Financial Report & SWFA Accountability Report

2020-2021:  SWFA Financial Report & SWFA Accountability Report

Fire Authority Staff and Elected Board of Commissioners