CBP opens office in Burlington, Washington, Airport
ANACORTES, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at Anacortes Port of Entry were part of the festivities as the Port of Skagit officially opened a new facility at the Burlington Airport Wednesday. The reimbursement service agreement allows CBP to process arriving planes when called upon and bill the airport for their services.
The Skagit Regional Airport is located just off Highway 20. The Port of Skagit owns and operates the facility that is home to more than 150 aircraft, ranging from small single engine recreational aircraft to corporate jets.
The airport opened in 1933 and has served many users, including during World War II when the Navy took it over. The federal government operated it until 1958 when it transferred ownership to Skagit County.
Port of Skagit Executive Director Patsy Martin opened the ribbon cutting by welcoming everyone and introducing Port staff including Port Commissioner Kevin Ware who said, “It’s been a 10-year effort to get CBP to Burlington and we are very happy they are here.”
Director of Field Operations Adele Fasano said, “CBP will respond to the needs here and we are glad to partner with Skagit Regional Airport.”
CBP’s office is located in the main terminal and be will staffed only when needed. To request service, call 360-757-0011 during normal business hours.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.