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Business building and remodeling permits and fee waiver Business building and remodeling Fee waiver summary

Permit applications and fees must be hand delivered to our Permit Center.

Customers are encouraged to make appointments with staff to ensure faster service. Make an appointment by phone (360) 397-2375 ext. 4807 or email

Only two applications may be submitted at one time. If you have more than two applications, please schedule an appointment. 


Importance of building permits, common misconceptions, forms and fees

Forms and fees

Forms and fees for building, land use and fire permits

Home business

Businesses operated out of the home may require a permit. The review process depends on whether you are in the urban or rural areas, and the extent of the impacts the business may have on the neighborhood.
- Minor home business (PDF)
- Major home business (PDF)
- Starting a business in Clark County

Outdoor burning

Outdoor burning permits are required for burning yard debris and land clearing - in areas where burning is allowed. Outdoor burning is not permitted from July 15 through September 30.

Over-legal loads and house moves

Permits are required for hauling loads over legal size and weight limits and house moves

Street use

Street use permits (PDF) are required when county roads are used for purposes other than traffic flow, such as parades and block parties. Temporary stands and tents must have a permit also.


Permit Center information

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Public Service Center
1300 Franklin St., 1st floor
Vancouver, WA - map


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday: appointments only

Phone (360) 397-2375


(360) 397-2375 ext. 4807
Email for appointments

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