Energy code update

The 2021 Washington State Energy Code will be effective on March 14, 2024. Learn more.

Rural Event Task Force

At the Council's direction, the director of Community Development is leading a task force created to explore possible code revisions in unincorporated Clark County. Learn more.

Wetland Protection remains in effect in Clark County

A recent change in Federal policy does not affect wetland regulations adopted by Washington state and Clark County. Visit our Wetlands and Habitat page for more information.

School Impact Fees changing

Effective September 15, 2023, some school impact fees will change. See notice.

In-person services

The Permit Center is open for in-person services by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, email

Community Development staff are available by phone and email. We encourage you to use our online services.

Contact us

For a more timely and accurate response, provide detailed information such as the permit/case/license number, address, and/or parcel number.

Community Development

Animal Protection and Control 
Concerns 564.397.2488, Licensing 564.397.2489

Building Safety

Code Enforcement

Development Engineering

Fire Marshal's Office

Land Use Review

Permit Center

Wetland/Habitat Review


Love your pet? License it!


You can license your pet online!

Permit application submittal guidelines

Ensure that you have the latest information and guidelines prior to applying for a permit by visiting our permit applications submittal guidelines page.

ePlan Review

Saving trees and parking fees! Learn more...