Permit Center closed to in-person services effective March 18

In an abundance of caution due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Community Development has made two closures to in-person services: the Permit Center and the reception window to on the third floor of the Public Service Center. 

The closure decision was made in consideration of the health of customers, employees and the community. 

We encourage our customers to use online services. Customers may contact staff by phone or email. 

Permits and inspections

Visit our Permit Center page for information about applying for permits.

Building inspections are only being performed on projects and elements that are specifically exempted in the Governor’s proclamation. Please visit our building inspection page for more information on how to obtain an inspection during the stay-home order.  

Application submittal guidance

Adoption of building codes

The adoption of 2018 building codes is delayed from July 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021. 

Our Building Safety program helps keep our homes, schools, offices, stores and other buildings safe for public use. We review and inspect all construction projects that require building permits in the unincorporated areas of Clark County and the town of Yacolt. These projects range from small-scale residential remodels to large, multi-story commercial buildings and apartments.

Building permits are beneficial to you and your community. By obtaining the required permits you are not only protecting the financial investment in your project, you are also guarding against potential hazards of unsafe construction.

Building permits: Why it is important to get them and common misconceptions

ClarkBITS: A brief newsletter with timely building information, tips, and services

Permit Center

All building permits are now available for application in Clark County’s Land Management System, CC LMS. You can now register, apply for, and track a building permit online via the public portal from the comfort of your office or home! Be sure to visit the CC LMS Training page where you will learn how to create an account, estimate fees, apply for a permit, or sign up for training.

Permit applications and fees must be hand delivered to our Permit Center. Please see this page for special instructions. Make an appointment by email

Only one application may be submitted at a time. 

Location Hours Contact
Public Service Center
1300 Franklin Street, first floor
Vancouver WA 98660

Permit Center is closed to in-person services, effective March 18.

Customers are encouraged to use our online services and can contact staff by email or phone during regular business hours.