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 is closed to in-person services.
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.
Permit application submittal guidelines
We are requesting all applicants to apply online prior to making their permit application appointment.
Please do not upload documents for building or fire applications.
For new applications, revision submittal, or permit issuance, an appointment is required. Email us at email@example.com to schedule your appointment. Important information will be emailed to you regarding your appointment. Please follow the directions in the email.
You will not be meeting with a staff member when submitting a new application or revisions. Separate appointments are required to apply for and to pick up your permit.
Building inspections will continue as normal until further notice.
Follow these guidelines:
- Building applications: application submittal (PDF), permit issuance (PDF)
- Development Engineering submittals (PDF)
- Land Use Review applications (PDF)
- Wetland/Habitat Review applications (PDF)
Checks are not being accepted during the Permit Center closure. All fees must be paid online.
*A standard convenience fee will apply to online payments.
You can register, apply for, in most cases pay, and track permits 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.
Check back with us frequently as we announce new features, releases, and planned maintenance on our systems.
Key points to remember:
Assessor's property system freeze
The Assessor's Office will conduct their annual property system freeze between August 27 and September 14 (PDF). This affects preliminary plats (including short plats, subdivisions and condominiums) as well as boundary line adjustments, splits and merges. Contact the Assessor's Office for more information.
Adoption of building codes
The adoption of 2018 building codes is delayed from July 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021.
E-Check service fee increased
Effective September 7, the convenience fee for e-Checks increased by 50 cents for check validation.
Battle Ground and Ridgefield fire permits
The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office no longer contracts with the cities of Battle Ground or Ridgefield. If your site is within those jurisdictions, contact them for permit information. To find your jurisdiction, use MapsOnline: gis.clark.wa.gov/mapsonline.
- Battle Ground: contact Battle Ground at www.cityofbg.org, FMO@cityofbg.org, 360.342.5046
- Ridgefield: contact Clark County Fire and Rescue at www.clarkfr.org, 360.887.4609
Master Plan for residential production builders is now available online. Inquiries can be directed to Building Safety at 564.397.4557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.