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Many Land Use Review permits are now available for application in Clark County’s Land Management System, CC LMS. You can now register, apply for, and track a land use review online via the public portal from the comfort of your office or home! 

A Developer's Packet is required for many land use applications and is available in the GIS Department.

All forms are PDF files except where noted.

General Revised date
Land use review application 01/06/22
Type II, II-A and III submittal requirements  03/22/22
Post Decision Review submittal requirements 03/15/19
Certification of landscape installation 01/09/13
Land divisions / adjustments Revised date
Boundary line adjustment – Allows for the adjustment of lot lines that conform to zoning requirements 04/25/22
Cluster developments 05/03/22
Legal lot determination – Process used to determine if a parcel of land is legal for building 02/11/22
Lot reconfiguration – Used to adjust the boundaries of existing legal nonconforming lots to create lots less than the current minimum lot size in Forest, Agricultural, and Urban Holding Districts 05/10/22
Plat alteration 04/25/22
Residential Infill (Repealed)  
Short plat – Process to divide land into nine or less urban lots and four or less rural lots 03/29/22
Subdivision 03/29/22
Site plan review / commercial Revised date
60-day development review 08/13/19
Binding site plan 05/02/22
Commercial kennel 02/22/22
Marijuana facilities permit guidance and submittal requirements 12/05/19
Noise variance - see Code Enforcement  
Sign permit 10/03/16
Type I review 12/17/20
Type II review 04/25/22
Winery and tasting room with events 10/11/18
Wireless communication facilities
- Collocation Type I Review
- Site Type II Review
- Conditional use permit Type III Review


Other land use processes Revised date
Address only – Provides an address to a property where other building permits have not yet been issued 01/16/20
Appeal and Motion for Reconsideration – Process used to appeal a land use decision 09/01/11
Columbia Gorge permit
- See also:


Conditional use 05/09/22
Mixed use development
- Guidelines - Part 1 (10MB), Part 2 (7MB), Part 3 (10MB)
Non-conforming use 10/03/16
Planned unit development 05/11/22
Post decision review 05/11/22
Pre-application conference – Process for an applicant to present a development proposal to staff and to become informed about the application review and approval process
- Waiver – used to waive the pre-application conference process only for relatively simple applications

School modular 07/25/18
Sewer waiver – New structures and land divisions within Urban Growth Areas are required to connect to a public sewer system unless a sewer waiver is approved 04/13/12
Similar use 05/11/22
Temporary use 03/16/22

Variance – Provides relief to property owners where application of the Clark County Code may cause a hardship due to unusual circumstances of the land

- Noise variance - see Code Enforcement

Zone change – Used to change the zoning designation of a parcel of land when a property owner wants to establish a use that is not permitted within the existing zoning 06/13/22
Public hearing requirements Revised date
Applicant posted land use sign
- Sign specifications (ZIP 1.2MB)


Neighborhood Review Meeting - administrative guidelines 06/01/16
Environmental Revised date
Archaeological review – Used to determine if cultural resources are present on a property 08/20/14
- JARPA information and instructions

SEPA – Review under the State Environmental Policy Act to ensure that governmental agencies consider the environmental impacts of a proposal
- SEPA planned action
- SEPA Checklist (Word) (PDF)

Shoreline – Used to review a development proposal that could impact shoreline areas of local and statewide significance
- Residential shoreline exemption – Used for minor residential developments that will not require a shoreline substantial development permit
- Non-residential shoreline exemption



Changes to an existing home Revised date
Accessory dwelling unit 
- Urban
- Rural

Garden shed, gazebo, and play structures 05/06/15
Home business
- Minor
- Major
Private kennel 03/08/12