Permit Center

Permit Center closed mornings of May 22 and May 23

In-person services

All in-person services at the Permit Center require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, email

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

ePlan Review

We no longer accept paper submittals. Visit for more information about ePlan Review. 

Permit application submittal guidelines 

We are requesting all applicants apply online prior to making their permit application appointment. Use our forms and checklists and follow our permit applications submittal guidelines.

Online permitting

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! 

Why get permits?

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. Learn more about the importance of permits.

Residential permits

Learn more about residential permits.

LEAN review process

LEAN is required for new home construction on eligible lots and is a quicker review, approval and issuance process. Learn more about the LEAN process and certification.

Commercial permits

Learn more about commercial permits.

Electrical Permits

Clark County does not issue electrical permits. Visit or call 360.896.2300.

Building code update

The 2021 Washington state building codes became effective on March 14, 2024.

School Impact Fees changing

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

Average permit processing times

Take a look at the average permit processing times for many different permit types. Data is shown for a rolling 12-month period. 

Clark County Code, Title 40

The full text of Title 40 contains all regulations relating to property development in unincorporated Clark County.

Maps Online

Maps Online can answer many of your mapping and property information questions. It is also integrated with Community Development's permitting system, so you can see permits that have been issued for a particular property. Read our instructions.

Permit Types
 - Residential constructionInformationApplications
 - Commercial constructionInformationApplications
Land UseInformationApplications
Public Service Center
1300 Franklin Street, 
Vancouver WA 98660

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

Our preferred method of contact is via email at