All in-person services at the Permit Center require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage our customers to use online services. Customers may contact staff by phone or email.
Permit application submittal guidelines
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.
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.
Learn more about commercial permits.
Clark County does not issue electrical permits. Visit lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/electrical/electrical-permits-fees-and-inspections/ or call 360.896.2300.
Building code adoption
The 2018 amended Washington Administrative Code (WAC) were adopted on February 1, 2021.
Effective June 1, 2021, building valuations will change based on the International Code Council annual update. Fees calculated on square footage or estimated valuations will increase. The average increase is about six percent.
Recording fee increase
Effective July 25, 2021, Auditor’s recording fees will increase. See fee schedule.
RV Emergency Parking
Application for the use of recreational vehicles on private residential property for emergency habitation during the Clark County Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clark County Code, Title 40
The full text of Title 40 contains all regulations relating to property development in unincorporated Clark County.
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.
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