Permitting FAQs

Many factors determine the cost of a permit. Fees may be listed in our building permit applications, however you must speak with a Permit Technician to receive an accurate cost.

Through our online permitting system, we offer fee estimates for the following permits. Visit our training page to find out how.

  • New Home Construction
  • Accessory structure
  • Additional Dwelling Space
  • Alteration/Repair/Specialty
  • Mobile Home
  • Commercial - New and Existing
  • Multi-family Residence
  • Cell Tower
  • Sign

Visit our Permit Status page to look up your permit. 

The county does not issue business licenses. The following web pages offer more information about starting a business:

Mobile homes are usually placed by dealers or placement companies. The county began issuing permits for mobile homes in 1973. You can use Maps Online to find information about permits on your parcel.

Permits are valid for two years. We notify property owners when they are due to expire. Visit our Permit Status page to find out information about your permit, including the type of permit and the nature of the project.

Many times a contractor gets a permit instead of the property owner. The last step in the permit process is obtaining a final inspection and approval. This step is not always completed, and therefore the permit is considered unfinished. It is the property owner’s responsibility that a final inspection is completed prior to the permit expiration date. You can schedule an inspection online.

Permit technicians are helping customers during the hours that the Permit Center is open. You may leave a detailed message by email at permitservices@clark.wa.gov or on our message line 564.397.4078. A permit technician will contact you within one business day.

If you have issues with CC LMS, our new permitting system, contact our CC LMS System Support team or call 564.397.2347.