Neighbor issues


Typical concerns between neighbors involve fences, branches overhanging or damaging property, weeds, noise, use of property, or access.

City of Vancouver

Clark County

  • Good Neighbor Relations has ideas for how to minimize and resolve problems with neighbors
  • Code Enforcement has a Neighborhood Guide that includes the rules on many common situations
  • The Clark County Code contains county code about specific topics
  • The Code Enforcement office is part of the the Community Development department and includes enforcement of the county code and has a link to report neighborhood concerns

Additional resources

FindLaw has an encyclopedia entry about neighbor disputes that includes links to additional resources.

If you need help talking with your neighbor about a problem, you can contact Community Mediation Services. Trained mediators can help you work out a resolution.

The Washington State Law Library wrote a blog post about neighbor issues.