Site review

The School Health and Safety Program site review will assess risks associated with sound levels, neighboring businesses and surrounding areas and determine potential environmental contaminants based on previous land use and existing buildings. The School Health and Safety Program review complements a building department review in that the review considers a school’s proposed classroom use and determines appropriate health and safety measures. This step is required for all school locations that have not been previously utilized or designed for a school.

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    How to submit for review

    We recommend contacting the School Health and Safety program before purchasing or leasing a new location or submitting for a new project. Pre-application meetings can be completed individually or in conjunction with the building department.

    Prior to submitting for a site review, please email the School Health and Safety program staff to confirm submission requirements. If required, please submit the application materials and required documents:

    Electronic submissions:

    Starting January 1st 2021, site review applications can be accepted online. For online applications, email us to get the unique link to access our online permitting portal. For instructions on how to register for a profile, submit and make payments, review the Online Users Guide

    Paper submissions:

    Paper application materials, plans and payments can be submitted by mail at PO Box 9825 Vancouver, WA 98666. Paper application and submittal requirements are outlined in the application below:

    Please note that in person submissions are currently not being accepted due to the COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Check back here for updates.  

    Site review process

    The length of time for a review is dependent on the completeness of the application packet and prompt responses from the applicant(s).

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