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.

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. Email us to schedule a meeting.  

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    How to submit for review

    Application materials:

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

    Note that incomplete packets may be returned. 

    Application materials can be submitted:

    • Electronically: Application and supporting documents can be submitted electronically with prior approval. Email us for more information.
    • In person: 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. 
    • By mail: Application, supporting documents and payment can be submitted by mail at PO Box 9825 Vancouver, WA 98666.

    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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    Environmental health fees

    School Health and Safety fee descriptions are available here. Environmental public health fees are reviewed and updated annually.