Whether you are thinking about moving to Clark County or have already rented a moving van, this section of our website is for you. Here you can find information on everything from the job market to local schools, licensing your pets and registering to vote. You also can read about our county’s proud past and promising future.
Named for Captain William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame, our county is one of the fastest growing regions in Washington state and the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region. Today, more than 440,000 people live in Clark County.
Why are so many people moving here? The simplest answer may be our quality of life. Clark County is a family-oriented community and a good place to raise children or grow older. It has beautiful scenery, moderate climate, great schools and lots of recreational opportunities.
We hope this list of local services providers will help new residents.
A place to live
In and around Clark County’s seven cities, realtor associations, Maps Online property information, newspapers and building permits.
Finding a job
The economy, top employers, local newspapers.
When you arrive
Information on utilities, phone service, television, necessary licenses and registrations, schools, libraries, neighborhood associations and social services.
Enjoying leisure time
Historic sites, sports, parks, places of interest, scenic drives, arts and more.
Buses to bike paths
How to get around Clark County.
Starting a business
Local chambers of commerce, the Columbia Region Economic Development Council and city and county licenses and business requirements.
City, county, regional, and state websites.