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Forms and fees

Land use applications and fees must be hand delivered to the Permit Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. Call (360) 397-2375 ext. 4807 or email to schedule an appointment.

A developer's packet is required for many land use applications and is available in the GIS Department.

- Changes to an existing home
- Building a new home
- Modifying your parcel
- Adjusting / dividing your land
- Other land use processes
- Environmental
- Complete list of land use forms

All forms are PDF files.

Changes to an existing home Revised date
Adding an accessory dwelling unit 05/28/13
Siting garden sheds, gazebos and play structures
Establishing a home business
- Minor
- Major
Private Kennel 03/08/12
Residential building setbacks 05/27/11
Building a new home (see building forms also) Revised date
Address only - Provides an address to a property where other building permits have not yet been issued 10/09/14
Sewer waiver – New structures and land divisions within Urban Growth Areas are required to connect to a public sewer system unless a sewer waiver is approved 04/13/12
Modifying your parcel Revised date
Boundary line adjustment - allows for the adjustment of lot lines that conform to zoning requirements 02/28/13
Legal lot determination – process used to determine if a parcel of land is legal for building     04/30/12
Lot reconfiguration - used to adjust the boundaries of existing legal nonconforming lots to create lots less than the current minimum lot size in Forest, Agricultural, and Urban Holding Districts 02/10/12
Adjusting / dividing your land Revised date
Pre-application conference – process for an applicant to present a development proposal to staff and to become informed about the application review and approval process 02/01/14
Pre-application conference waiver – used to waive the  pre-application conference process only for relatively simple applications   04/30/12
Short plat – process to divide land into nine or less urban lots  and four or less rural  lots 04/30/12
Other land use processes Revised date
Appeal  - process used to appeal a land use decision 09/01/11

Columbia Gorge permit 
See also:

Variance - provides relief to property owners where application of the Clark County Code may cause a hardship due to unusual circumstances of the land 04/30/12
Zone change – Used to change the zoning designation of a parcel of land when a property owner wants to establish a use that is not permitted within the existing zoning 02/05/15
Environmental Revised date
Archaeological review - used to determine if cultural resources are present on a property   08/20/14
SEPA  - Review under the State Environmental Policy Act to ensure that governmental agencies consider the environmental impacts of a proposal 02/10/12

Shoreline  - used to review a development proposal that could impact shoreline areas of local and statewide significance

Shoreline exemption - used for minor residential developments that will not require a shoreline substantial development permit 09/18/12



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