Clark County Land Management System
Online permitting is expanding!
Beginning March 4, most Land Use Review, Development Engineering, Wetland/Habitat, Forestry, and Public Works Development Inspection permits will be available online in Clark County’s Land Management System, CC LMS. These permits are in addition to building and fire permits already available online.
You can register, apply for, in most cases pay, and track permits online via the public portal from the comfort of your office or home!
Be sure to visit the CC LMS Training page where you will learn how to create an account, estimate fees, apply for a permit, or sign up for training.
Check back with us frequently as we announce new features, releases, and planned maintenance on our systems.
Key points to remember:
Battle Ground and Ridgefield fire permits
The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office no longer contracts with the cities of Battle Ground or Ridgefield. If your site is within those jurisdictions, contact them for permit information. To find your jurisdiction, use MapsOnline: gis.clark.wa.gov/mapsonline.
- Battle Ground: www.cityofbg.org, FMO@cityofbg.org, 360.342.5046
- Ridgefield: www.ridgefieldwa.us, 360.887.3908
Valuation rate change
Building valuations will change based on the International Code Council annual update. Fees calculated on square footage or estimated valuations will increase. Effective May 1, 2019.
Master Plan for residential production builders is now available online. Additional information about this and training workshops will be published soon. Meanwhile, inquiries can be directed to Building Safety at 564.397.4557, or email CCLMSsupport@clark.wa.gov.
Documents available for download
Many new permit related documents are available online for download and printing. They are Certificate of Occupancy, Temporary Occupancy, Job Complete, Outstanding Fees, Inspection Results, and Application Summary. These documents have all been optimized for better performance.
Printing Certificate of Occupancy or Completion
Building inspectors no longer leave a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion on site for permits in CC LMS. These certificates are available online once the project passes final inspection and all outstanding fees, holds, or conditions are resolved.
The Permit Center no longer accept checks in excess of the amount due at submittal. Additionally, the Permit Center has a no-refund policy for amounts less than $200 which will be followed more rigorously.
With the recent release of all building and fire permits online, Clark County has noticed an uptick in customers coming to the Permit Center with checks written for the wrong amounts. There are three reasons for errors:
- Using the Fee Estimate report as the basis for determining fees
- Entering incorrect information during the application process
- Writing checks for the entire fees due when only application fees are due at submittal
This presents significant challenges for staff, presents customers with an extended refund wait time (six weeks minimum), and is very expensive for the county to process.
We encourage customers to pay online at time of submittal or complete their check once the application has been processed.