Current fees can be found on our forms and fees page.
How much is a permit for a fire alarm and/or sprinkler system?
Why was I billed so much for my inspection when the inspector was only here for 15 minutes or less?
The fee is a per hour rate that includes staff time for locating the file, driving to and from the location, paperwork, data entry and invoicing.
Can I burn on my property?
I'm in the city and someone is burning trash in their fireplace, I was told to call your office for assistance.
Contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360.574.3058 regarding disruption of air quality, illegal burning within city limits, and burning garbage outside and/or in a fireplace. You may also file a complaint online.
Can I mail my plans to your office for review?
No. Plans must be hand delivered to the Permit Center, 1300 Franklin St., first floor, Vancouver.
How can I obtain a copy of a fire report and/or talk to the fire investigator?
Submit a public records request to the Fire Marshal’s Office. If you need to speak with an investigator, call 564.397.2186 and leave a detailed message.