Public records requests
Public Records Portal
The county has implemented a new Public Records Request Portal to make the request process more efficient and transparent. We are requesting all of our customers use this portal.
To get started with your request, access the Public Records Request Portal, create your account, and submit your request. When filling out your request, please include as much information as possible. If applicable to your request, the following information will help us do our research:
- Parcel number
- Project name
- Permit number
You may also submit your request in writing using this request form.
- Paper copies
- 11" x 17" or smaller - $ .15 each
- Oversized maps and plans - $3.50 each
- CD or DVD - $5 each
- VHS tape - $ 1.60 each
For large requests and installments, the county may:
- Require deposit of up to 10 percent of the estimated cost before making copies
- Provide copies in installments
- Require advance payment before providing further installments
The Board of County Councillors finds that Clark County government is comprised of many branches, boards, departments, divisions, subdivisions, agencies, offices, commissions, and many other county entities that maintain separate and distinct recordkeeping systems. The records are voluminous, diverse, complex, and are stored in incompatible databases. Indexing of these records would be overwhelmingly costly to the Clark County taxpayers, while substantially interfering with effective and timely county office operations. As a result, it would be unduly burdensome, if not physically impossible, to develop an index of those records identified in RCW 42.56.070(3) or as the statute may be amended in the future.
Some records are exempt from public disclosure. Please refer to this list: Exemption and Prohibition Statutes Not Listed in Chapter 42.56 RCW.
Address: PO Box 9810, Vancouver WA 98666-9810
Phone: (360) 397-2375
Fax: (360) 397-2011