About Community Planning
Community Planning’s mission is to work with our community partners to improve Clark County’s long term quality of life. The department’s 11 staff members help residents envision their community’s future and work to put into place strategies that will help accomplish that vision. We are a small department, but we provide a wide variety of professional services focused on making Clark County the best place to live, work and play.
Community Planning is responsible for the development and administration of the County’s comprehensive plan, implements ordinances and other related planning activities. The department also administers the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council, the Commission on Aging, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Commission.
Check out our 2016 Annual Report that provides an overview of the department's work in 2015.
Check out our 2017-2018 Community Planning Work Program, Approved: July 6th, 2016
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 Councilors 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.
Sonja Wiser at (360) 397-2280 ext. 4558 or e-mail: email@example.com
Kathy Schroader (360) 397-2280 ext. 4958 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org