Building Departments in Clark County, Washington

There are 4 Building Departments in Clark County, Washington, serving a population of 457,474 people in an area of 629 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 114,368 people, and 1 Building Department per 157 square miles.

In Washington, Clark County is ranked 37th of 39 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 8th of 39 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Clark County Building Departments

Find Clark County, Washington building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Camas Building Department 616 Northeast 4th Avenue Camas, WA

La Center City Permits Ste A201, 419 E Cedar Ave La Center, WA

La Center Planning Department 419 East Cedar Avenue La Center, WA

Vancouver Permits and Zoning 4400 Northeast 77th Avenue Vancouver, WA

About the Clark County Building Department

Building Departments in Clark County, WA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Clark County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Clark County, Washington building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Clark County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Clark County, WA zoning laws and requirements

Clark County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Clark County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Clark County Residential Housing Units
 Clark CountyWashington
Total Housing Units179,5233,064,381
Occupied Housing Units171,522 (95.5%)2,800,423 (91.4%)
Clark County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Clark CountyWashington
Single-Family Detached Homes119,104 (69.4%)1,782,051 (63.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes7,937 (4.6%)110,844 (4.0%)
2 Apartments5,060 (3.0%)66,245 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments6,041 (3.5%)100,527 (3.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,706 (4.5%)127,774 (4.6%)
10 or More Apartments17,796 (10.4%)435,497 (15.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,878 (4.6%)177,485 (6.3%)
Clark County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Clark CountyWashington
2014 or Later5,375 (3.1%)62,312 (2.2%)
2010 to 20136,201 (3.6%)99,185 (3.5%)
2000 to 200932,796 (19.1%)440,508 (15.7%)
1980 to 199964,536 (37.6%)852,224 (30.4%)
1960 to 197941,464 (24.2%)712,540 (25.4%)
1940 to 195913,828 (13,828.0%)349,181 (349,181.0%)
1939 or Earlier7,322 (4.3%)284,473 (10.2%)
Clark County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Clark CountyWashington
1 Room2,056 (1.2%)74,460 (2.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms114,534 (66.8%)1,757,506 (62.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms57,746 (33.7%)909,467 (32.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms54,970 (32.0%)811,744 (29.0%)
8 or More Rooms41,214 (24.0%)650,359 (23.2%)
Clark County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Clark CountyWashington
No Bedroom2,355 (1.4%)85,244 (3.0%)
1 Bedroom11,277 (6.6%)307,033 (11.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms114,534 (66.8%)1,757,506 (62.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms43,356 (25.3%)650,640 (23.2%)
Clark County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Clark CountyWashington
With Complete Plumbing Facilities171,023 (99.7%)2,788,509 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities169,881 (99.0%)2,771,941 (99.0%)