Vancouver Protocol

Governor’s Stay at Home Order

On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation” which was further clarified by the Construction Guidance Memorandum issued March 25, 2020.

Only certain activities including low risk construction projects per the Proclamation 20-25 Addendum are allowed until May 4, 2020.

On April 29, Gov. Inlsee issued a memo clarifying “existing construction” as construction activity that is a) needed to fulfill an obligation under a contract effective prior to March 23, 2020, or b) authorized by a government-issued permit obtained prior to March 23, 2020


No additional documentation needs to be submitted to the City. Construction can resume as soon as the safety requirements have been completed.

By May 1, all operating projects will need to comply with the new rules. Contractors and property owners are required to ensure compliance with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements, violations are subject to WA L&I enforcement action.

Closed – Completely online

Permit services: Land use, building and permit applications are available online or by phone 360-487-7800.

Building inspections: Building inspections will continue for new construction projects only. Inspections requested for occupied structures may be postponed or conducted using remote technology, such as video or photos, at the inspector’s discretion. Inspection scheduling available online.

More Information

Water & Sewer Permits
Applicants/Builders can apply for Water and Sewer permits through the link below:

Water/Sewer Permit Form 

Payment Options:

Check – Place check (including the permit number or application summary)   drop box located in the City Hall on-site parking lot or mail to Permit Center PO BOX 1995 Vancouver, WA 98668-1995

Epermits –  please provide your account username upon each request.
Request an Epermits account

The permits will be emailed to you for signature. Please sign and scan the permits back.