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Old 07-11-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default when do you need a building permit in Clark County, WA?

Maybe someone else on I-fish might know the answers to the questions I have regarding building permits and whether you need one when building a patio cover in Clark County, WA? Also, what are the setbacks from property lines (rear) for a patio cover? If setbacks do apply, is it the total structure or is it where the posts are anchored to the ground?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Here's the best information I have about building permits, I'd call them...

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(360) 487-7800

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #3
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The last time i tried to get a pemit it was a hassle i just built it but my neiborhood has no hoa
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Can get permits online now sitting at home day or night, really easy. I recommend getting one, clark county is really easy to work with, one of the best. Almost everything requires a permit, even changing a water heater or sink. Also property assessment will go up with permitted work. permit will cost maybe $40?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #5
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No permit for mine Clark county
No permit for my 16x12 shed either
or my chain link fence around my entire property

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Old 07-13-2011, 07:49 AM   #6
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Maybe someone else on I-fish might know the answers to the questions I have regarding building permits and whether you need one when building a patio cover in Clark County, WA? Also, what are the setbacks from property lines (rear) for a patio cover? If setbacks do apply, is it the total structure or is it where the posts are anchored to the ground?
Thanks in advance for any advice
Permit requirements depend on the type of construction, and setbacks depend on where you are located in Clark County. Best advice given was to call the permit folks at the phone number given above. If you build without a permit, and the county discovers it, and a permit was required, they can, and sometimes will require you remove the structure.

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #7
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Default Re: when do you need a building permit in Clark County, WA?

Thank you to everyone for all the good advice. I dread the headache of applying for permits and the likely delays associated with all that but that will be better to do now than to "look over my shoulder" if I didn't get a permit.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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Thank you to everyone for all the good advice. I dread the headache of applying for permits and the likely delays associated with all that but that will be better to do now than to "look over my shoulder" if I didn't get a permit.
Keep in mind that Clark County's permit center has had some budget cuts and they're only open a few hours a day.

Get there early to avoid a wait... But honestly, it's been pretty dead in there the last few times I've been there. Not a lot of development goin on.
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