How do you find your zoning, lot coverage, setbacks, etc.
CCR’s and/or neighborhood rules and regulations, (these are regulated by private agreement and not enforced by the City).
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The handouts listed below are easy-reference guides all based on our Municipal Code. If you have further questions, please give us a call or send us an email at the contact information to the right.
For questions regarding location and neighborhood design standards please contact Planning@CityofBG.org for more information.For questions regarding building please contact Building.Inspection2@CityOfBG.org for more information. For questions regarding Right of Way, PODS or Erosion Control please contact Engineering.Inspectors@CityOfBG.org for more information.
A building permit is generally required when changes or alterations are made to a residential building or when any new construction is undertaken. Mechanical and plumbing work also require permits and inspections. Electrical permits are obtained at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
We now have an online application system called CSS (Customer Self-Service).
Residential building permits can include trade work such as mechanical and/or plumbing work, (if applicable).
Electrical permits are obtained through Labor and Industries.
The City of Battle Ground administers permits for properties within city limits. Always check the jurisdiction at the Clark County GIS, Property Information Center to determine whose jurisdiction the property falls under.
For properties located in Clark County’s jurisdiction contact them at (360) 397-2375.
Property setbacks are ordinances established by Battle Ground Municipal Code that outline where construction or modifications can occur. Mainly a distance from property line to a structure. Setbacks are established to preserve open space and building separation in development and are required to be met prior to building permit issuance. Setbacks are verified via plot plan submittal/review.