Building and Planning

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The City of Clarkston’s Building & Planning Department provides land use planning services, issues building permits, provides building inspections and enforces code.

Building permits and inspections ensure that plans for construction meet appropriate codes. Building permits are required for most construction projects, such as fences, re-roofs and siding installation.

Land use planning is an important tool in developing an organized, well-functioning community. The location of homes, buildings, fences and the activities that go with these uses are key parts of the planning process. The Clarkston Planning Commission is an advisory body made up of five citizens who serve as volunteers and assist in the development of planning policy.

Sometimes, exceptions or changes need to be made to current policy, or there is disagreement. For this purpose, Clarkston uses a Hearings Examiner to process applications for variances, conditional use permits and appeals of official building decisions.

Contact Info


Clarkston City Hall

829 5th Street

Clarkston, WA 99403


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday