Code Compliance

Sherry Montgomery

The Code Compliance division receives and investigates community generated complaints regarding potential violations of the Washougal Municipal Code, Washougal Engineering Standards, any conditions of a plat, site plan, master plan, and environmental and shoreline permits. All complaints received are investigated in a fair and impartial manner and all neighbors can expect to be treated with integrity and respect.


The Code Compliance division is established to maintain and enhance the livability, health, and safety of our neighbors. We strive to improve the quality of our community through fair and balanced enforcement of regulations drafted to solve specific problems within the community, such as:

  • Environmental concerns
  • Property maintenance standards
  • Public nuisances
  • Zoning or land use violations

Working together with community members, neighborhood associations, public service agencies, and other departments within the City of Washougal, we will:

  • Enhance community pride
  • Facilitate voluntary compliance
  • Have a positive impact on property values
  • Improve the quality of life for our community
  • Reduce blight and increase safety



Common violations include:

  • The accumulation of garbage, trash, junk, or other materials
  • Inoperable or unlicensed vehicles on private property
  • Signs
  • Obstruction or encroachment within the public right-of-way
  • Overgrown vegetation and noxious weeds
  • Unpermitted work in protected areas
  • Vacant structures and land

Virtual Suggestion Box

  1. Do you have a suggestion or an idea to share with Code Compliance?

    You can contribute to the health and vibrancy of our community by taking the time to reach out to us with any program suggestions or ideas you may have.  

    As we work to improve and strengthen our thriving, vibrant community and enhance our neighborhoods, we’d like to hear from you!

    If you have a suggestion as to how Code Compliance may better serve the community, drop us a note.

    Have you had contact with Code Compliance recently? Share your experience with us.

    Are you new to Washougal and familiar with a successful community based program in another city or state that you would like to see adopted in Washougal?

    The city of Washougal welcomes and encourages your partnership. Together, we can preserve Washougal’s unique character, beautify our neighborhoods, and bolster the peace and repose of all those who call Washougal home.

    We look forward to hearing from you.  

  2. *Please note, complaints are received via the online complaint form.

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