COVID-19 Response

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The City of Washougal continues to follow the guidance of county, state and federal health officials to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in our community. We are in close contact with health officials and government partners to coordinate our response and operations.

To limit the potential for additional COVID-19 exposure to our city personnel, customers and community, all City facilities will be closed to the public through May 4, 2020. This measure to increase social distancing practices is being taken in response to ongoing guidance from health officials regarding the necessary actions to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City is still open for business during this closure.

As a reminder from CRESA, please do not call 911 or 311 to report non-compliant individuals. We are working with our partners in the region to develop a strategy on where those calls should go and will let you know when we find out.


PARKS UPDATE

(April 3, 2020) Effective immediately, the City of Washougal has closed all parking lots with gates at all Washougal parks and trailheads until further notice to reduce crowds of people and limit group interaction during COVID-19 crisis. 

While Trails, open grass areas and green spaces will remain open only by foot traffic we need to ask Washougal residents to do their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. 

Please note the City is working closely with Clark County Public Health, City of Vancouver, and City of Camas while monitoring this unprecedent situation. The closure of park restrooms and parking lots supports Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.

Community resources

The City of Washougal has posted information below related to education and childcare, housing and meal assistance, reporting business violations, relief for businesses, homeowners and individuals and unemployment benefits. (Note: This list will be updated as more resources become available.)

  1. Relief for Businesses
  2. Relief for Homeowners
  3. Relief for Individuals

Disaster Assistance is now available to all Washington small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19.  (Note: List will be updated as more resources become available.)

Resources:

The Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Information regarding state and federal emergency support for businesses

CREDC has put together a list of sources of information, guidance and assistance available for businesses impacted by COVID-19 (scroll down on their page to access links to financial support).

  1. Open Restaurants in Washougal
  2. Education & Childcare
  3. Housing Assistance
  4. Meal Assistance

Here’s a listing of Washougal restaurants that are doing take out and/or delivery. Support our local businesses during this time! (Note: This list will be continuously updated. Please contact restaurants directly to confirm information.)

Washougal Restaurants Open for Delivery/Take-Out

ACCESSING CITY OF WASHOUGAL SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Revised 3/24/2020

All city facilities are open, but closed to the public.

CITY HALL
1701 C STREET
MONDAY-THURSDAY, 8AM-5PM
360.835.8501

Building Inspections (effective March 26th through May 4, 2020 or as extended by Governor’s Order)

  • ONLY inspections that are related to essential facilities or for emergency repairs and projects that ensure structural integrity for residential structures will take place.  Inspections will be restricted to unoccupied structures.  Buildings and structures must be completely vacant prior to inspections taking place.  Skype, or other similar electronic media inspections may be utilized based on need and type of inspection.  For questions regarding inspections please contact joseph.layman@cityofwashougal.us.

Building Applications, Permits and Plan Submittals (effective March 26th through May 4, 2020 or as extended by Governor’s Order)

  • Applications and plan submittals that relate to essential facilities or for emergency repairs and projects that ensure structural integrity for residential structures in compliance with the Governor’s proclamation will be accepted by appointment only.
  • All other building permits may be sent via mail or electronically when allowed. Permits will be reviewed within established timeframes.
  • ONLY permits that are related to essential facilities or for emergency repairs and projects that ensure structural integrity for residential structures will be issued and when they are it will be by appointment only.
  • For general Building questions or appointments please contact: teresa.guise@cityofwashougal.us or by calling 360.835.8501 x611.

Cemetery Fees 

Dog Licenses

Dog Impound Fees

Planning/Engineering

Planning Reviews

  • By appointment only; contact jessica.herceg@cityofwashougal.us or call 360.835.8501 x603.
  • All other planning reviews may be sent via mail or electronically when allowed. Plans will be reviewed within established timeframes.

Utility Bill Payments

Special Event Applications/Fees

POLICE DEPARTMENT
1320 A STREET
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8AM-5PM
360.835.8701


The Washougal Police Department lobby is closed until further notice. Administrative staff will be working in the office during normal business hours. You can contact staff through email at WASPD@cityofwashougal.us or by phone at (360) 835-8701.

During this closure we will  not be processing any new concealed pistol licenses and we will not be doing any civil fingerprinting.

If you have an emergency please call 911. If you have a non-emergency situation and need officer assistance please call 311.

PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
2247 MAIN STREET                                                                                                
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8AM-5PM
360.835.2662


Cemetery Services

PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING AND EXECUTIVE BUILDING 
1615 C STREET
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8AM-5PM
360.835.2662 X234

 
Engineering

  • For general questions or to schedule an appointment, contact rob.charles@cityofwashougal.us or call 360.835.8501 x230 – or – kaci.spurlock@cityofwashougal.us or call 360.835.8501 x234.

Right-of-Way Permits

Water/Sewer Service Applications

Clark-Co-Microsite
State of Washington COVID Response Graphic

Clark County COVID-19 Hotline

800-525-0127

Report business violations

Submit with State of WA

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