Whether you are just thinking about moving to Clark County or have already rented a moving van, this section of our Web site is for you. Here you can find information on everything from the job market to local schools, from licensing your pets to registering to vote. You can also read about our county’s proud past and promising future.
Named for Captain William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame, our county is one of the fastest growing regions in Washington state and in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region. Today, more than 400,000 people live in Clark County.
Why are so many people moving here? The simplest answer may be our quality of life. Clark County is a very family-oriented community and a good place to raise children. And that’s not to mention the beautiful scenery, moderate climate, and lots of recreational opportunities.
We hope the links gathered here will be helpful. While not all local service providers have Web pages, we have tried to find the sites that are most important for new residents. These are divided into the following sections:
A place to live
In and around Clark County’s seven cities, realtor associations, Maps Online property information, newspapers, and building permits.
Finding a job
The economy, top employers, local newspapers.
When you arrive
Information on utilities, phone service, television, necessary licenses and registrations, schools, libraries, neighborhood associations, and social services.
Enjoying leisure time
Historic sites, sports, parks, places of interest, scenic drives, arts, and more.
Buses to bike paths
How to get around Clark County.
Starting a business
Local chambers of commerce, the Columbia Region Economic Development Council, and city and county licenses and business requirements.
City, county, regional, and state Web sites.