Since the consolidation of the Planning and Environmental Health Divisions into Skamania County Community Development Department in October 2008, the Department has been busy establishing and improving the permitting process. To aid in developing a user friendly one-stop process, the County Commissioner's hired the Latimore Company, LLC (TLC) to conduct a performance audit on the Skamania County Development Review Process. The performance audit was carried out between October 2009 and April 30, 2010 and consisted of nine tasks:
  • staff interviews and observations;
  • measurements and policy review;
  • applicant, agency, and community group interviews;
  • process modeling;
  • performance analysis;
  • preliminary findings;
  • report of findings and recommendations;
  • presentation of results;
  • and new policies, procedures, and application form packets based on report of findings and recommendations.
FINAL REPORT The Community Development Department will begin to implement some of the recommendations that were a result of the Performance Audit in Fall 2010. Questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at (509) 427-3900 or email us at
Skamania County is updating its Critical Areas Ordinance.
Office Location:
Courthouse Annex
170 NW Vancouver Ave.
PO Box 1009 
Stevenson, WA 98648


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm Closed Fridays & Holidays

Phone Number: (509) 427-3900




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2019 Annual Plant Sale

The Underwood Conservation District is accepting orders for low-cost tree seedlings and flowering shrubs through its annual native plant sale which runs thru February 28th. Visit or call (509)-493-1936 for more information.