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Welcome to the Community Development Department

Effective March 26th through April 7, 2020 or as extended by Governor’s Order – Access to Community Development (permits, planning/development engineering and inspections):

  • 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.
  • Questions as to whether or not your company qualifies as essential contact; business@mil.wa.gov
  • All other building permits or planning reviews may be sent via mail or electronically when allowed.  Plans will be reviewed within established timeframes.
  • ONLY permits that are related to essential facilities
  • For general Building questions or appointments please contact: permits@cityofcamas.us
  • For general Engineering questions or appointments please contact: aashton@cityofcamas.us
  • For general Planning questions or appointments please contact: rmaul@cityofcamas.us
  • ONLY inspections that are related to essential facilitiesInspections will be restricted to unoccupied structures.  Buildings and structures must be completely vacant prior to inspections taking place. For questions regarding inspections please contact bcunningham@cityofcamas.us.

TheThird Avenue entrance at City Hall is a one stop shop for development within the City of Camas. We hope this streamlines your development review, which involves collaboration from many city departments and other agencies. The Community Development Department is comprised of the Building and Planning Divisions. Phil Bourquin has served as the Community Development Director since 2006.



The Planning Division’s Case Log (permits) since 2016 (Note this report can be downloaded onto your computer as a pdf or in Microsoft Excel formats).

The Residential & Commercial Development Report includes commercial and residential developments since 2016 (Note that this report extracts information from the full case log found above, Land Use Cases Tracking Report and also can be downloaded onto your computer).

The Subdivision Activity Report (this report is sorted by school district boundaries)

New Flood Hazard Zone Maps
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared revised maps that identify new flood hazard zones. Click here to view if your property is within a flood zone.



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