COVID-19 Response

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 31, 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 311 to report non-compliant individuals. 


Washougal Parks Open, Closed or Open with Limited Access

Please click the link above for information on Washougal parks impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

(May 7, 2020) 

In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee’s easing of outdoor recreations restrictions announced April 27, the City of Washougal has begun implementing a phased approach to open some city parks and facilities. The first step has been to open Lower Hathaway Park (799 25th Street) allowing citizens to recreate by the Washougal River. Sandy Swimming Hole Park, Steamboat Landing Dock, playgrounds, restrooms, sports courts/fields, and picnic shelters will remain closed until Phase Three of Governor Inslee’s plan. If we are to stop this virus it is critical to continue to comply with social distancing.

During this time people may continue to exercise and spend time outdoors. When outdoors, everyone should practice social distancing and remain six feet or more away from anyone from not living within their household.

Parks maintenance crews will be working split shifts to meet public health recommendations for protecting citizens and employees. This means the City’s parks will be mowed less frequently and other routine tasks will be deferred. City Hall hopes to open in Phase Three. In the meantime, staff is working to implement social distancing regulations to help keep citizens and employees safe.

When outdoors, remember these tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay close to home, except for essential trips.
  • Recreate with immediate household members only. Recreating with those outside of your household creates new avenues for virus transmission.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of physical distance from anyone who is not part of your
  • Wear a face covering or a mask when you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical
    distance - but know that a mask is not a free pass to socialize with people
    who are not household contacts.

Individuals should not call 911 to report others in noncompliance and should avoid confrontations over enforcement. To report non-compliance, please call the City’s non-emergency number at (360) 835-7559.

The City will continue to monitor newly released information to determine additional modifications as needed.

We would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding.


Revised 5/5/2020

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


Building Inspections (effective March 26th through May 31, 2020 or as extended by Governor’s Order)

  • Meeting Governor Inslee’s Phase I Plan and Memorandum, ONLY inspections that are related to essential facilities 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  

Building Applications, Permits and Plan Submittals (effective March 26th through May 31, 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 and meeting Governor Inslee’s Phase I Plan and Memorandum. Please contact appropriate CD staff for questions regarding these state wide requirements.
  • For general Building questions or appointments please contact: or by calling 360.835.8501 x611.

Cemetery Fees 

Dog Licenses

Dog Impound Fees


Planning Reviews

  • By appointment only; contact 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


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 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.

2247 MAIN STREET                                                                                                

Cemetery Services

360.835.2662 X234


  • For general questions or to schedule an appointment, contact or call 360.835.8501 x230 – or – or call 360.835.8501 x234.

Right-of-Way Permits

Water/Sewer Service Applications

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.)

Small Businesses

For important information about new resources available to small businesses, please visit our Resources for Small businesses Impacted by COVID-19 page.

NEW Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG)

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) is a new program offered by Governor Jay Inslee and administered by Department of Commerce to assist small businesses—with up to 10 FTEs—impacted by COVID-19 to survive and retain jobs. The grant application is available through Commerce and must be submitted to CREDC, the State’s designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) for Clark County. Funds will be made available to awardees on a reimbursable basis in a one-time grant of up to $10,000. That means that small businesses must be able to pay upfront for costs for which they plan to apply reimbursable grant money, if awarded. 

CREDC will be accepting the first round of applications via email between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on April 8, 2020. Applications will be prioritized based on the severity of the impact the business is facing due to COVID-19, including from being forced to close by the government-mandated closures, social distancing measures or illness. There is a limited amount of granting capacity—estimated at $5 million—that will be awarded statewide among selected grantees. 

Details and application materials can be found at

Federal & State 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

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Graphic
State of Washington COVID Response Graphic

Clark County COVID-19 Hotline


Report business violations

Submit with State of WA

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