LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES.
The Town's rates, policies and procedures are established by the Town Council and set forth in the Cathlamet Municipal Code. For assistance or general inquiries about licenses and permits, please contact Town Hall staff during regular business hours.
The Town contracts with Wahkiakum County (360-795-3067) to provide inspections and plan evaluation for building permits. Refer to the Wahkiakum County's Building & Planning Department's website to see if your project requires a permit. Applicants with projects in-town limits must complete a Town Master Planning Application and submit the required fees to the Town of Cathlamet.
A written burning permit is required for all outdoor burning, except for recreational fires, ceremonial fires, agricultural burning (governed by Chapter 173-430 WAC), silvicultural burning (governed by Chapter 173-430 WAC), and fires set for training to fight structural fires as authorized by Chapter 28, Washington Laws of 1994. CMC 8.30
There is hereby levied and shall be collected from every person an annual license fee for the act and privilege of engaging in business within the town of Cathlamet. Such fee shall be measured by the gross proceeds of sales, or the gross income of the business, as the case may be, as specified in CMC 3.75.020.
No boat shall be moored overnight at the town dock without a permit, CMC 12.25.
HYDRANT USE PERMIT.
Any mobile unit or apparatus, which uses the water from any premises within the town’s water system, shall first obtain a permit. CMC 13.15.090
LAND USE PERMITS.
SEPA/JARPA/CRITICAL AREAS - CMC Title 14
ZONING - CMC Title 18
Conditional property uses, because of public convenience and necessity and their effect upon the neighborhood, shall be permitted only upon the approval of the planning commission, after due notice and public hearing, and a finding that they will not be detrimental to the general comprehensive plan or to adjacent and surrounding property. CMC 18.55
Each dog within Town limits must be licensed annually. The cost is $3.00 a year. CMC 6.05
Persons or organizations that wish to conduct a special event that affects the customary and ordinary use of public streets, rights-of-way, sidewalks and publicly owned property, i.e., parks, must first obtain a right-of-way permit. CMC 12.20
STREETS & ALLEYS VACATE.
The owners of an interest in any real estate abutting upon any street or alley who may desire to vacate the street or alley, or any part thereof, may petition the town council to make vacation, giving a description of the property to be vacated, or the town council may itself initiate by resolution such vacation procedure. CMC 12.24