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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Nov. 28, 2023

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Letter: Keep property information accurate


I recently had a new roof put on my shack. I insisted it be permitted (not necessary) so that it would be documented on the Clark County GIS/PIC web page. The permit didn’t appear so it took some back and forth emails between the county and the city (city permit) to get it inputted.

When the city put the roof on, the PIC the furnace install I had done back in 2007 was deleted. I requested that it be reinstated and I was informed the city of Vancouver’s Permitting IT department has decided nothing over six years will be displayed there.

Hold on a second! PIC stands for “Property Information Center.” There is historical documentation there. It serves as reference material for insurance companies, potential buyers, any number of interested parties.

How can an IT department make city policy? Said policy does not meet the objective of the PIC web page. I’ve dropped a note to the city council. I would suggest any other homeowners out there lodge a complaint with them or the building department. Any permitted work you had done prior to six years ago can go POOF!, just like that. Gone. No trace.

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