If you are ready to make the move to Vancouver, WA or the greater Clark County, WA area, there are a lot of things to take care of before you arrive. From garbage service, schools for your children and even internet service. Here is a list of contact information for all of that and more.
Clark County is home to several school districts, all encompassed by Educational Service District 112: Vancouver, Evergreen, Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal, La Center, Woodland, Green Mountain, Hockinson, and Ridgefield. Visit ESD 112 at web3.esd112.org. Here you will find contact information for all individual districts.
For starters, visit the Clark County Public Utilities District website (clarkpublicutilities.com). There is a wealth of information beyond getting your electrical services ready to go, including where to find charging stations for your electric vehicle. In unincorporated areas of Clark County, the Clark PUD will also provide water service.
For larger cities within Clark County, visit the following public works websites:
La Center: www.ci.lacenter.wa.us/city_departments/public_works.php
Other services are just a few clicks away. For garbage service, visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/residential-garbage-collection-service or contact Waste Connections at wasteconnections.com. Contact Northwest Natural Gas at nwnatural.com for gas needs. For questions about mail pickups, go to usps.com for U.S. Post Office locations or information.
If you’re arriving from somewhere other than Clark County, you may need to update your driving license. Visit www.clark.wa.gov/auditor/licensing-locations to finest the nearest licensing branch. This website can also address registrations, emissions testing, permits and even auto sales information.
Television, internet, phone service
While mobile phones seem to be everywhere, there are still options for landlines. And, depending where you’re moving from, internet or cable options may be different. The following is a list of providers for these services:
CenturyLink (centurylink.com), Comcast (xfinity.com), DirectTV (directv.com), Dish Network (dishnetwork.com), Frontier Communications (frontier.com), Silverstar Satellite (satellite-deal.com), AT&T (att.com) and Verizon (verizon.com).
Hopefully this is enough information to get you started in your new home. Still looking to buy a home in Clark County? Contact Rowena Lusby, a real estate expert with over 30 years of sales, marketing, and negotiating experience.