Just Moved to Ridgefield?
Use these resources to help you settle in quickly and easily. If you have any questions feel free to call City Hall at 360-887-3557. And on behalf of the City of Ridgefield, welcome!!
Television, Internet & Phone
Xfinity by Comcast, Centurylink, and Frontier Communications offer phone, internet, and television bundles.
Electricity is provided to residents by Clark Public Utilities. Visit the Clark Public Utilities website to get started on their services and for their contact information.
Water is provided through the City of Ridgefield. To start your water services and create a utility account, call City Hall at 360-887-3557 or visit our Water Service page.
Sewer services are provided through Clark Regional Wastewater District. To connect your new home to sewer, visit the Clark Regional Wastewater District website and follow the instructions given.
Bring sustainability to your new home with natural gas services from NW Natural. To learn more about the benefits and how you can get started, visit the NW Natural website.
The Ridgefield Post Office is located at:
205 N Main Avenue
Ridgefield, WA 98642
For more information about hours of operation and service, visit the Ridgefield Post Office location page or call them at 360-887-2043.
The Reflector services a smaller area and therefore provides more local news. Visit The Reflector website to start a subscription. Another newspaper, The Columbian, covers all of Clark County and provides state, as well as national news. To start a subscription, visit The Columbian website.
Ridgefield has two elementary schools: South Ridge Elementary School and Union Ridge Elementary School which serves grades Kindergarten to Grade Six. View Ridge Middle School serves grades seven and eight. Finally, Ridgefield High School teaches grades nine through twelve. For more information about Ridgefield's schools as well as higher education options in the area, visit our Education and Schools page.
Moving to a new town can be difficult, however, the City of Ridgefield and other organizations in the area offer many community events throughout the year that can get you and your family or friends more acquainted with the town and help you meet new people. Visit our Community Events calendar for upcoming events.
Driver's & Vehicle Licensing
By law, you have 30 days to get your Washington (WA) driver license after you've moved here. If you're registering vehicles, you need to have your driver license first. Washington Department of Licensing provides different offices for driver licensing and vehicle licensing. You won't be able to get your license and register your vehicle at the same place. For more information, visit the Department of Licensing Driver's License page.
There are three ways to register to vote in Clark County: Online if you have a Washington State ID or Driver's License; in person at the Clark County elections Office at 1408 Franklin Street in Vancouver, WA; or by Mail with a Voter Registration Form that is available at library branches, public schools and driver licensing offices. For more information, visit Clark County's Voter Registration page.
Finding a Job
Given Ridgefield and Clark County's geographic location, access to major transportation services and growing population, stable economic growth is expected to continue, providing residents with a wealth of job opportunities. For information about employment with the City of Ridgefield, visit our Job Opportunities page. Other resources include:
There are many services, recreational programs, and resources for families in Ridgefield and the surrounding area. View and print the Family Resource Guide (PDF).
Ridgefield does not have a Senior Center, however, services typical of a Senior Center are often available through various community organizations. In an effort to provide information regarding the various services offered to our community's seniors, we have compiled a list of senior resources. View and print the Senior Resource Guide (PDF).
Your participation in personal and community readiness will improve the success of efforts by responding agencies. To learn how you can help, visit Clark County's Public Health Emergency Response page.