In Ridgefield, you’ll find a growing, vibrant community of over 7,000 citizens.
Our city is comprised of newcomers excited about making this nature-filled place their new home, and long-time residents who continue to revel in Ridgefield’s picturesque surroundings, family-friendly neighborhoods and parks, and a strong sense of community. Add to it Main Street America charm and major employers, and you’ll find that Ridgefield offers a piece of paradise for those who want to get away from the Big City . . . but not too far away.
With Ridgefield’s commitment to quality in everything it undertakes – public parks, schools, business development, and more – it makes a great place to call home for your or your business. Visitors will find it welcoming here too!
Business & Development
Businesses of many kinds appreciate our business-friendly and streamlined approach to permitting and services. And, with it, ample supply of open land and major infrastructure in place, Ridgefield is ready to proceed with quality development.
Significant projects on the horizon in Ridgefield’s future include the construction of a Clark College satellite campus, a Vancouver Clinic facility, an outdoor recreation complex, a larger community library and the commercial development of the Port of Ridgefield’s 40-acre waterfront site – a natural extension of the downtown area.
- Zoning Requirements
- New Business Checklist
- Green Building Standards
- Design Standards
- Building Division
- Building Inspections
- Business License
- City Municipal Code
- Mobile Food Vending
- Signage Permit
The Sign Code, Chapter 18.710 of the Municipal Code, allows temporary and permanent signs to be displayed in the City. The purpose of the Sign Code is to ensure that signs are constructed, erected, and maintained in a safe manner that does not create visual distractions for motorists. It also helps our community maintain a neat, clean, orderly, and attractive appearance. Most signs, temporary or permanent, need a Sign Permit from the City.
Door-to-door solicitation is legal in Ridgefield with a Peddler’s, Canvassers and Solicitors License. This license is required under Ordinance No. 505, Ridgefield Municipal Code, Chapter 5.08. Applicants must allow 48 hours after application is received for the purpose of investigating the applicant.
Ridgefield businesses can access a wide variety of local, regional, and state business assistance resources such as: