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, and phone
Xfinity by Comcast, Centurylink, and Frontier Communications offer phone, internet, and television bundles.
Electricity is provided to residents by Clark Public Utilities. Visit their 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 the utilities page of this website.
Sewer services are provided through Clark Regional Wastewater District. To connect your new home to sewer, visit their 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 their website.
The Ridgefield Post Office is located at 205 N Main Ave Ridgefield, WA 98642. For more information about hours of operation and service, visit their website or call them at (360) 887-2043.
The Reflector services a smaller area and therefore provides more local news. Visit their 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 their 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 click here.
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 and 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 see www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/moving.html.
There are three ways to register to vote in Clark County: On-line 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 see www.clark.wa.gov/elections/voter-registration.
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 see [link]. Other resources include:
Your participation in personal and community readiness will improve the success of efforts by responding agencies. Here’s how you can help: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/emergency-preparedness-and-response.
For more information, download the Clark County Emergency Preparedness Guide.