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Thurston County Permitting and Land Use

Phone/Fax Numbers

Main phone: (360) 786-5490 (click here for instructions)
Permit Center technicians: (360) 754-3355 ext. 7288
Land Use and Environmental Review (land-use issues): (360) 754-3355 ext. 6299 (formerly known as "Planning")
Enviro. Health (septics, wells): (360) 754-3355 ext. 2676
Record drawing requests: (360) 754-3355 ext. 7293
Building plan review: (360) 754-3355 ext. 7289
Nonresidential plan review: (360) 786-5466
Fire code construction inspections: (360) 786-5466
Fire annual safety inspection

(360) 754-4113

Public works review (drainage, roads, easements): (360) 754-3355 ext. 7287
Staff directory: Click here for phone numbers and e-mail addresses (PDF)
Inspections: (360) 786-5489 (You can schedule an inspection 24-7 on this line. Click here for instructions. To speak to an inspector directly, call between 7 a.m.- 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday.)
Compliance & Junk Vehicles (360) 709-3083
TDD for the hearing impaired: (360) 754-2933
Office Fax: (360) 754-2939
Office E-mail: permit@co.thurston.wa.us
Webmaster: wwm-webmaster@co.thurston.wa.us
Directions: Click here for directions (We are in on the second floor of Building 1.)

Business Hours and Address

The Permit Assistance Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During these hours you may submit applications, pick up informational handouts, and ask questions of the staff at the counter. You may also arrange to see staff by appointment.

If you have questions about land use (critical areas, shorelines), septic systems, or wells, please be sure to come on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., when staff from Land Use and Enivronmental Review and from the Environmental Health Department are available to answer questions.

The Permit Assistance Center is closed weekends and on all major holidays.

Our physical and mailing address is:

Thurston County Permit Assistance Center
Thurston County Courthouse
Building 1, Second Floor 
2000 Lakeridge Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA  98502

Click here for directions.

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