Critical Areas /Prairies - Visit the Planning Dept. website.
Whether you are building your dream home or a new commercial structure, the Permit Assistance Center can guide you through the process. We work closely with staff from other departments to provide a one-stop center where permit-applicants can meet all their needs. The Permit Assistance Center is part of the Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department.
Hours and Location
The Permit Assistance Center is located at the Courthouse Complex in Building 1 on the Second Floor, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Planning staff is available to answer your questions about land use (zoning, critical areas, shorelines) during regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Staff from Environmental Health are available to respond to your questions about septic systems and wells Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., only. For more contact information, click here.