Land Use Ordinances
Land use decisions impact us all. They affect our water, community character, wildlife and environment, public safety, roads, and economy. Thurston County's land-use regulations are intended to promote sound, coordinated development and the most appropriate use of land, and to conserve and restore natural resources that make Thurston County such a special place to live.
Thurston County's land-use ordinances are rooted in Thurston County's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that provides the overall framework and vision for growth in Thurston County; land-use ordinances are a way of making that vision a reality.
Thurston County is prioritizing permit applications submitted by August 3. After August 3, sites requiring 3 visits 30 days apart may not have sufficient time for review, but staff will make every effort to complete all visits by Oct. 30. Go to the Gopher Review process page to learn more.
Thurston County Permit Assistance Center, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW,
Olympia, WA 98502-6045.
Phone: (360) 786-5490. TDD line: (360) 754-2933. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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