Thurston County GeoData Maps
County’s GeoData Web site at
www.geodata.org provides a wealth of information about land parcels,
including zoning, critical areas, watershed boundaries -- even school
districts. While the maps are not 100 percent accurate for every parcel,
they provide comprehensive information for residents interested in
learning more about their land and how it's designated.
Tips for Using the Geodata Website
The Thurston County Permit Assistance Center does not maintain the
GeoData website; however, here are some tips you can use to get started
on the site:
- Go to www.geodata.org and
select "parcel search."
- Acknowledge the disclaimer.
- Enter your street (house) number only, such as “2709” (the
street name is not required), and click “go.” (Hint: Adding your
street name can be problematic, because the Web site is sensitive to
- Scroll until you find your address, then click on the parcel
number to see details.
- Read down the page to see information about your property, or
click “zoom map to parcel” at the top of the same
page to see a map. Click the square and the circle next to the
feature you want to see on the map (and click the little tag image
to turn it on, if there is one), and click “refresh.”
(Hint about zoning map: To understand color-coding and abbreviations
on zoning maps, click “legend” at the top of the page. A written
description of the zones
can be found here.
To read the zoning code -- which describes how many structures can
be placed on the property, setbacks and other criteria --
click here and
navigate to Title 20, 21, 22, or 23.)
here for Geodata tutorials.
here for Geodata FAQs
What Should You Look For?
here to learn what you should research before applying for a building
permit (zoning, critical areas, shorelines etc..)
Thurston County Permit Assistance Center, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW,
Olympia, WA 98502-6045.
Phone: (360) 786-5490. TDD line: (360) 754-2933. E-mail: