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.
The Thurston County Planning Department does not maintain the GeoData
website; however, here are some tips you can use to get started on the
- Go to www.geodata.org and
select "parcel search."
- Acknowledge the disclaimer.
- Enter your 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 punctuation.)
- 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 “refresh.” (Hint: To
understand color-coding on zoning maps, click “legend” at the top of
For technical assistance, see the
GeoData Frequently Asked