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Welcome to the Building Development Center

Monday-Friday  |  8- 4  |  Closed all Federal holidays
Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1, 2nd Floor
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW (map & directions)  |  360-786-5490

Friendly staff help with building, plumbing and mechanical permits; planning, zoning  and land-use regulations; septic systems, wells and water testing.  Find forms, fee information and codes in the links on the left side of this page.  Use QUICK TOOLS to research properties, check a permit status, schedule an inspection and more. Full list of services.

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Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
Development Services Division News

E-inspectionsSmart Phone

 Ready, Camera, Approval

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; and it may be enough to sign-off your inspection without a site visit.  Currently Thurston County will accept photos and videos for inspection review of minor projects or inspection corrections.

More info at: https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/permitting/landuse/inspect/inspect-home.html

Send your email with the information for review to Building@co.thurston.wa.us. Once viewed the inspector may request additional information or arrange a site visit.

Staff contact: Chris Edmark at (360) 786-5466 or chris.edmark@co.thurston.wa.us

CPED exploring online Customer User Interface

The Board of County Commissioners approved CPED moving forward on exploring new online tools for applicants to:

  • Submit and pay for building permits online
  • Obtain permit status
  • Obtain the permit electronically
  • Request building inspections (on-site, e-inspection, or other)
  • View inspection schedule and status

CPED is interested in receiving your input. To let us know your thoughts on this topic and how we can serve you better, please contact:
Sandy Norton at (360) 867-2106 or sandy.norton@co.thurston.wa.us