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Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Thurston County Building Codes

Washington State Energy Code

Thurston County Enforces the 2015 Washington State Energy Code. Unlike  building (construction) codes -- which are based on the International Building Code -- the Washington State Energy Code is a state-written, state-specific code. Residential and commercial construction in unincorporated Thurston County must meet the requirements of this code.

red arrowFor Microsoft Excel-based compliance worksheets (residential), visit the Washington State University Extension Energy Program.  The WSU website also offers energy code training materials and reference publications.

red arrowTo read the code, visit the State Building Code Council's website and scroll down to "Energy Code"

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