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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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FAQs about Permitting and Land Usefaq

red arrowThe Building Development Center issues permits for property in unincorporated Thurston County only. If your project is within the boundary of Bucoda, Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater or Yelm, please contact the city directly.

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Code Enforcement & Junk Vehicles

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