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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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A Guide for Home Builders

Understanding the Permitting Process

couple prepares to buildThis website summarizes the basic steps to getting a permit. The steps you go through will depend on the characteristics of your property and on your goals for developing the property. (Our thanks to the City of San Diego for sharing artwork, text, and navigation ideas with us.)

For specific information, the best approach is to get personal, one-on-one attention from a staff person at the Building Development Center.  Click here for contact information.

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