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Land Use Ordinances

Land Use Ordinances

land use courtesy City of CovingtonLand use decisions impact us all. They affect our water, community character, wildlife and environment, public safety, roads, and economy.  Thurston County's land-use regulations are intended to promote sound, coordinated development and the most appropriate use of land, and to conserve and restore natural resources that make Thurston County such a special place to live.

Thurston County's land-use ordinances are rooted in Thurston County's Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that provides the overall framework and vision for growth in Thurston County; land-use ordinances are a way of making that vision a reality.

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red arrowThis information is also referenced in our Step by Step Guide for Homeowners guide box


Building Codes

  • For a list of building codes (ie, standards for constrution, plumbing, fire etc...) click here.

Contact Us

Thurston County Building Development Center, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-6045.
Phone: (360) 786-5490. TTY/TDD call 711 or 1-800-833-6388 E-mail: permit@co.thurston.wa.us.


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