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Thurston County GeoData Maps

Geodata logoThurston County’s GeoData Web site at www.geodata.org provides a wealth of information about land parcels, including zoning, critical areas, watershed boundaries -- even school districts. While the maps are not 100 percent accurate for every parcel, they provide comprehensive information for residents  interested in learning more about their land and how it's designated.

Tips for Using the Geodata Website

The Thurston County Building Development Center does not maintain the GeoData website; however, here are some tips you can use to get started on the site:

  • Go to www.geodata.org and select "parcel search."
  • Acknowledge the disclaimer.
  • Enter your street (house) number only, such as “2709” (the street name is not required), and click “go.” (Hint: Adding your street name can be problematic, because the Web site is sensitive to punctuation.)
  • Scroll until you find your address, then click on the parcel number to see details.
  • Read down the page to see information about your property, or click “zoom map to parcel” at the top of the same
    page to see a map. Click the square and the circle next to the feature you want to see on the map (and click the little tag image to turn it on, if there is one), and click “refresh.”

    (Hint about zoning map: To understand color-coding and abbreviations on zoning maps, click “legend” at the top of the page. A written description of the zones can be found here.  To read the zoning code -- which describes how many structures can be placed on the property, setbacks and other criteria -- click here and navigate to Title 20, 21, 22, or 23.)

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red arrowClick here to learn what you should research before applying for a building permit (zoning, critical areas, shorelines etc..)


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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