If you need an address for a new structure or property, or if you need to verify or correct an existing address, please follow the directions below. Please allow up to two weeks for processing. Address request not needed for newly permitted buildings and subdivisions because it's part of that process.
Fill out & Submit the form
We need the parcel number to complete address requests. Look up the parcel number, if needed.
Permit office/Building Development Center (BDC)
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, 2nd Floor
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia, Wa 98502Driving Directions
The Purpose of County Addressing
To speed emergency aid to County residents when needed, Thurston County government adopted an ordinance for the systematic organization of streets and building addresses within the County's jurisdiction.
Roads and buildings are numbered by their geographical coordinates on an addressing grid. During crisis, emergency vehicles use the address grid to quickly locate streets and buildings. The address on any building not only speeds aid to the structure, it also provides a sign to indicate direction and distance to be traveled to the designated location.
Who is Notified of Addresses
The emergency service 911, and also the US Postal Service, Puget Sound Energy, and the Thurston County Assessor’s Office. No notification is provided to Google or any other online addressing service, by Thurston County government.
Contact the Thurston County Addressing Officer by email if you have a question or need additional information, or call her at 360-786-5490.