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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Major Development Projects

Thurston County government issues building and development permits for the construction of new buildings, homes and subdivisions in unincorporated areas of the County - those areas outside the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater. Active projects are listed below. Find project details and documents on the project's web page. If you're looking for information on road projects or County-infrastructure improvements, visit the County's Public Works Department.