All of Thurston County government's regulations, including what is permitted in land-use and development are in the Codes.
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More About Codes
Thurston County regulations begin as ordinances. An ordinance is the official legislative act taken by the County's elected officials (the Board of County Commissioners) when they adopt a new regulation or amend an existing one. After an ordinance is adopted, it is written into code and becomes an official regulation.
How Land-use & Development Codes are Created or Changed
Each year, the County's elected officials work with citizens on a list of proposed additions or changes to land-use and development codes. This list is called the Development Code Docket, and it's part of the County's Community Planning process.