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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If you submit an application to Thurston County government, County Codes may require staff to conduct on-property inspections. Some inspections are done to check regulated land, soil or water conditions. Other inspections are done to verify that a construction site or structure meets code.  If you expect a visit from County staff today, check Today's Inspection Schedule for times.

Building Inspections   (Inspections by: Development Services Department) 
Plan Review   |   Building Inspections   |   What Building Inspectors Look for  |  Today's Inspection Schedule   |   Schedule or Cancel Building Inspection  |   Inspection Fees   |   Plan Reviews  |    Video & Remote Inspection   

Gopher Inspections & Other Protected Lands & Habitats   (Inspections by: Development Services Department) 
Gophers & Protected Species   |   Prairie Plants   |   Oak     |   Shorelines   |    Wetlands   |    Aquifer Recharge Areas   |   What Critical Area Inspectors Look for   |   Today's Inspection Schedule   |   Schedule Critical Area Inspection   |   Inspection Fees   

Floods & Hazard Area Inspections  (Inspections by: Development Services Department) 
Flood Zones   |   Land-Slide Hazards

Driveways, Road &  Site Drainage Inspections  (Inspections by: Public Works' Development Review Department) 
Driveways   |    Road Access   |    Stormwater Drainage & Engineered Drainage Plans

Septic, Well & Water Inspections   (Inspections by: Environmental Health Department) 
Septic   |   Water Sources   |   Wells   |   Water Testing   |   What Septic Inspectors Look for   |   Today's Inspection Schedule   |   Inspection Fees   |   Schedule or Cancel Septic Inspection  

The County's Elected Officials Adopt All Codes & Authorize Staff Inspection Requirements

All County Codes, inspection requirements and procedures are reviewed or adopted by the County's elected officials, the Board of County Commissioners before being implemented.