What you can legally build on a property or use it for depends on many factors. Start by checking permit jurisdicton. If it's in unincorporated Thurston County, check its zone. If planning to build, you'll also want to check water sources, gopher soils and more (see checklist). Use the County's online resources to research for free, or hire experts.
The County can research a property for you. Fees apply. Private firms also conduct property research.
Critical Areas Report | Wetlands Report | Gopher Soils & Other Reports
Email, leave a voice mail, or visit the permit office (the Building Development Center) in person. Experienced staff may be able to answer your questions. Walk-ins welcome.