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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Accessory Dwelling Unit Focus Group

As part of the public participation process for the Comprehensive Plan Update, Thurston County convened a focus group of interested citizens to provide feedback and ideas to staff on Accessory Dwelling Units.

This group met twice over the course of this project. Members included:

  • Rural homeowners
  • Renters
  • Developers/Builders
  • Contractors
  • Realtors
  • Nonprofits
  • Planning Commission members

Meeting Materials

December 12, 2017

February 15, 2018