Emergency Housing Ordinance

The County government is considering amendments to regulations for permitting homeless camps in uncincorporated areas of Thurston County.  Homeless encampments are currently permitted temporarily, and on a case by case basis.  The new regulations would allow for flexibility in permitting requirements when there is an emergency declared by the Board.


Submit a Comment on the Emergency Ordinance or Learn More About It

Comment on the County's Emergency Housing Ordinance

Learn more about the Interim (temporary) Emergency Housing Ordinance  

Learn more about the Permanent Emergency Housing Ordinance


Read the Code or the Health Crisis Resolution

Thurston County Code on Homeless Encampments

Homelessness Public Health Crisis Resolution