Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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Comprehensive Plan Update - Iterative Drafts

The County's Comprehensive Plan is being updated to comply with new state laws, and to accommodate population growth through the year 2040. The process for this update is a cycle of drafting the chapters, receiving input from the community, and updating the chapters.

The table below displays the history of draft versions for the Comprehensive Plan chapters. The most current drafts are located on the Comprehensive Plan Update page.


First Public Draft
Planning Commission
Hearing Draft
Planning Commission
Recommendation Draft
Board of County Commissioners
Hearing Draft

This column of documents are the first public versions released.

This column of documents are the PC Public Hearing versions (TBD).

​This column of documents are the PC Recommendation versions, (TBD).

These are the recommendations forwarded to the BoCC, and then become the basis for the BoCC Working Draft.

This column of documents arethe BoCC Hearing versions (TBD).
​Cover, Title Page,
and Table of Contents

Chapter 2
Land Use



Chapter 3
Natural Resource Lands
(includes mineral lands)
Chapter 9
Natural Environment
Chapter 11
Chapter 14