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.
Click here for office and department contact information
Click here for information on COVID-19
Washington's Growth Management Act requires the County to regularly update its Compehensive Plan to stay current with population forecasts. The last major update was in 2019. The County is now updating four parts of the plan not finished then: mineral lands, forestry, parks, and health.
See public comments about the four update items.
2020 Comp Plan Update - DNS issued 9-23-2020
Table of Contents
Title Page (clean)
Title Page (redline)
Table of Contents (clean)
Table of Contents (redline)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (clean)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (redline)
Chapter 2 - Land Use (clean)
Chapter 2 - Land Use (redline)
Map L-1 Future Land Use (Draft)
Natural Resource Lands
Ch. 3 - Natural Resources (clean)
Ch. 3 - Natural Resources (redline)
Map N-1 Designated Long-Term Agriculture and Forestry (Draft)
Map N-2 Designated Mineral Lands (Draft)
Proposed Mineral Lands Code Amendments (Draft)
Summary of options related to mineral lands
Chapter 6 - Capital Facilities (clean)
Chapter 6 - Capital Facilities (redline)
Environment, Recreation and Open Space
Chapter 9 - Environment, Recreation & Open Space (Clean)
Chapter 9 - Environment, Recreation & Open Space (Redline)
Health and Human Services
Chapter 11 - Health (clean)
Chapter 11 - Health (redline)
Appendix C and D (clean)
Appendix C and D (redline)