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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Community Planning works with the County's elected officials and a citizen advisory group, the Planning Commission, to prepare for long-term growth, protect natural resources, reduce urban sprawl and comply with state and federal laws.  The main documents for this work are the Comprehensive Plan and the Development Code Docket. Community Planning is a division of CPED. For information about permits, please contact the permit department

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