Development Code Docket

The Development Code Docket is a list of proposed changes to County land use and development regulations. The list of requested changes are reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners who move some items from a preliminary docket list to an Official Docket for deeper analysis and public review. Items not completed by the end of the year may be included on next year's preliminary docket. 

 Anyone may request a change. Information about how to request a development code change is at the bottom of this page. 


2022-2023 Official Development Code Docket 

Learn More About the Proposed Amendments:

2022-2023 Officially Docketed Development Code Items

  • Shoreline Master Program - Title 24 CAO and Other Revisions to Ensure Consistency with SMP Update (A-6)

  • Lacey UGA Zoning - Title 21 (JP-3)
  • Tumwater UGA Zoning - Title 22 (JP-2)
  • Transfer of Development Rights and Purchase of Development Rights Programs - Titles 20, 21, 22, 23 (A-26)

  • Natural Landmark Program - Titles 20, 21, 22, 23 (CR-1)

  • Miscellaneous Clerical Errors - All Land Use Codes (A-13) 


Recently Adopted Amendments


Interim (temporary) Code Regulations

Interim regulations are temporary regulations enacted by the Board based on an urgent need in the Community. The Board may also be considering making interim regulations permanent if they are placed on the Official Docket. 

  • Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance - Thurston's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) has renewed and amended the interim Emergency Housing Ordinance, which allows organizations and agencies to develop homeless camps on a temporary basis. The most recent interim renewal was adopted May 25, 2021 (Ordinance 16026) and effective June 9, 2020. Temporary regulations must be approved for renewal by the BoCC every six months following a public hearing. See more details about the Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance (last renewed under Ordinance 16026). 

 

How Docketing Works

Anyone may request a change to the County's land use and development regulations using the process outlined below. All requests are first put on a Preliminary Docket.  Next, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) decides which items go onto the Official Docket through the Docketing Process (PDF) (detailed memo on docket process, PDF). The BoCC then forwards the Official Docket to staff and the Planning Commission for analysis, review, and public hearings.  After the Planning Commission completes its work, items go back to the BoCC, which decides whether or not to adopt them as regulations. 


How to Request a Change to the Development Code Docket

Applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2022 in order to be considered by the BoCC in early 2023 docketing discussions.

Development Code Amendment Application (PDF) or Fillable Version (PDF)

Fee Schedule (PDF)

Other Land Use Applications (New Page)