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Development Code Docket
The Development Code Docket is a list of proposed changes to County land use and development regulations. Anyone may request a change. 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 staff to work on. An explanation of docketing, and the paperwork for requesting a change are at the bottom of the page.  
Interim (temporary) Code Regulations
These items are not on the official docket, but based on an urgent need in the Community are being proposed as a temporary regulation. 
  • Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance - Thurston's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) is considering renewing the interim Emergency Housing Ordinance, which allows organizations and agencies to develop homeless camps on a temporary basis. The ordinance was last approved June 9, 2020. Temporary regulations must be approved by the BoCC every six months. See more details about the Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance (Ordinance 15792). 
2020-2021 Official Development Code Docket
This is the official list of proposed land use and development regulations that the Board of County Commissioners have asked County staff and the Planning Commission to analyze and to prepare for presentation at public hearings.  Official Development Code Docket for 2020-2021 (PDF).

Preliminary Development Code Items
These items, including proposed updates to existing County codes (referenced by Title number) represent the .  
  • A-7 - Review of Low Impact Development Standards (All Codes)

  • A-16 - Amend Zoning Ordinances to add a Site Plan Review and Review Vesting (Titles 20, 21, 22, 23) Complete June 2, 2020

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

  • A-8 - Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Ordinance (Title 17, Title 24)

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

  • A-15 - Change the name of Chapter 20.60 (Title 20)

  • A-18 - Update the Agirucltural Activities Critical Areas Ordinance for Consistency with Voluntary Stewardship Program (Title 17, Title 24)

  • A-19 - Wireless Communication Facilities (Titles 20, 21, 22, and 23)

  • A-20 - Permitted Childcare Centers (All Zoning Codes)

  • A-21 - Rural Accessory Dwelling Units (Title 20)

  • A-22 - Boundary Line Adjustment Standards (Title 18)               

  • A-23 - Address Rural Water Availability (All Codes)

  • A-25 - Amend the Forest Lands Conversion Ordinance and Review Tree Protection Standards (Chapter 17.25, Titles 20, 21, 22, 23)

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) decide 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 regulation. 

How to Request a Change to the Development Code Docket

Development Code Amendment Application (PDF)        Fillable Version (PDF)
Fee Schedule (PDF)
Other Land Use Applications (New Page)