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) has renewed and amended the interim Emergency Housing Ordinance, which allows organizations and agencies to develop homeless camps on a temporary basis. The ordinance was adopted December 1, 2020. Temporary regulations must be approved by the BoCC every six months. See more details about the Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance (Ordinance 15948).
2020-2021 Official Development Code Docket
These items, including proposed updates to existing County codes (referenced by Title number) represent the .
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-25 - Amend the Forest Lands Conversion Ordinance and Review Tree Protection Standards (Chapter 17.25, Titles 20, 21, 22, 23)
Recently Adopted Amendments
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)