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. 

2023 Updated Information for Docketing

The Board of County Commissioners is considering mid-cycle amendments to the Official Dockets. There are currently 14 new proposals being considered. You can learn more about all officially docketed items and new proposals in the dockets and worksheets linked below. 

Written comments on mid-cycle amendments are being accepted until February 14, 2023. Specify which proposals you are commenting on when you submit your comment.

  • Submit a written comment online. Please only use the form once to address all docket items you wish to comment on.

  • By Mail, send to:
      Dana Bowers, Associate Planner
      Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development
      3000 Pacific Ave SE
      Olympia, WA 98501

2022 Docketing Information

2022-2023 Official Development Code Docket 

Learn More About the Officially Docketed Amendments:

2022-2023 Officially Docketed Development Code Items (Only unfinished items listed below)

  • Olympia UGA Zoning - Title 23 (JP-4)
  • 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)

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) 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, 2023 in order to be considered by the BoCC in early 2024 docketing discussions.

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

Fee Schedule (PDF)

Other Land Use Applications (New Page)