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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Welcome to the Thurston County Planning Commission

​This nine-member volunteer citizen group advises Thurston County government on land use, development and zoning regulations. Meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., and are open to the public. Planning Commissioners serve six-year terms, and are appointed by Thurston's Board of  County Commissioners.

Roster & Staff (PDF)  |   Meeting Schedule & Packets   |   Rules of Procedure (PDF)  |   Requirements for Board Appointment (PDF)   |   ADA Accommodation 

Meeting Time & Location
6:30 p.m. on the first & third Wednesday of every month at Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1, Room 152 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, Washington. While Thurston County government observes the governor's Stay at Home order, the Planning Commission will not meet in person. Check the online community meetings webpage for details about upcoming meetings.

Special Accomodations
For meeting accommodations, please notify County ADA Coordinator by 10 a.m. at least two days before the meeting, by calling 360-786-5473.  For hearing impairment, please use Washington Relay to do business by phone with Thurston County offices and departments. Relay users dial  7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.