Welcome to the Thurston County Planning Commission

​The Thurston County Planning Commission consists of nine citizen members. They must be residents of Thurston County with two members representing and residing within each of the three districts in Thurston County. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for appointing the Planning Commission for six-year terms.

​The Thurston County Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners. It conducts work that is requested and authorized by the Board of County Commissioners. This involves drafting or revising land use or land development plan regulations such as comprehensive and subarea plans, and zoning and subdivision ordinances. In this work, the Planning Commission holds public hearings and is assisted by staff of the Planning Department. The Rules of Procedures for Planning Commission can be found here.


The Planning Commission holds regular meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The regular meetings are held in Building 1, Room 152, 2000 Lakeridge Drive S.W. in Olympia. All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public. Meeting dates and locations are subject to change and special meetings may be scheduled. You can get meeting agendas and packets online.

If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call (360) 786-5473 by 10:00 a.m., at least two days prior to the meeting, and ask for our ADA Coordinator.

Citizens with hearing impairment may use the statewide relay system to reach Thurston County Offices and departments to conduct their business telephonically. Relay users can simply dial 7-1-1 (or 1-800-833-6388) to connect with Washington Relay.

More information on county facilities is available by going to the County’s ADA Accommodation Information page.