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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Shoreline Code Update - Regulatory Group

The County assembled contributors from multiple disciplines to act as a regulatory advisory group. They review drafts of technical chapters and data for the proposed shoreline code update (also called the Shoreline Master Program). They provide guidance on:

  • Developing the shoreline inventory.
  • Characterizing the ecosystem-wide processes and shoreline functions.
  • Establishing the scientific information record.
  • Developing a restoration plan.
  • Determining shoreline environment designations.