Thurston County facilities are open to the public with safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect public and employee health. Learn more here.

Proposed Updates to the Shoreline Codes

‚Äč‚ÄčThurston County government is updating its shoreline building and land-use regulations as required by the state's Department of Ecology. The comment period for this Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update is open. Learn more about the SMP below, and find ways to participate in the update process.

SMP Draft Chapters & Documents 

2020 (PDFs) - Full SMP Draft, Appendices and Maps are currently being reviewed by the Planning Commission. Changes are expected. 

2019 (PDFs)

2018 (PDFs)

SMP Educational Materials

The SMP is a regulatory document, and its chapters are very detailed. The information below may help clarify and explain it more quickly.