Thurston County Code & Plan Updates in Progress
Thurston County government updates its development regulations, and related plans as the community grows, and as state and federal laws change. Regular updates are mandated by Washington State Legislature's Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.020). The update process includes input from citizens, analysis by a citizen advisory group called the Planning Commission, and review and approval by Thurston County's elected officials, the Board of County Commissioners

Capital Improvements Plan - update in progress
Thurston County government's six-year plan of community investment projects for unincorporated areas of Thurston County.

Comprehensive Plan - update in progress
This is the County's 20-year plan to accommodate growth in unincorporated Thurston County. 

Development Code Docket - on-going, year-round process
A list of proposed changes to County building and zoning regulations for unincorporated Thurston County. Requests are accepted year-round.

Habitat Conservation Plan - first-time plan; being developed now
Thurston County government is applying for a federal permit in response to the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing of a gopher and three other animals in the County. The federal permit application requires a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).  Until the HCP is complete & approved, the County operates a gopher review process.

Shoreline Master Program - update in progress

Thurston County government's building and zoning regulations for fresh- and salt-water shorelines within its jurisdiction. 

Subarea Plans - updates in progress
Thurston County government's plans for growth in the communities of Grand Mound, Rochester and the Nisqually Valley. Made in cooperation with each jurisdiction.