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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Shorelines

​If you own waterfront property in unincorporated Thurston County, current shoreline codes are in the 1990 Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which spells out allowable land uses and zoning. The current SMP code was adopted in 1990. An update to the code is now underway, and the public comment period is open. There is currently no deadline for submitting comments. You may submit a comment by clicking here.

Current Project Status: The Thurston County Planning Commission is currently reviewing draft chapters and other materials for the SMP update. A virtual open house is planned for launch in September 2020. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the SMP update later in the fall.