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Development Guide

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Tumwater Development Guide

The Tumwater Development Guide, or simply the Development Guide, includes a variety of street, sidewalk, and public utility regulations. It provides clarity and consistency regarding the City’s laws, policies, and standards affecting both private and public development activities. These guidelines are applied to all developments within City limits and water and sewer utility extensions in Tumwater’s urban growth area. The Development Guide is adopted by the Tumwater City Council.

The development guide is available in PDF file format; image files are also available as DWG files.

Development Guide


DWG files are available for use by architects, engineers and non-CAD designers, for use in drawings and plans that are to be submitted to the City of Tumwater. 


Contact Tumwater Public Works for assistance at (360) 754-4140.