Role of the City's Hearing Examiner
The role of the Hearing Examiner is to interpret, review, and implement land use regulations according to the Tumwater Municipal Code or any other city ordinances through open record decision and appeal hearings.
The examiner conducts public hearings and decides on matters such as variances, conditional use permits, preliminary plats, administrative appeals, shoreline permits, SEPA appeals, among other land use issues. The decision made by the hearing examiner is typically the City's final decision, unless an appeal is filed with Thurston County Superior Court. For more information, go to Tumwater Municipal Code, Chapter 2.58.
Meetings are scheduled as needed in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall map
|06-10-2020||Mathis Dock - Shoreline Substantial Permit, Variance & CUP||Agenda||Minutes|
|11-06-2019||Kimmie Street - Preliminary Plat||Agenda||Minutes|
|10-29-2019||Loete - Planned Unit Development||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|09-11-2019||222 Enterprises - Conditional Use Permit||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|09-04-2019||Sunrise Hills - Preliminary Plat||Agenda||Minutes||Decision
Decision - Request for Reconsideration
|01-09-2019||Tumwater Craft District||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|11-14-2018||Gendlek - Short Plat - Planned Unit Development||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|09-12-2018||Sande Air BNB - Conditional Use Permit||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|08-08-2018||Cash & Carry - Sign Variance||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|04-25-2018||Bradbury North Preliminary Plat||Agenda||Minutes||Decision|
|03-14-2018||Tumwater Boulevard Plat & Deschutes Valley Trail Phase 1||Agenda||Minutes||Decision - Tumwater Blvd.
Decision - Deschutes Valley
Past Hearing Examiner Decisions
For your convenience, records from the past year are available on the City's website. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center.
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