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 and Microsoft Word file formats; image files are also available as DWG files.

Adobe PDF Adobe PDF

Microsoft Word Word Document

Tumwater Development Guide Chapter 3 - 4 (Jan 2018) 
Tumwater Development Guide, Chapter 5 (with no high groundwater amendments 08-2008)  
Tumwater Development Guide, Chapters 6-7, End (08-2008) 


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. Note: You must have a drawing application that can handle DWG files in order to access these files.


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