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Building in Tumwater

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Building & Planning

We strive to provide timely and responsive service. The review process is established to provide assistance in interpreting complex policies that govern building and land development. Tumwater's Development Review Committee helps to determine feasibility of projects and outlines actions to environmental and critical area analysis and land division. If you're thinking of building in Tumwater, City staff are available to help you move through the process.

Permit Services

Commercial Building 

Residential Building

Development Review

The Community Development Department's Building Division provides regulation, oversight and guidance on all jobs related to construction (renovations and new construction) to ensure they meet policies established through the Tumwater Municipal Code. The division also conducts building and fire code plan reviews and inspections.

Building Codes

Development Guide

2010 Drainage Design & Erosion Control Manual

Applications & Forms (Comprehensive list of Building and Planning Applications and Submittal Checklists)


Traffic Counts

For questions and assistance with Platting and Planned Use Development, contact the Community Development Department at (360) 754-4180 or Find forms that outline the process in Applications & Forms.

For assistance

Contact the Community Development for assistance at (360) 754-4180 or