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New to Tumwater?  Welcome!

7821m108Tumwater is a small town with a rich history. Our community was founded on the pioneering spirit and based in equality—our City reflects those values today. Tumwater is a great place to work, live, shop, play, do business, and raise a family.

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Online Services

Pay your utility bill, register for Parks & Recreation classes and programs, apply for a building permit, schedule an inspection, apply for a job, find public records, and report a problem, too.

City Utility Services

Water & Sewer

City of Tumwater provides water utility services within the city limits and urban growth areas in Tumwater. To start utility service, call (360) 754-4133 or browse to Start Utility Services for more information.

Sewer/Wastewater/Reclaimed Water

LOTT Clean Water Alliance provides wastewater treatment to the City of Tumwater. Visit lottcleanwater.org for more information. Account setup and billing is through the City of Tumwater Utility Billing.

Septic System

Septic systems are maintained by property owners and regulated by Thurston County Environmental Health and Social Services.

Stormwater

Stormwater programs protect our precious water resources. Stormwater fees are included in Tumwater water utility bill. Some property owners also maintain a storm pond, independently or through a neighborhood association.

Report spills or illegal dumping in City stormwater drains by calling the 24-hour Spill Hotline (360) 754-4150. 

More Utility Services

Call Before You Dig: 8-1-1

This is a free underground utility location service, please remember to call before you dig.

Electricity & Natural Gas

Puget Sound Energy (generally)      
www.pse.com or call 1-888-225-5773

Power Outage Information

For 24/7 access to real-time power outage information, including estimates of when the power will come back on to your home or business, view the outage map, or call 1-888-225-5773. 

Garbage & Recycling

Self-haul solid waste and recycling to the Thurston County Solid Waste and Recovery Center facility seven days per week. The Hazo House has special hours of operation and takes most hazardous household substances.  Browse to Thurston County Solid Waste program website for more information.

Internet, Cable, Satellite, and Telecommunications

Several private service companies provide communication services through lease agreements for underground utility conduit from the City. 

Trash Collection

For curbside hauling, recycling, and composting. LeMay/Pacific Disposal/Waste Connections, Inc. provides curbside trash and recycling collection to Tumwater and Thurston County residents. Call (360) 923-0111 or email cust2183@wasteconnections.com.

Other Services

Business and Professional Licenses

Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website.  

Driver’s License, Vehicle Licenses, and Tab Renewal

Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website for office locations to find testing, renewal, and transfer information.

Marriage Licenses

Visit the  Thurston County Auditor’s Office website for more information.

Pet Licensing

Purchase pet licenses from Animal Services or one of several community retail locations. Call (360) 352-2510 or visit the Joint Animal Services website for more information.

Tree Removal Permits

Before you remove trees from your property, please apply for a Tree Removal Permit.

Voter Registration & Voting Info

Elections in Thurston County are managed by the Auditor’s Office. Voting information, accessible voting options and ballot drop box locations are available on the Thurston County Auditor's website.

Public Schools and Library

Tumwater School District

Tumwater serves over 6,000 students with an Early Childhood Learning Center, six elementary schools, two middle schools, two traditional high schools, and an alternative high school. The District provides career and technical education at New Market Skills Center. Visit the Tumwater School District website.

Tumwater Timberland Library 

The Timberland Regional Library system operates the region’s library system. Through this partnership, the City owns and maintains the Tumwater Library facility, adjacent to City Hall at 7023 New Market Street. Library programs, hours, and more at the Timberland Regional Library website