Do I Need Land Use Review?

Certain types of projects are required to first go through a Land Use Review process to ensure they comply with regulations that help protect our environmental resources; improve the character, appearance, and livability of our neighborhoods; preserve historic and cultural resources; and facilitate appropriate provisions for transportation, utilities, schools, parks, and other public needs and services consistent with Olympia's Comprehensive Plan.

Will your project include ANY of the following?

  • A change of occupancy
  • A change of use of land
  • A new commercial and nonagricultural use of land
  • Construction of any commercial or nonagricultural building
  • Construction of any multifamily project in which more than 4 units would be contained
  • Any addition to, remodel or substantial revision to any of the above


>>NO: Skip to "Do I Need Permits"     >>YES: Continue to Land Use Review Process

Need Help?

Contact the Permit Center at 360.753.8314 or