Zoning

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Zoning Maps  

City-wide Zoning Map pdf-icon-sm (5 MB) 35" x 44" size
Zoning Sections Index Map pdf-icon-sm (2 MB) 17" x 22" size
Zoning Sections 1-17 with Cover and Indexpdf-icon-sm (17 MB) 17" x 22" size
Zoning Sections 18-36 pdf-icon-sm (17 MB) 17" x 22" size

Zoning as a Tool

Zoning is a tool employed by the City of Tumwater to assist the community in responsible and planned growth. Zoning designations provide parameters and guidance on the types of buildings or land use that is allowed in every zone district. In general, uses include a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational land uses. Zoning can be found in Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC), TMC Title 18

Zone Districts in Tumwater

  • Airport Related Industrial 
  • Brewery District 
  • Business Park
  • Capitol Boulevard Community
  • Commercial Development
  • Community Services
  • Green Belt
  • General Commercial
  • Historic Commercial
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Light Industrial
  • Multi-Family High Density (14-29/Acre)
  • Multi-Family Medium Density (9-15/Acre) 
  • Manufactured Home Park (6-9/Acre)
  • Mixed Use
  • Neighborhood Commercial
  • Open Space
  • Residential/Sensitive Resource (2-4/Acre)
  • Single Family Low Density (4-7/Acre)
  • Single Family Medium Density (6-9/Acre)
  • Town Center

There are also six overlay zones that provide special direction for specific areas:

  • Airport
  • Mixed Use
  • General Commercial
  • Planned Unit Development
  • Aquifer Protection
  • Floodplain

Besides designating a zone district for a particular set of land uses, zoning laws also prevent the close proximity of incompatible structures, activities, or uses. Zoning must be consistent with the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan which contains the overall goals and policies for each land use designation.

More Links

Find Zoning for a Parcel

Conditional Use/Variance

Capitol Boulevard Community Zoning, Design Guidelines, etc

Outdoor Lighting Standards

Urban Agriculture

Marijuana Businesses

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