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Adopt-a-Road Program

Are you looking for a way to help make Lacey even more beautiful and perform a great community service? The Adopt-a-Roadway or Trail programs may be just what you’re looking for. The Adopt-a-Roadway program provides community members the opportunity to contribute to an enhanced roadside appearance and environment. Any individual,…

Adopt-a-Trail Program

Are you looking for a way to help make Lacey even more beautiful and perform a great community service? The Adopt-a-Trail program may be just what you’re looking for. The Adopt-a-Trail program provides community members the opportunity to contribute to an enhanced park appearance and environment. Any individual, family, organization,…

Advisory Boards

Advisory boards play an essential role in our City’s government and in helping shape the future of Lacey and the greater community.  Importantly, advisory boards serve as one of the public’s first chance to help shape new policies and programs at the City. The City Council appoints community representatives to a…

Affordable Housing

According to the Washington State Department of Commerce, a lack of affordable housing is the primary driver of homelessness. To address this challenge, the City of Lacey developed the Housing Element of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan which includes the City of Lacey Affordable Housing Strategy. This document provides a planning context for housing policies,…

Annexations

OverviewAnnexation MethodsGrowth Management Act Overview Annexation occurs when the City adds areas within its Urban Growth Area (UGA) into city limits. While individual property owners may initiate some annexations, whether to annex territory ultimately requires Lacey City Council approval. The statute governing annexation by the City is RCW 35A.14. Lacey…

Annual Reports

The Lacey Police Department switched from publishing an annual report to a biennial report in 2020. Current reports are published every two years. All reports showcase crime statistics, accomplishments, and general information for the year in which it was published. Below are all the reports from 2008 to current. Click…

Backflow Prevention Program

Did you know common hazards exist around homes and businesses that can contaminate your drinking water as well as your neighbor's? The City of Lacey is committed to protecting the public water system. Learn about the actions the City is taking and how you can help to make sure our…

Bicycle Registration

Licensing bicycles helps assist the Lacey Police in verifying ownership of the bicycle should it be lost or stolen.  The Lacey Police Department offers a free, voluntary licensing program for residents.  See Lacey Municipal Code 10.10 for all bicycle traffic and safety laws in Lacey.   Register A Bicycle Submit…

Budget

The City of Lacey’s budget is developed annually. The budget is a major planning and policy document that describes the funding sources for planned services and infrastructure improvements and expenditures for the year. The City provides a wide range of services, including police protection, constructing and maintaining roads, recreation programs,…

Building Codes

The City adopted the following building codes: International Building Code, International Residential Code, Uniform Building Code, International Fire Code, and the International Mechanical Code. The Building Division is responsible for administering and enforcing code standards. Learn more about each code below: International Building Code, 2021 Edition, (Washington Administrative Code 51-50…

Business Licensing

To operate a business in Lacey, you must obtain a City of Lacey business license. You must complete your application through the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service's online portal. This is completed through your MyDOR account by adding a City of Lacey endorsement to your existing state registration. Renew…

Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District Board

The Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District (PFD), a municipal corporation, is a special taxing district created by Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County in 2003.  It finances payments on bonds issued by Lacey and Olympia for construction of two regional event centers, Lacey’s Regional Athletic Complex and Olympia’s Hands…

Capital Facilities Plan Update

Lacey is assessing current and future general government facility needs and developing a master plan for budgeting and long-range planning purposes that will culminate in a wholesale update to the City's Capital Facilities Plan. The primary focus of the planning includes (but is not limited to): City Hall, Maintenance Center,…

Capital Metro Independent Investigative Team

The Capital Metro Independent Investigative Team (CMIIT) is the independent team that objectively investigates the use of deadly force by the Lacey Police Department (LPD). The CMIIT was developed to comply with Initiative 940. CMIIT ensures that LPD does not investigate its own officers’ uses of deadly force. LPD has…

Citizen Report Form

If you have been the victim of a vehicle prowl/theft/vandalism or lost property within Lacey city limits and there is NO suspect information, please fill out a Citizen Report Form and bring it to the Lacey Police Department. A case number will be assigned. Citizen Report Form Although this is…

City Contracts

Intergovernmental Agreements Intergovernmental agreements are authorized through the Interlocal Cooperation Act (Ch. 39.34 RCW) of Washington state. The act provides for public agencies to contract with one or more other public agencies to perform governmental activities or services which each agency is authorized by law to perform individually. This means a city may contract…

Civil Service Commission

The three-member Civil Service Commission adopts rules for the regulation of personnel matters and competitive examinations for classified employees of the Lacey Police Department. It also hears appeals arising from the administration of the Civil Service rules and regulations. Civil Service Commissioners serve 6-year terms with a 2-term limit. The…

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division performs general City code enforcement to preserve community standards and protect community health, welfare and quality of life. City codes and standards applying to housing, structures, property maintenance and zoning, and land use are enforced in a responsible, courteous, and impartial manner. Code enforcement action is typically…

Commission on Equity

Lacey Commission on Equity On January 21, 2021, the Lacey City Council enacted Ordinance 1581, establishing the Commission on Equity. The Commission on Equity is tasked with: Identifying and advancing opportunities that create a more welcoming community Continuing critical conversations on race and equity Seeking greater participation from underrepresented community members,…

Community Academy

The Lacey Police Department (LPD) and our community work together to ensure we have a safe place to live, work, and play. This partnership is critical in maintaining Lacey’s high quality of life and allowing the LPD to proactively respond to emerging issues facing the community. As a way to…

Community and Economic Development Reports

Construction ReportsAnnual ReportsOther Reports Construction Reports 2024 Monthly Building Reports 2023 Monthly Building Reports 2022 Monthly Building Reports Previous Years Monthly Building Permit Reports Annual Reports Community & Economic Development 2021 Annual Report 2021 Land Use Activity 2021 Construction Activity Other Reports Development Update - October, 2022 Development Update -…

Community Development Block Grant Program

The City is a member of the Thurston County - Urban County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Other members include the city of Tumwater and Thurston County. The program provides funding to support affordable housing and community development needs throughout…

Community Resource Unit (CRU)

Lacey Police Department’s Community Resources Unit (CRU) provides outreach services to Lacey’s most vulnerable community members. Currently, the CRU has two police officers who respond to people who are homeless and in need of behavioral health and/or social services. The program’s goal is to help unsheltered individuals enter, engage, and complete the…

Community Workgroup on Homelessness

In July 2020, following an open application process, the City Council appointed a diverse group of Lacey community members to serve on the Community Workgroup on Homelessness. The workgroup’s community-driven process explores the experience of people facing homelessness in the community. This exploration includes an examination of current approaches, discussions…

Compassionate Community Project

OverviewProjects Overview The Compassionate Lacey Campaign is a collaborative partnership with the City of Lacey, North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS), a proud follower of the principles of the International Charter for Compassion, and the Lacey South Sound Chamber. Collectively, we are working to expand compassion in our community and engage…

Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive PlanPlan AmendmentsLong Range PlanningUrban Growth Area Comprehensive Plan The Lacey Comprehensive Plan is the long-term vision and plan for managing the built and natural environment in the City of Lacey. The intent of the plan is to present a clear vision for Lacey's future over a twenty year period.…

Concealed Pistol License

The Lacey Police Department (LPD) can issue a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) to Lacey residents who meet the requirements through the Washington State Department of Licensing. New applications are processed by appointment only. Renewal/Replacements are accepted Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm and Friday 9am - 3pm.

Connect

Thank you for your interest in connecting with your community! Over the past few years, we've worked hard to improve community access to City programs, information, and policies. What does that mean for you? You have several options to interact and stay connected with your city! Lacey TV 77 The…

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Contracts & Interlocal Agreements

Intergovernmental Agreements Intergovernmental agreements are authorized through the Interlocal Cooperation Act (Ch. 39.34 RCW) of Washington state. The act provides for public agencies to contract with one or more other public agencies to perform governmental activities or services which each agency is authorized by law to perform individually. This means a city may contract…

Conversations with the Council

Conversations with the Council is a live talk show featuring members of the City Council, city staff, and special guests discussing a variety of topics affecting the Lacey community. The public is invited to attend the live program via Zoom and ask their own questions of the panel. Latest Episode…

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Department of Health Information For the latest Thurston County COVID-19 information, recommendations, and answers to specific questions, visit the Public Health and Social Services website.  Get Washington State COVID-19 information, recommendations, and answers to specific questions, by visiting the Washington State Department of Health website. COVID-19 Vaccines: To find…

Crime Prevention

The Lacey Police Department prides itself in quality service and working closely with the community to reduce crime. It is important that community stakeholders also work to ensure safety and security of their residences, businesses, vehicles, property, and each other. The guide below provides helpful information on preventing crime in…

Criminal Background Check

The Lacey Police Department can provide limited criminal background checks for individual citizens. Lacey's background check is based on records obtained only from criminal convictions in Lacey, and is only available to individuals requesting their personal record. There is no fee for this service.Note: The Lacey Police Department cannot provide…

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The City of Lacey is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in Thurston County. The City firmly believes that it is a stronger community because of the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of its community members. Through policies, practices, services and programming, the City strives to be a…

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Elections

The Thurston County Auditor manages elections for the City of Lacey. Check out the Thurston County Auditor's Election page to learn more about: voter registrationcandidatescivic educationelection datesvoting informationelection archivesdata and research Thurston County Auditor - Elections Page

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Emergency Management & Preparedness

Lacey works closely with other agencies in our community to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters, natural or man-made. Learn more about how to prepare your residence or business for emergencies and disasters at Thurston County Emergency Management. For more information on emergency preparedness visit the Red Cross website or…

Employment

Current OpeningsCity ValuesAnti-Discrimination Current Openings Current Openings Come work for the City of Lacey! The City is proud to be a premier employer in Thurston County. With over 300 full-time employees, the City provides a wide variety of jobs. If you require accommodations or wish to report a concern, please…

Employment Verification

Please fax verification of employment forms to: (360) 412-3185 or email them to humanresources@ci.lacey.wa.us

Energy Efficiency Rebate Matching Program

access_time2024 UpdateThe PSE/Lacey Matching Rebate program will end on May 15th for the 2024 cycle. All work needs to be completed by May 15th, 2024 in order to qualify for the matching rebate from Lacey. Please note this only pertains to the matching rebate and not your rebate from PSE.…

Protected: FAQs: Voluntary Social Security 218 Coverage for Retirement System Group Employee Referendum

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File a claim for damages

If you have been injured or your property has been damaged and you believe the City of Lacey may have a responsibility to you, you must fill out a Claim for Damages form for the City to determine its level of responsibility, if any*. Claim for Damages Form The form…

Financial Assistance

Do you need help paying your water bill? There are several programs available: Lacey Utility Discount Program, Lacey Utility Assistance Fund, Other Programs Lacey Utility Discount Program (LUDP) The City offers a 50% discount on residential City utility services (water, sewer, and stormwater) for customers who qualify as: Low-income* AND…

Financial Reports and Audits

Washington State law requires the City of Lacey to publish an Annual Financial Report. The Washington State Auditor’s Office audits the report, which must conform with generally accepted accounting principles. The Annual Financial Report includes a balance sheet, statement of changes in financial position, and a state of revenues and…

Fingerprinting

The Lacey Police Department (LPD) provides fingerprinting services to Lacey residents only. If you live outside Lacey city limits, please visit the Washington State Patrol for fingerprinting services.  A valid picture ID is required for all fingerprint applicants.  Fingerprinting is available by appointment only. Applicants who bring fingerprinting cards from other…

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Franchise Agreements

Franchise agreements are executed between the city as the granting authority and the grantor.  The city grants specific provisions of authorization, rights and privileges, to the grantor in order to serve customers within the Lacey area.  Common examples of franchise agreements include cable and utilities services.

Friday @ the Depot

Event DetailsFood TrucksSouth Sound Mopar Event Details Join us Friday, August 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the Lacey Depot Park for a FUN, family-friendly evening, including food trucks and a car show presented by South Sound Mopar. Food Trucks The following food trucks (and more!) plan to be at our…

Future Lacey Police Station

For construction-related updates, visit the Project webpage. BackgroundTimelinePhaseFunding Background This project has been over four years in the making. The Lacey Police Department and community members work together every day to make Lacey a safe and desirable place to live, work, learn, and play. We accomplish this by focusing on…

Government Relations

The City works collaboratively with local, state, and federal legislators to achieve the legislative priorities of the City Council. This includes advocating for, securing, and managing policies, programs, and grants that help the greater community. The City annually develops legislative priorities, coordinates strategic advocacy plans, builds relationships at all levels…

Graffiti Cleanup

Graffiti is not just words or symbols sprayed on a wall. It is an act of malicious mischief (LMC 9.28.020) that costs thousands of dollars to clean up every year.Help keep our City clean - report graffiti immediately using this form: Report Graffiti Form What is Lacey doing about the…

Hearings Examiner

The Hearings Examiner serves as a city official on quasi-judicial matters. The Hearings Examiner reviews and interprets land-use regulations, conducts hearings, and makes recommendations to City Council on land-use applications. In addition, the Hearings Examiner holds hearings and makes decisions on appeals of permit approvals, decisions or determinations made by city officials and…

Holiday Tree Roundup

Every year the City partners with Scout Troop 222 to provide curbside pick-up of holiday trees for Lacey residents who live within the city limits. Residents must remove all decorations and place their tree at the curb by 8:00 a.m. on the collection day. Trees with ornaments, tinsel, or stands…

Homeowners Associations

Homeowners associations provide valuable opportunities for neighbors to work together toward a common goal of improving and maintaining the quality of life in their neighborhood. What is a Homeowners Association? Homeowners associations are formal legal entities created to maintain common areas and enforce private deed restrictions (CC&R's). Most condominium and townhome…

How are we doing?

The Lacey Police Department works extremely hard to meet the needs and expectations of community stakeholders while maintaining the overall safety of the City.  We want to hear from you on how we are doing! This may be in the form of a compliment of an individual officer, a complaint…

Human Services

The City provides and supports a broad range of local human services to community members. The services are targeted to alleviate hardships and help individuals to access community resources. The City engages in this work in four (4) distinct ways: Direct social service outreach & clean-up response; Coordinated efforts with…

Human Services Grant Program

The City provides and supports a broad range of local human services to community members. These services are targeted to alleviate hardships and help individuals to access community resources. One of the core ways the City engages in this work is by providing funding to support the work of non-profits…

ID Theft/Fraud Packet

If you are a Lacey resident and were a victim of identity theft or fraud, no matter where the incident occurred, you can file a report with the Lacey Police Department.  All identity theft and fraud reports will be processed by the Lacey Police Department, and an individual case number…

Juneteenth Celebration

All community members are invited and welcome to attend! Event DetailsJuneteenth HistoryBlack History Month Presentation Event Details Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15, 2024, and join us for this community celebration! Check out some photos from our previous Juneteenth events! Juneteenth History On January 1st, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln…

Lacey Library Board

The six-member Lacey Library Board, comprised of five general members and one youth representative, assists in developing long-range plans for library services in the City of Lacey. The board selects its own chairperson and officers from its membership. Lacey's Library has one of the highest circulations of the 27 libraries…

Lacey Municipal Code

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Lacey Resource Officers

The Lacey Police Department is supported by a core group of dedicated volunteers that provide around 10,000 hours of support to public safety enhancement in the community.  Lacey Resource Officers are uniformed volunteers that support the Lacey Police Department.  Lacey Resource Officers do the following activities: provide vacation house checkssupport…

Lacey Veterans Services Hub
Lacey Youth Council

If you got a professional headshot taken at the Youth Summit & Resource Fair - Access it HERE! APPLY NOW! Join the Lacey Youth Council Today Established in 2019, the Lacey Youth Council is an advisory body to the Lacey City Council. The Lacey Youth Council provides a youth voice…

Lacey Youth Summit and Resource Fair

Access your professional headshot Resource Fair FAQs Get to the Summit CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY! When: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus 4220 6th Ave SE, Ste 1 Lacey, WA 98503 Who Should Attend: High School and early College-level…

LaceyLife Newsletter

LaceyLife is the City's community newsletter that provides information on community events, City projects, and other news about Lacey. LaceyLife is mailed to City of Lacey water customers in their bill and available online for people who pay using the payment portal. You can also sign up to receive LaceyLife…

LaceyTV 77

Cable Television You can watch LaceyTV 77 on Comcast Cable Channel 77 in Thurston County. Web Streaming LaceyTV 77 is also available on the web! Stream the channel live, or watch programs on demand. You can watch all of our City Council meetings and worksessions, advisory boards and commissions, and…

Land Acknowledgement

The City is located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, specifically the people of the Medicine Creek Treaty (1854), including the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the Squaxin Island Tribe.  The City works with the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Squaxin Island Tribe in government-to-government partnerships. On March 4,…

Land Use Proposals

Sign up to receive notice when a new land use proposal is received Limited Administrative Permits (no public notice) 23-0063 Regional Athletic Complex Parking Lot 21-087 Karlo Apartments Design Review Administrative & Quasi-judicial Projects

Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF I) Disability Board

The LEOFF 1 Disability Board seeks applicants to fill the vacant at-large position. Applicants must reside within the city of Lacey (City) and cannot be current or retired City law enforcement officers. To Apply please visit Boards & Commissions Application. The five-member Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Disability…

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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) mission statement: “To invest lodging tax revenues in community events and projects that attract the greatest number of visitors and tourism dollars to Lacey.” The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee annually recommends funding strategies to the Lacey City Council for lodging tax revenues. Lodging tax…

Lost & Found Pet
Maple Court Enhanced Shelter

Enhanced Shelter Now Open in Lacey The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) celebrated the opening of Maple Court on July 5. Governor Jay Inslee and the Lacey City Council participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read the full press release. 2022 Community Meetings Thank you to everyone who attended/watched our Community Meetings about…

Mayor’s Gala

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising supporting local Veterans! The City of Lacey invites you to the 2023 Mayor's Gala! The event will take place on Friday, October 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Campus. Attendees will enjoy a social hour,…

Media Contacts

If you are a member of the news media and would like to reach a City of Lacey staff person, please include the following in your communication to one of the contacts listed below: News Affiliation Topic Deadline If you are on a short deadline, please contact us via phone…

Middle Housing

Washington state faces a housing affordability crisis. The pace of housing production has failed to match the surging demand. The imbalance between the strong demand for housing and the insufficient supply led to a rapid and unprecedented increase in home prices and rents. Consequently, many residents find themselves significantly rent-burdened,…

Midtown: An Innovation District

Welcome to Midtown, Lacey's core area to live, learn, earn, and create. Watch this space for news and updates. For over 50 years, Midtown has served as a hub for workers, shoppers, students, and visitors. As a result of recent public investments and private developments (and redevelopments), visitors to Midtown…

Military Partnerships

Located just minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the largest military installation in the western U.S., Lacey has long recognized the value JBLM brings to the region. Many soldiers and military families call Lacey their home. The City embraces partnerships with the military community through the JBLM Community Connections Program,…

Mission, Vision & Priorities

Mission Vision | Themes | Motto Work Plan 2022-2024 | Priorities Mission Statement Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Lacey for all its citizens, and to build an attractive, inviting, and secure community. Council works in partnership with residents to foster community pride, develop the economy,…

Mobile Outreach Team (MOT)

In response to the need for outreach services to address the increase in homelessness, public display of behavioral health issues, and people in crisis within the City of Lacey, on July 15, 2021, the City Council approved the creation of a Mobile Outreach Team (MOT). The MOT began on August…

Neighborhood Commercial Districts

Update ProcessProject EventsDistrict Locations Update Process Download the Proposed Draft Code Changes Help Lacey update its Neighborhood Commercial Districts. We are hosting a series of online and in-person community events to review our Neighborhood Commercial Districts (Districts). These events offer opportunities to meet with neighbors, talk with City staff, learn…

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Notary Services

Required Documents Bring the following items to your notary appointment: Photo identification (ID)Unsigned document(s)Witnesses (if required) Scheduling The City provides notary services by appointment only. Appointments available Wednesdays from 2 - 4 p.m. (360) 491-3214 | notary@ci.lacey.wa.us to schedule an appointment. Cost & Payment Notary services are provided for a fee of $3 per…

Occupational Permits

Certain business activities in Lacey require additional permits from the Lacey Police Department, including: daycare servicesmechanical music machinesfor-hire vehiclestowing servicespawnbrokers For complete information regarding the business activities that require additional registration requirements, review the Lacey Municipal Code Title 5:  Business Licenses, Registration, and Regulations. Learn more about Lacey City Licenses…

Odd Even Outdoor Watering Schedules

During the hot summer months, Lacey Water Utility customers often use up to 15 million gallons of water per day. That is more than double what is used during the rest of the year because of outdoor watering and irrigation. While most of us enjoy having a lush, green landscape during…

Online Filing for B&O Taxes

The City of Lacey is pleased to announce that online Business & Occupation (B&O) tax filing is available starting Quarter 1, 2024 for any business filing a report with no tax due. This includes businesses who are: filing a report with less than $5,000 of gross income for the quarter,…

Ordinances, Resolutions & Proclamations

The City Council has a variety of options when considering action on a subject of interest. Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations are three common solutions. Along with the full text of the Lacey Municipal Code, all Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations are available online. Browse Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations What is an…

Parks, Culture and Recreation Board

The mission of the City of Lacey Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance our community with parks, open space, and natural habitat areas, and to provide Lacey's citizens with the best possible recreational opportunities through its facilities, services and programs. The 8-member Lacey Board of Park Commissioners, comprised of…

Passports

The City of Lacey no longer provides passport services. Local Passport Locations Olympia Post Office: 900 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia by appointment. Visit the United States Postal Service website for more information. Thurston County Auditor's Office:3000 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia | (360) 786-5406Visit the Thurston County Auditor's website for more…

Pavement Management

Every other year the City of Lacey collects pavement condition data for its entire roadway network.  All public roads are visually inspected for pavement surface defects.  These defects are documented and recorded in the pavement management database.  This allows the City to determine the current status of these streets on…

Pay a Fine

Fines for all non-criminal traffic infractions and parking tickets issued by the Lacey Police Department can be paid: Online (A convenience fee applies to credit card payments) By phone (844) 305-2288 To request a payment plan contact the City at (360) 491-3211 To request a mitigation or contested hearing contact…

Permitting

Check to see if your property is in Lacey Online Payment Portal Getting StartedGather InformationApplicationsInspections Getting Started You have a dream. Building your dream house, opening up a new business, building an accessory dwelling unit so your parents can be close by. Staff with the Community and Economic Development Department…

Pet Licensing
Planning Commission

The nine members of the Lacey Planning Commission develop recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey. Seven members of the Commission must be Lacey City residents; two members may reside in the Urban Growth Area. The Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Wednesday…

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The nine members of the Lacey Planning Commission develop recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside the city interested in annexation. Seven members of the Commission must be Lacey City residents; two members may reside in the Urban Growth Area. The…

Podcasts

Did you know that the City has its own podcast? Lacey Comprehensive features a variety of city and community stakeholders to discuss topics about on the community, economic development, and so much more. Lacey Comprehensive is currently on hiatus, but you can hear new episodes of our series, Latest in…

Police – Public Records Request

To obtain a copy of a police report or other public information, please submit your request electronically through our requester portal. If you do not have access to a computer, you can submit your request in person or by mail. Please include the case number of the report. If the…

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Police Accountability Measures

The Lacey Police Department is committed to public safety, social justice, and accountability of police personnel. The Lacey Police Department is comprised of law enforcement professionals who have deep roots and connections to our community. The majority of officers either currently live, have lived, or grew up in and around…

Police Explorers

The Lacey Police Department is supported by a core group of dedicated volunteers consisting of the Police Explorers and Lacey Resource Officers.  Every year volunteers provide around 10,000 hours of support to public safety enhancement in the community.  If you are interested in a future career in law enforcement or…

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Policies, Union Contracts, Pay & Benefits

City PoliciesUnion ContractsPay & BenefitsWellness Benefits City Policies City Policies The Human Resources Department takes a lead role in developing and disseminating city-wide policies relating to employment, supervision, training, benefits, leaves, holidays, and safety. The department also advises and provides assistance to other departments with their internal development of Standard…

Pre-Application Conferences

Site Plan Review Committee The Site Plan Review Committee (SPR) reviews and interprets land-use regulations and makes decisions on site plan review applications for: Commercial development Industrial development Public buildings Multi-family projects Meeting time SPR meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month to hold pre-application conferences and…

Prescription Drug Disposal

The prescription drug disposal drop box at the police department has been temporarily closed. Please visit the following websites to locate a safe medication takeback location: Med-Project Safe Medication Return Safe Medicine Drop These resources also offer FREE mail-back service for unwanted medication, inhalers, and injectables.

Press Releases
Project Updates
Protection Order Service

The Lacey Police Department can serve the paperwork if you were granted a Protection Order, Anti-Harassment Order, or No Contact Order, if the restrained party lives within Lacey city limits. To Request Service Bring the following to Lacey Police Department (located at 420 College St SE,  Lacey, WA 98503): A copy…

Public & Legal Notices
Public Art
Public Defense

Public Defense Complaint Form Interlocal Agreement for Court Services Thurston County District Court Individuals charged with a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor who cannot afford an attorney may request a public defender. Eligibility for a public defender is determined through a financial application and review. If you are found to be…

Public Record Requests

The City is committed to providing full access to public records in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) and any other applicable provisions of federal or state law. These procedures are to provide for the fullest assistance to the public and the timeliest possible action on…

Public Works Forms and Applications

Plan Review  Public Works Plan Review Application TransportationCommercial Traffic Generation Worksheet   Residential Traffic Generation Worksheet   Capital ConstructionCOL_RAM_Form.docx  COL_RAM_Form_Instructions.docx

Public Works Teams
Rapid-Response Clean-Up Team

The Rapid-Response Clean-Up Team assists the Community Resource Unit with the collection and clean up of abandoned shopping carts, abandoned homeless camps, and nuisances in the public right-of-way and City-owned property in Lacey. They help address safety and nuisance issues, which frees up the CRU's resources, allowing them to focus…

Report a Code Violation
Report a Crime

The Lacey Police Department depends on the willingness of community members to report crimes when they are occurring and to work with police officers when crimes have occurred in order to effectively respond to the public's safety.  It is the partnership between the police and the community that ensures the…

Residential Rental Registration Program

Properties in Lacey with five or more rental dwelling units in the same complex need to be registered annually with the City. All new buildings are required to be registered during the final inspection or certificate of occupancy process. Program Municipal Code Registration fees Registration fees are $5.00 per unit…

Response to Homelessness

The nation is confronted with a homeless crisis on a scale not seen since the Great Depression that has only deepened with the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Homelessness is a complex issue.  The lack of affordable housing plays a substantial role in the rise of homelessness. In other cases,…

RFPs, RFQs, RFIs & Bids

This page includes Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Qualifications (RFQs), Request for Information (RFIs), and bids. Document Revisions Please note that revisions to a solicitation document may be issued by the City after the solicitation was initially published. Your proposal response could be rejected if you fail to acknowledge any issued…

Sex Offender Information

For information on local sex offenders, or to sign up for Thurston County e-mail alerts, use the following web resource: Thurston County Sheriff's Office Offender Watch For information on sex offenders statewide, or to sign up for statewide e-mail alerts, use the following web resource: WA Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Offender…

Sign Permits

OverviewCommercial & IndustrialResidentialTemporary Overview The City has three sign designation categories: Commercial and Industrial Signs Residential Signs Temporary Signs Each category has a specific set of regulations, see above tabs for more detail. In addition to the above categories, the City also uses Wayfinding signs. Wayfinding signs are signs erected…

Sister City Association

The Lacey Sister City Program provides social, cultural, humanitarian, trade, tourism, and educational enrichment for our community. The City supports the establishment of sustainable Lacey Sister City Associations. The City provides support for non-profit Sister City Associations by helping with promotion, supporting visits by delegations, participation in special events, and…

Snow and Ice Response

During a snowstorm, city crews work hard to clear and maintain designated priority routes to accommodate emergency services. When priority routes are clear, secondary routes are addressed to provide improved access for transit, schools, and commuters. If snowfall is continuous, priority routes may require repeated plowing and secondary route plowing…

Social Media

Connect with us! The City has several social media options to help you stay connected to City news, events, programs, meetings, and other information. We want to hear from you! In addition, the City uses social media to enhance and promote community engagement and outreach. We believe community participation, transparent…

Surplus Property Program

The City contracts with an online auction service to make purchase of surplus items available to the general public. Auction items can be viewed at www.PublicSurplus.com or using the button below. Surplus Items at Auction Individual items are offered for a limited time period, and may or may not be listed…

Sustainability & Resiliency Efforts

OverviewProgramsAccomplishmentsPartners Overview Lacey is one of Puget Sound's most livable communities. In addition to being a safe, inviting, and economically vibrant city, Lacey is at the forefront of environmentally friendly energy use and development.  Environmental sustainability covers a wide range of issues including:  greenhouse gas emissions, green building, electricity use…

Taxes and Fees

The City collects revenues in the form of taxes to provide services to the community.  The City's General Fund provides for most day-to-day city services, such as police services, parks and recreation, social services, financial services, community development, street maintenance, engineering services, court, jail services, etc. Property tax, sales tax,…

Temporary Parking Permit

Individuals seeking to park a recreational vehicle in excess of four (4) hours must apply for a temporary parking permit through the Lacey Police Department. Temporary Parking Permit Policy

Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) Board

Lacey citizens fill one position and one alternate position on the 15-member Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) board. The board sets policy for TCMedia to assist residents and organizations to communicate information and exchange ideas through digital media. The board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month…

Title VI Non-Discrimination Agreement

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI Assurances of Non-Discrimination The City of Lacey assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 be…

Transportation Benefit District

The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) was approved by voters and passed by Council on 9/8/2016.  The TBD allows a 0.2% sales tax increase to be collected to fund transportation improvements.  The funds are only to be used for pavement maintenance and preservation to improve the condition and extend the life…

Tree Protection & Removal

Tree Protection People love living in Lacey for its “northwest look and feel.” As our community and the South Sound region continue to grow, maintaining that character is increasingly challenging. In the past, when quarter-acre lots were the norm, builders were able to work around and save trees as homes…

Utility Billing

If you are unable to reach us by phone (360-491-5616) or experiencing long hold times, please email us at utilitybilling@cityoflacey.org with the following information and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you! Name Account Number Phone Number The Utility Billing department is available from 9:00 am to 5:00…

Vacation House Checks

The Lacey Police Department offers a vacation house check service for Lacey residents that will be away from their homes for an extended period of time.  For this program, Lacey Resource Officers inspect the property daily (as volunteer staffing allows), for security concerns or damage while you are away. Should…

Visit

Lacey has bit of something for everyone with first class restaurants, limitless outdoor adventures, ample parks and open space, great entertainment options, a lively business community, strong public school systems, and friendly community members. Come see for yourself why Lacey is ranked as the 75th best, and second-best in Washington…

Volunteer

The City offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and projects for individuals or groups looking to give back to their community. On average, volunteers contribute over 36,000 hours of community service each year.  Volunteer opportunities include: Be a part of something great — become a community volunteer in Lacey!  National Trails…

Volunteer Litter Pick-up Program

Help us contribute to a cleaner environment and enhance the natural beauty of Lacey. Our Volunteer Litter Pick-up program supports volunteer clean up efforts with supplies, safety guidance, and pick-up. This program is available to any individual, family, organization, or business. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of…

Washington Center Community Use

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, South Puget Sound’s beloved performing arts facility, is committed to providing a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities for the residents of five counties. Located in the heart of Washington State’s capital city, the Center has become a community gathering place, providing…

Water Conservation Program

Water Conservation Programs and Services A leaky hose, a running toilet, or a long shower may not seem like much water, but every drop counts. Our water bills are proof of that!  Check out these programs that can help you save water and money. Indoor Water Saving Kit This kit…

Water Quality

It is important to the City of Lacey that our drinking water customers, their families, and businesses receive the highest quality drinking water.  Learn about all the programs that the City implements to ensure that your water is safe and reliable all day, every day. English Translations available: 水质报告 (Chinese)…

Waterline Flushing Program

The City of Lacey maintains over 400 miles of pipe to make sure you receive clean water each and every day. In order to consistently provide high quality drinking water, in 2004 the Lacey Water Utility established a preventative maintenance program known as the Uni-Directional Flushing (UDF) program to clean all…

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