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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 & Commissions

The City Council appoints community representatives to a variety of boards and commissions to serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. City Board and Commission members review and make recommendations on issues related to land use, zoning, social services, parks, library services,  historical matters, and diversity, equity, and inclusion…

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 statutes governing annexation by the City is RCW 35A.14. Urban…

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…

Board of Park Commissioners

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…

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. The City provides a wide range of services, including police protection, constructing and maintaining roads, recreation programs, maintenance of parks, health and…

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, 2018 Edition, (Washington Administrative Code 51-50…

Business Licensing

To operate a business in Lacey, you must obtain a state business license and a City of Lacey business license. You can apply for both business licenses using the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service's online renewal portal. Renew or Apply for a General Business License Close a Business Account…

C&ED Reports

Construction ReportsAnnual ReportsOther Reports Construction 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 - February, 2022

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…

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

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 communityContinuing critical conversations on race and equitySeeking greater participation from underrepresented community members, and Identify existing gaps and barriers…

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 Relations & Public Affairs Committee

Responsibilities This committee is responsible for policy development and review concerning the City’s community relations, historic preservation, and parks and recreation. Meetings 1st Monday of each month at 11 a.m. Recent Meeting VideoMeeting ArchivesUpcoming Meetings Recent Meeting Video Agendas Meeting Minutes

Community Requests – Lacey311

Help us improve our community - the City welcomes your questions, concerns, and feedback. Use the form below to: 1) Report issues and watch them get fixed. To report a crime, visit: Report a Crime 2) Ask the City questions on operations and programs.3) Send us your comments, feedback, and…

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 Planning 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. The plan…

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. Applications are processed by appointment only.

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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…

Crime Stoppers

Since its inception in 1991, the Thurston County Crime Stoppers program has resulted in 905 arrests, $1.8 million in recovered stolen property, and $6.8 million in seized narcotics.  Local community members that have anonymously reported the crimes have received more than $160,000 in reward payments.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000…

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

Enhanced Shelter

Thank you to everyone who attended/watched our Community Meetings about the 8200 Quinault Hotel Enhanced Shelter on Wednesday, November 16. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the replays below. You can also review the presentation materials: Overview/AgendaLow Income Housing Institute Presentation 3 p.m. Community Meeting

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…

Finance & Economic Development Committee

Responsibilities This committee is responsible for policy development and review concerning the financial matters of the City. The committee conducts reviews of the City’s budget and reports to the Council on revenue and expenditure levels. Meetings 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Recent Meeting VideosMeeting ArchivesUpcoming Meetings Recent…

Financial Reports & 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…

Forms & Applications
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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

Watch for updates on the Future Lacey Police Station and process as it becomes available. TimelineCurrent Project PhaseProject Summary Timeline Lacey Police Department & Facility History (in brief) Current Project Phase The new Lacey Police Station is currently in the design phase. It is anticipated to be approximately 40,000 square…

General Government & Public Safety Committee

Responsibilities The General Government and Public Safety Committee is responsible for policy development and review concerning the general administrative and regulatory functions of the city, not falling within the jurisdiction of another standing committee. Committee members also review public safety matters, including police, criminal justice, emergency services, dispatch and communication…

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…

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

Event DetailsJuneteenth HistoryBlack History Month Presentation Event Details Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2022 Juneteenth Celebration. Watch for information on the 2023 event.Check out the 2022 Event Program. Juneteenth History On January 1st, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the enslaved people in…

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

Lacey Youth Council is an advisory body to the Lacey City Council on youth perspectives in the community. Members of the Lacey Youth Council meet twice monthly during the school year to conduct business and discuss projects. Councilmembers represent North Thurston High School, Pope John Paul II High School, River…

LaceyLife Newsletter

LaceyLife is the City's monthly community newsletter that provides information on community events, city projects, and other news about Lacey. The LaceyLife is mailed to all City of Lacey water utility payers. You can also sign-up to receive a digital copy of the LaceyLife. Get LaceyLife sent to your email

Land Use & Environment Committee

Responsibilities This committee is responsible for policy development and review of matters referred to the Council by the Lacey Planning Commission and Thurston Regional Planning Council, as well as urban growth policy, and housing issues. Meetings 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Recent Meeting VideoMeeting ArchivesUpcoming Meetings Recent…

Land Use Proposals

Sign up to receive notice when a new land use proposal is received Limited Administrative Permits (no public notice) 22-0127 Lacey 23 Final Subdivision (formerly Modera) 22-0048 Target Distribution Parking Lot Improvements 21-087 Karlo Apartments Design Review City of Olympia Stormwater Maintenance Tree Removal (22-0063) Administrative & Quasi-judicial Projects

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

The five-member Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Disability Board administers LEOFF I benefits and entitlements. The board meets as needed. Commissioner     TermExpirationMichael Steadman, Councilmember  2nd Term05-31-2023Lenny Greenstein, Councilmember  2nd Term05-31-2023Bob Cecil, Police Representative  5th Term05-31-2024Ed Sorger, Police Representative11th Term08-31-2023Sean Smith  6th Term05-31-2023   Current Meeting VideoMeeting ArchiveUpcoming Meetings Current Meeting…

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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Applications are now open for the use of 2023 lodging tax funds. Click here to learn more! The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) annually recommends funding strategies to the Lacey City Council for lodging tax revenues. Lodging tax revenues are generated through a 4% hotel-motel tax imposed by the city…

Lost & Found Pet
Mayor’s Gala

Every other year the City hosts the Mayor's Gala to raise funds for the Lacey Veterans Services Hub. The Mayor’s Gala was inaugurated in 2017 and coincided with Lacey’s 50 Anniversary Celebration.  The City hosted a virtual Mayor's Gala in 2021. The next Mayor's Gala will be held in 2023. Lacey…

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 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, plan for the future,…

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 ProcessWinter 2022 Open HouseWinter 2022 Survey Update Process Help Lacey update its Neighborhood Commercial Districts. We are hosting a series of on-line and in-person community open houses to review our Neighborhood Commercial Districts (Districts). These events offer opportunities to meet with neighbors, talk with City staff, learn about existing…

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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…

Ordinances, Resolutions & Proclamations

Official action by the City Council may be in the form of an Ordinance or a Resolution. A Proclamation is an affirmative public statement made by the City Council. What is an ordinance? An Ordinance is a municipal law which may be amended or repealed by adoption of another ordinance.  Except in…

Passports

The City of Lacey no longer provides passport services. The Olympia post office branch at 900 Jefferson St. SE accepts passport applications by appointment. Visit usps.com for more information. Get More Information Please consult the State Department’s website travel.state.gov for other locations, to download passport forms, and additional information. You can also…

Pavement Management

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 tallied in the pavement management database.  This allows the City to determine the current status of these streets on a network level,…

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)-305-2288To request a payment plan contact the City at (360) 491-3211 To request a mitigation or contested hearing contact the City at…

Permitting

Apply for Permits Online Getting StartedGather InformationApplicationInspections 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 are here to help you realize your dream.…

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 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…

Police Media Releases
Police Officer

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Lacey Police Department is looking for well-qualified candidates to join our team! The Lacey Police Department, an accredited agency, serves the community of Lacey by providing a full-service approach to delivering law enforcement services in a professional and courteous manner.  The Department…

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-Submission 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 developmentIndustrial developmentPublic buildingsMulti-family projects Meeting time SPR meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month to hold pre-submission conferences and site plan review…

Prescription Drug Disposal

The prescription drug disposal drop box provides a secure and convenient way to dispose of leftover or out-of-date prescription medicines.  The drop box is located in the lobby of the Lacey Police Department at 420 College St SE.  The drop box location is available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to…

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 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

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 SignsResidential SignsTemporary 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 by the…

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 Plan

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 and emergency information, events, programs, meetings, important policy decision processes, and other information. We want to hear from you! In addition, the City uses social media as one way to enhance and…

Sprit of Lacey Award

In 2011, The Lacey City Council adopted the Spirit of Lacey Award to recognize exceptional contributions to the community by individuals, businesses, and organizations. This award is intended to be presented on a limited basis as to not diminish its significance and the extraordinary contributions of recipients. The Mayor will…

Standing General Committees

Most items brought before the Council are referred from a City Council committee. Three Council members serve on each committee. The committees study and review issues before being referred to the full Council for consideration. More than one committee may have studied an issue. Committees include the Transportation, Utilities, General…

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…

Transportation Committee

Responsibilities This committee is responsible for policy development and review, concerning streets, highways, public transit, sidewalks, bicycle routes, traffic safety, rail, parking, and regional transportation plans. Meetings 1st Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. Recent Meeting VideoMeeting ArchivesUpcoming Meetings Recent Meeting Video Meeting Archives Upcoming Meeting

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…

Utilities Committee

Responsibilities This committee is responsible for policy development and review concerning all city utilities including water and sewer, and policy on all energy-related matters. The committee will review existing and proposed utility service delivery areas and the boundaries for all proposed annexation areas. Meetings 1st Monday of each month at…

Utility Billing

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the timing of our November due date and the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, statements went out before the auto payments could post to customer accounts. If you have auto pay through our online payment portal and received a statement showing the October amount still outstanding, this timing issue…

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 City can use the Washington Center facility two days per year at no additional cost. The City uses one of these day for non-profit use and the other day for city-sponsored events.  Washington Center Use Application The application process to request a free day in 2022 is not currently…

Water Conservation Program

Drinking Water Programs and Services Water Conservation Programs 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!  Discover the many reasons to conserve water and learn about programs we have to help you…

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. Water Quality Testing The drinking…

Welcome to Lacey

A message from Lacey City Manager Scott Spence Welcome to the City of Lacey. I trust you will find Lacey to be a safe, inviting, and secure community.  Lacey is an award-winning city recognized for its low crime rate, business-friendly attitude, environment stewardship, outstanding parks, excellent customer service, fiscal prudence,…

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