Welcome to Thurston County


Thurston County is a vibrant community ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of generations to live, work and play.


To create a community that promotes health, commerce and environmental protection with transparency and accountability.

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Thurston County District Court wants to warn citizens about a jury scam where someone is calling and saying one of the District Court judges has issued a warrant for failure to show for jury duty. Hang up or ignore the message, if you responded, report it to the police.

We want to hear from YOU!!

​We are asking citizens to participate in a survey to help us develop goals and priorities for the Thurston County Strategic Plan for 2018-2021. The survey will be open until Friday, January 12, 2018. 

The questions represent categories including overall impressions of how the County is doing, issues of importance, tax dollar value, growth of the County, communication, and general demographic information.

Toxic Algae Health Warning In Effect for Summit Lake

​Summit Lake has a toxic algae bloom producing high levels of microcystin. Reports show toxin levels at the sample site are 0.8 micrograms per liter. The EPA advisory level for drinking water is 0.3 micrograms per liter for children and 1.6 micrograms for adults. 

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services recommends that children, along with pregnant and breastfeeding women, do not drink the lake water. Filtration, boiling, and other water treatment methods do not remove or deactivate the algae toxin.

State Fire Patrol Refund Forms Now Available

​All property taxpayers who paid the 2017 State Fire Patrol special assessment on more than one property of 50 acres or less are eligible for a refund on all but one property through a program administered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

The Treasurer's Office has produced the refund forms for all eligible properties.  

WSU Master Gardener Program Announces Training Program

The WSU Master Gardener training course consists of 21 weeks of indoor and outdoor classroom, online, and hands-on activities. The 2018 training will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on alternating Fridays from January 19, 2018 through June 8, 2018. 

Thurston County Employment Opportunities

Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages! 

Recruiting - Civil Service

​The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.