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​Hot Topics and Events
2nd Half Property Taxes Due on October 31

​The deadline for Thurston County residents to pay their 2017 second half property taxes is Tuesday, October 31. Residents can pay their taxes online, in-person, or by mail. 

Public Input Needed on Standing Water in Rochester

Public input is needed on two stormwater utility projects aimed at reducing neighborhood flooding and recharching groundwater in the Rochester area. 

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, October 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the ROOF Community Services meeting room, located at the Rochester Community Center at 10140 Highway 12 SW. Light refreshments will be provided.

Public Hearing Scheduled to Extend Interim Marijuana Regulations

​The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to receive testimony on a proposal for a six month extension of the county's interim marijuana zoning regulations. No changes to the current regulations are being made with this proposal. 

Thurston County Completes Record Number of Gopher Reviews

​The Board of Commissioners implemented key changes to the 2017 gopher review season resulting in a more streamlined and efficient review process, an increase in reviews, and the clearing of the backlog. A record 200 reviews have been completed, and another 100 reviews scheduled for completion before the season ends on October 31.

Live-Stream of Board of County Commissioner Meetings

​The Thurston County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that beginning Tuesday, September 19, viewers will be able to watch a live-streaming of the Board of County Commissioners meetings, Board of Health meetings, and public hearings on the Thurston County YouTube channel. 

County Seeks Applications for 2018 Lodging Tax Funds

​The Thurston County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for qualified projects occurring in unincorporated Thurston County in 2018.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. 

2017 Gopher Review Process

​Due to changes made by the commissioner for the 2017 Mazama pocket gopher review process, the 2017 season is on track to be the fastest in three years! 

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.