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County Breaks Ground on 2018 Fish Passage Barrier Removal Projects

On Monday, July 16 the County broke ground on a fish passage barrier removal project to replace a culvert with a pre-fabricated bridge on Hunter Point Road. This is one of five fish passage barrier projects the County will complete in 2018 as part of a comprehensive fish passage barrier removal program that has become a model across the State.

Public Hearing Scheduled for Spooner Land Use Plan Map Amendment

​The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. to accept public testimony on the Spooner Land Use Plan Map amendment and redesignation. The applicant is requesting a site-specific Comprehensive Plan Land Use Plan Map amendment to change the land use designation of 3.8 acres of a five acre property, located at 8025 Yelm Highway SE on the corner of Yelm Highway SE and Spurgeon Creek Road.

Countywide Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

​A burn ban on residential yard-waste and land clearing is in effect in Thurston County. Current weather conditions within the county have created substantial fire danger and there is a need to enact restrictions on outdoor burning. At this time, recreational fires are allowed on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state or federal campgrounds.

Thurston County Accepting Grant Applications for Historic Preservation

Beginning Monday, July 16, 2018 historic preservation organizations in Thurston County can apply for grants under the Thurston County Heritage Grant Program Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2018. The Board of Commissioners will  award the grants in early 2019.

It's Almost Here...Thurston County Fair is August 1-5!

The Thurston County Fair is just around the corner! Continue to check back here to find the most recent news releases announcing contests, fair discount days, calls for art, work opportunities, and all that is the fair. Don't forget, the fair is August 1-5, 2018 and the annual pancake breakfast is Saturday, August 4, in the grass area outside Heritage Hall. Hope to see you all there for an "Egg​-citing" time at the 2018 Thurston County Fair!!

Is Comcast Your Cable Provider? We Want to Hear From You!
The current Thurston County and Comcast cable franchise agreement is up for renewal in 2019. Part of this renewal process is asking you, the citizens of Thurston County, about the cable services provided by Comcast.

Learn more about franchise agreements and take the survey at the links below! We will use the results from the survey during the negotiations for the next agreement. 
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.


Contact Information​

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440