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Open House on County Land-Use Planning for the Nisqually Area

​The Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development Department will hold an open house to provide information about the Nisqually subarea land-use plan update on Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00am. The Nisqually subarea plan was adopted in 1992 and established goals, policies, and zoning for the subarea to guide future land-use.  Thurston County is starting the process of bringing the plan up to date.     

Thurston County Extends Hazardous Weather Response

​Due to extended cold weather patterns, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is extending the "Code Blue" advisory to increase shelter capacity through Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Public Invited to Provide Input on the Grand Mound and Rochester Subarea Plan Updates

When and Where:

​Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rochester Community Center, 10140 Hwy 12 SW Rochester, WA 98579

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Grand Mound Fairfield Inn & Suites, 6223 197th Way SW, Rochester, WA 98579

Commissioners Address New Law in Response to Hirst Decision

Senate Bill 6091 (ESSB 6091) provided counties with mandates in moving forward with the Whatcom vs. Hirst “Hirst” decision. To comply with the law, the County must record water usage restrictions for all new permit-exempt wells on property titles, pay a fee for each new permit, track the number of permits and subdivision approvals, and identify representation for watershed planning groups. The Board of County Commissioners approved the $500 mandated fee to be part of the building permit process. The County will collect the $500 permit fee until December 31, 2018, and reevaluate, based on cost data collected during 2018, for the following years.

Thurston County Surplus Items for Sale on Web

​Thurston County is holding an auction for PC’s, laptops, monitors, printers, fax machines, servers, routers, firewalls, filing cabinets, and other miscellaneous items. These will be available for bid starting Thursday, February 15 at 9:00 a.m. and closing Wednesday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m.  

Fire and Emergency Services Impact Fee to Begin March 1 for S.E. Thurston Fire Authority

​The Thurston County Board of Commissioners adopted Fire and Emergency Services Impact Fees for certain types of new construction permits within S.E. Thurston Fire Authority's jurisdiction on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The fees are scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 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.


Contact Information​

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

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440


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