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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.

​Hot Topics and Events
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! 

Surplus Radios For Sale on Web
Thurston County is holding an auction for 12 cases of five radios, and four cases of eight radios. These will be available for bid starting Tuesday, July 25 at 9:00 am and closing Tuesday, August 8 at 9:00 am. Those interested in viewing the items or bidding must register as a bidder at www.publicsurplus.com. 

Buy Fair Passes Now and Save!

Discount admission passes and carnival ride armbands for the 2017 Thurston County Fair are now available at the Thurston County Fair Office through Aug. 1. The fair will run from Wednesday Aug. 2 to Sunday Aug. 6.

Public Information Meeting on County Review of Proposed Amendment to the Nisqually Sub-Area Plan Asphalt Recycling Policy

​There will be a public information meeting concerning an amendment to the Nisqually Sub-Area asphalt recycling policy, Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Meadows Elementary School Gymnasium in Lacey.

Calling All Open Class Home Arts, Hobbies and Crafts Entries

​If it is floral design, photography, or other home arts hobbies that inspire you, then the Thurston County Fair has an open class home arts competition for you! Home arts enthusiasts, artists and crafters of all ages and abilities are welcome to submit their entries, but admissions must be submitted before the fair opens to the public on Wed. Aug. 2.

Commissioners propose creation of Convention District
The  Commissioners passed a resolution proposing the creation of a cultural arts, stadium, and convention district. They will hold a public hearing to receive comments. 

What: Public Hearing for creating a Cultural Arts, Stadium, and Convention District
When: Tuesday, July 25, at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia WA, Building 1, Room 280
New Grow Smart, Grow Safe Website

​Thurston County is proud to launch the new Grow Smart, Grow Safe website. This website is an easy way for consumers to choose lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets, and the environment.

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.