Thurston County facilities are open to the public with safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect public and employee health. Learn more here.
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The Thurston County website will be unavailable on May 15, 2021 from 6:00 am to 12:00 PM. Thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 Impacts to County Facilities and Services
The public's ability to attend Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and Board of Health's (BoH) meetings in-person has been restored at a capacity of 25%, or 10 people in Rm 280. Members of the public may attend and participate in any regular, special, or emergency meeting of the BoCC and BoH in-person, or by calling the conference number below. The Zoom information for public hearing is listed on the Public Hearings page. All BoCC and BoH meetings and briefings will be live streamed on the Thurston County YouTube channel and posted to the county’s Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Dial: 360-252-9020
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​Current Requirements

When visiting county facilities, residents must abide by the following standards:

Physical Distancing: Those visiting the courthouse complex, Public Health and Social Services, Public Works, Emergency Management, or any other county building are required to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet at all times. Markers have been placed throughout county facilities and one way traffic in and out of county buildings has been established to help facilitate physical distancing.

Mask Wearing: Per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order, wearing a cloth face covering or mask is required when visiting county facilities. Masks are available for individuals who do not have one.

More information on COVID-19 and Phase 3 is available at:
Public Health and Social Services; COVID-19
Washington State Safe Start Plan
Phase 3 Guidance

​Visiting County Facitities

County Parks and Trails: Thurston County parks and trails are open. Unless you are recreating alone, masks are required for everyone ages six and up. Park visitors are encouraged to practice physical distancing and take everything they bring to the park with them when they leave, including garbage.

Waste and Recovery Center (WARC): The WARC in Lacey is open for normal operations. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.– 4:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.– 4:45 p.m. Check with your waste disposal company for curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule.

Rainier and Rochester Drop Box Facilities: Rural Thurston County residents may find the Rainier and Rochester drop boxes more convenient for garbage disosal.

  • Rainier Drop Box: 13010 Rainier Acres Road SE, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rochester Drop Box: 16500 Sargent Road, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

County Government Buildings: All county government buildings are open to the public. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings. The availability of remote services vary by office and department. 

Office/Department Information

Thurston County continues to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department. 




Board of County Commissioners

Board of Health

Coroner - Medical Examiner

County Clerk

District Court

Prosecuting Attorney


Superior Court



Central Services

Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)

Emergency Management

Medic One

Information Technology

Pretrial Services

Public Defense

Public Health & Social Services

Public Works