The Budget Office provides the board with financial information, forecasting, program and financial analysis and ensures that budget processes comply with applicable laws. It is responsible for the biennial budget and for helping officers and departments prepare and administer their budgets.
The budget is a legal document that provides offices and departments with the authority to incur obligations and pay bills. Thurston County adopts biennial (two year) operating and capital budgets. The capital budget includes capital improvement projects such as road construction, expanding park facilities, or major upgrades to County buildings.
Current Preliminary Budget