Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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Thurston County Clerk’s Office General Information

The Thurston County Clerk's Office has two offices: 

The Civil and Criminal Division is located in West Olympia on the first floor of Building 2, at the Thurston County Courthouse main campus.

The Family, Juvenile and Probate/Guardianship Division is located on the first floor of the Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court Facility in the Tumwater Mottman Industrial Park.

Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


The Clerk's office consists of the County Clerk, Chief Deputy Clerk, Managers and staff.

The County Clerk is an elected office defined by the Washington State Constitution with specific and special duties assigned by statute and court rules. These duties are administrative in nature and in some instances, quasi-judicial.

The Chief Deputy Clerk is appointed by the elected County Clerk to serve as an administrative adjunct, managing departments within the office under the direction of the County Clerk and overseeing preparation of Clerk's Office annual budget.