Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. 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.

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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.