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Thurston County, Washington

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Thurston County Fire Marshal

Fire Inspections are conducted by the county's fire inspector on behalf of the county Fire Marshal who oversees Fire Codes, Including:

  • Inspection of schools, businesses, churches, nursing homes, child care facilities, warehouses, correctional facilities, and assembly buildings.
  • Review of new, non-residential construction projects as well as fire code applications and installations. 
  • Working closely with local fire districts to identify fire risks.  
  • Enforcing the fireworks laws of the county, including the issuing of display permits and inspection of retail fireworks sites to ensure compliance.

Fire Permits & Forms

Fire safety permits are required for many types of occupancies in Thurston County.  State law gives the Fire Marshal the authority to review all plans and specifications and issue fire safety permits in all geographical areas of the county not having any local authority.  A fee is charged for all fire safety permits issued by the Fire Marshal.  The fee includes the fire safety permit, construction inspections, and occupancy permit, and can vary according to the structure.

Find Fire Permits & Forms on the All Permit Applications & Forms page under Fire.

Find Fire Impact Fees on the Fee Information page.

Find the Fire Protection System Out of Service info sheet here.

Contact Info for Fire Marshal & Fire Inspections


Fire Districts

Find out which fire district you live in through an online map at the county's map department, Geodata.

Read frequently asked questions

Find fire-related construction permits for non-residential / commercial structures (A fire permit is not required for single-family or two-family residential structures. If the homeowner decides to install a sprinkler system, however, a sprinkler system permit would be required. Thurston County does not require fire alarm permits for residential structures since the county does not issue electrical permits.)


Fire Districts Served by the Fire Marshal

Thurston County Fire Marshal Office serves 15 fire districts in 737 square miles of unincorporated Thurston County. Each district has full time paid staff, and volunteers. Find your fire district on the county's online map at


West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

10828 Littlerock Rd SW  Olympia WA  98512



TCFD NO. 2,  Yelm Fire Department

PO Box 777, Yelm  98597

(360) 458--2799


TCFD NO. 3,  Lacey Fire Department

PO Box 3366, Lacey  98509

(360) 528-2301


TCFD NO. 4,  Rainier Fire Department

PO Box 1055, Rainier  98576

(360) 446-7320


TCFD NO. 5,  Black Lake Fire Department

4402 Black Lake - Belmore Road SW, Olympia  98512

(360) 352-7288


TCFD NO. 6,  East Olympia Fire Department

PO Box 578, East Olympia  98540

(360) 491-5533


TCFD NO. 7,  North Olympia Fire Department

5046 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia  98506

(360) 705-0234


TCFD NO. 8,  South Bay Fire Department

3506 Schincke Road SE, Olympia  98506

(360) 491-5320


TCFD NO. 9,  McLane Fire Department

4131 Mud Bay Road SW, Olympia  98502

(360) 866-1000


TCFD NO. 12, Tenino Fire Department

PO Box 4010, Tenino  98589

(360) 264-4116


TCFD NO. 13, Griffin Fire Department

3707 Steamboat Loop NW, Olympia  98502

(360) 866-9000


TCFD NO. 15, Tumwater Fire Department

7007 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater  98501

(360) 754-4170


TCFD NO. 16, Gibson Valley Fire Department

PO Box 1658, Centralia  98531

(360) 273-7646


TCFD NO. 17, Bald Hills Fire Department

PO Box 783, Yelm  98597

(360) 894-2517