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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

District Court

District Court serves the community of Thurston County as a court of limited jurisdiction. This court hears misdemeanors, infractions, civil and small claims, protection orders, and name changes. Thurston County District Court also provides support through our Mental Health and Veteran’s Court and Probation services. The vision of District Court is Serving Justice Through Serving People.

District Court Main Landing Page

QUICK INFO

Thurston County District Court is located at: Building 3 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW Olympia, WA 98502


In-person, phone, and LiveChat services are available Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, with services closed during break and lunch periods.

Due to staff shortages, District Court will be reducing hours of operations for phone and LiveChat services. Effective March 4, 2024 – Phone and LiveChat services will not be provided on Thursday and Friday, between the hours of 12:00pm – 4:30pm. In-person services will continue during this partial closure. You may also connect with the court by email at: TCDC@co.thurston.wa.us.

If you need to find a court date, please view our Court Calendar.

Want to get text message reminders about your upcoming court dates? Fill out this text reminder request form and you will get a reminder a week, three days, and one day before each court date.

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If you are paying a traffic ticket, requesting a deferral or mitigation of a traffic ticket, contesting a traffic ticket, or requesting public records, you don't have to come court.  Use the links to Respond to my Ticket or Records Requests available on this page. You can complete these transactions without coming to the courthouse.

To file a petition for protection/anti-harassment order, please click here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "How do I file a petition online?"

To submit a name change petition, click here. Then click on "How do I petition to change my name?" for adult name changes or "How do I petition to change my child's name?" to change the name of a minor.


The court provides many service options available through this website. If you would like additional help or information, we are available to you through the LiveChat option below, email at: TCDC@co.thurston.wa.us, or you may call 360-786-5450.

HOW TO ADDRESS YOUR COURT CASE WITHOUT COMING TO COURT

If you have a court hearing scheduled, you may appear via Zoom instead of coming to the courthouse. If you did not get information in your summons about how to appear remotely, call the Court at 360-786-5450 or use the chat button at the bottom of this page to find out how. If you are appearing for a criminal matter, you must talk with your attorney first.

To attend your hearing via Zoom, click the meeting code for your assigned courtroom.

For more information or if you cannot attend by Zoom, use the chat feature below or call the court at 360-786-5450.

 Courtroom  Meeting Code  
 Courtroom 1 653 359 1636  
 Courtroom 2 278 379 6610  
 Courtroom 3 685 813 8370  
 Courtroom 4 824 663 3203  

District Court Hearings Viewable Online

If you would like to observe a court hearing, please view the virtual calendar for court times and YouTube channel information.

Thurston County District Court holds virtual Civil Motion Hearings on Fridays at 1:30. Prior to filing you must either email the Civil Department or call them at 360-754-4102 to schedule your hearing date and receive instructions on filing your motion. Please provide your case number when contacting us to schedule. We cannot schedule a hearing without the case number.

In 2017, Thurston County District Court conducted a Procedural Justice study in collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation. The site visit report can be found here.

DISTRICT COURT NEWS

ALERT - SCAM: If you receive a call, email, or text stating that you must immediately pay money in order to avoid a warrant or jail, DO NOT RESPOND. Instead, contact local law enforcement or the court and inform them of the situation. Washington State Courts - News, Reports, Court Information

Thurston County District Court – Local Court Rules for Comment

The Thurston County District Court is opening public comment for Local Court Rules (LCR), to be effective September 1, 2024. District Court is proposing new a new rule LCRLJ5 Filing of Pleadings and Other Papers. You may view or download a copy of the complete set of the LCR here. Additions for review are highlighted in blue.

All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024. Comments received after this date and time may not be considered. 

You may submit comments by:

Email: elizabeth.ingersoll@co.thurston.wa.us

or by 

Mail: Thurston County District Court

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 3

Olympia, WA 98502.

 

District Court

District Court Location

2000 Lakeridge Drive Southwest
Building 3
Olympia, WA 98502-6045
Monday–Friday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Mailing Address

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 3
Olympia, WA 98502