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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

Thurston County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which hears the following case types:

  • Criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases
  • Traffic and non-traffic infractions
  • Civil cases for damages of $100,000.00 or less
  • Anti-harassment protection orders
  • Name changes
  • Small claims civil cases of $10,000.00 or less

Thurston County District Court also holds Mental Health Court and Veterans Court.

Here’s where to reach us:

Thurston County District Court, Building 3

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW

Olympia, WA 98502-6045

Telephone: (360) 786-5450
FAX for criminal or infraction cases: 360-754-3359
FAX for civil or small claims cases: 360-709-3061
FAX for probation: 360-754-3365

Our customer service desks are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phones are answered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on state holidays.

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

Court staff can:

  • provide general information on court rules, processes and procedures
  • give legal or procedural definitions
  • provide forms and instructions on how to complete them
  • provide cites of statutes or court rules
  • disseminate public case information
  • give general referrals to a bar association or similar organization
  • provide information on how to get cases scheduled for hearing

Court staff can NOT:

  • give legal interpretations
  • fill out forms for you
  • give legal or procedural advice
  • conduct legal research for you
  • disseminate confidential case information
  • give their opinion on a case, proceeding or outcome
  • deny or discourage access
  • encourage or discourage litigation
  • provide specific, subjective or biased referrals
  • give advice on what to say or do in court or how to respond to a legal matter
  • speculate on decisions judges may make
  • change an order signed by a judge or commissioner
  • allow you to talk to a judge or commissioner outside of court