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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.

Public Health and Social Services

Public Health Codes, Policies, Procedures, & More


The rules and regulations of the Thurston County Board of Health were developed to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Referred to as the "Sanitary Code," it comes under the jurisdiction of the Public Health and Social Services Department and is regulated and enforced by the Environmental Health Division.

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Environmental Health Codes and Regulations

Administrative Hearings may be convened for the following reasons: 

  • An appeal of an order, requirement, permit, decision or determination made by the health officer.
  • An appeal of a Notice of Violation or order issued by the health officer to enforce the Thurston County Sanitary Code.
  • A hearing request made under Thurston County Code 10.92 for an order regarding contaminated property associated with illegal drug manufacturing or storage.
  • A hearing request to review a waiver or variance application.
  • Other appropriate reasons set forth in Article I or in Washington State laws and regulations administered by the health officer.

Contact the Environmental Health division at 360-867-2685 or if you have additional questions.