Public Access is Closed to Most County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Monday, May 4, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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The health, safety and well-being of the employees and community members we serve is top priority for the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO). From 8:00 A.M. through noon, Monday through Friday, the PAO main office in Courthouse Building 2 will remain open and staffed for essential work and to serve critical needs. Between noon and 5:00 P.M. our staff can be reached by phone or email.

To help you avoid unnecessary trips to the courthouse, we are advising that members of the public first contact the PAO at 360-786-5540 or prosecutorsoffice@co.thurston.wa.us to see if their matter can be resolved over the phone. Our office is currently operating at limited capacity and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to address your needs.

For Superior Court cases, we recommend checking the State Court’s Odyssey portal for updated case information: https://odysseyportal.courts.wa.gov/ODYPORTAL/

Please review the information provided below to evaluate how recent changes related to the COVID-19 response may impact your business with our office.

If you have received a subpoena from the PAO:

Effective March 17, 2020, Thurston County District Court has suspended all currently scheduled jury trials. Trials will be rescheduled, and witnesses notified when new dates are set.

Thurston County Superior Court has suspended all jury trials scheduled through May 15, 2020. If you have a subpoena for a trial between now and May 15, 2020, please disregard that subpoena. When a new trial date is set, witnesses will be notified.

Family Support :

The Family Support Team located in Courthouse Building 5 will have staff on-site Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The building is closed to the public, but services are accessible by phone at (360) 786-5536.

Support for Victims:

Many victims are understandably experiencing heightened levels of anxiety about their cases during this rapidly changing situation. PAO Advocates are primarily attending community meetings via Skype and Zoom, and many meetings with victims are being conducted telephonically. Victims can call 360-786-5540 to speak with a victim advocate. Hours of operation may be limited but messages will be checked as often as possible. Many court hearings that were previously scheduled are being cancelled and rescheduled. Advocates are doing their best to continue to notify victims of these changes.

We remain committed to the victims and survivors we serve.

Most Thurston County Courts are limiting calendars and many hearings will be continued. If you are planning to attend a court hearing, avoid an unnecessary trip to the courthouse by calling the PAO first to confirm the hearing is in fact still taking place.

Superior Court Updates:

Effective March 23, 2020, Thurston County Superior Court will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. until noon. Preliminary appearance hearings will be held at 10:30 am, Monday through Friday. Family and Juvenile Court will only be open in the afternoon.

Based on recent changes in the COVID-19 situation and the issuance of resolutions by the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners and the Thurston County Board of Health, the Courts have implemented operational changes.

You can find a list of actions being taken at the Thurston County Courthouse and Family and Juvenile Court at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/sc For questions regarding Superior Court cases, please contact (360) 786-5560.

District Court Updates:

Based on recent changes in the COVID-19 situation and the issuance of resolutions by the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners and the Thurston County Board of Health, the Courts have implemented operational changes.

You can find a list of actions being taken at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/dc For questions regarding District Court Cases, please contact (360) 786-5450.

Impact to County Offices:

The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners has directed County offices to close access to the public starting Thursday March 19, 2020, through Friday April 3, 2020. This timeframe may change depending as the situation continues to evolve. County services will continue to operate under these restrictions, and the Courts may respond to this closure differently to ensure mandated services will continue. Please visit the county website for further updates, https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/default.aspx
 
 
 
 

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The Prosecuting Attorney's Office will perform its constitutional and statutory duties by serving as a highly skilled and innovative legal team advocating for public safety, seeking justice in criminal cases for victims and those accused, representing the interests of children, and providing effective legal services to Thurston County government.

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2000 Lakeridge Dr S.W.
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Olympia, WA 98502

Ph: (360) 786-5540
Fx: (360) 754-3358
Email: prosecutorsoffice@co.thurston.wa.us

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