Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Development Regulations for Flood Hazard Areas
Farm in rainstorm

The County implements development standards and restrictions on building in flood hazard areas.  These standards protect residents and property from flooding, and they preserve floodplains as a natural means of flood control.  Floods are the most common natural hazard in Thurston County, and, on an annual basis, the most costly.  River, stream and groundwater flooding are the most common.

County flood services and information
Flood alerts & warnings
Sign up for alerts
County Flood Plans & Insurance
Flood bulletin (PDF)
Use our Flood Hazard Areas Map to see if your property is in a flood area
Report flooding
Sandbag distribution

Contact Us
For information about building in a Special Flood Hazard Area, contact Tim Rubert at 867-2123, or e-mail