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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Thurston County Flood Plans & Insurance

Thurston County government has adopted flood plans to protect residents and property from flooding. The County also participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) flood insurance program, which allows County property owners in unincorporated areas to get flood insurance at some of the lowest rates available (PDF) in the U.S.

Flood Plans

Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (PDF, Chapter 4.3)

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (PDF). Read more about the plan.

Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis (PDF)

Flood Insurance Information

If you have property in unincorporated Thurston County, you may qualify for a discount on flood insurance.  Thurston County is rated a Class 2 in FEMA's National Flood Insurance (NFIP) Community Rating System because the County's flood planning, flood reduction and flood education efforts exceed FEMA's minimum requirements. This rating provides a 40 percent discount on NFIP premiums for property in special flood hazard areas, and 10 percent discount for properties outside those areas in unincorporated parts of Thurston County. The rating was Class 4 until October 2016. Only two other communities in Washington have this rating, Pierce and King counties.

Use our Flood Hazard Area Map to see if your property is in a flood area.

NFIP is available through most insurance carriers. Contact your agent for a quote.

NFIP offers coverage even if you're in a flood plain or have previously filed a claim.

Learn more about NFIP on FEMA's website

Learn more about the Community Rating System in FEMA's fact sheet (PDF)