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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COVID-19 Update

As of April 3, 2020, Thurston County has 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As always, the best thing people can do to protect their health is to use best practices such as hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and getting vaccinated against the flu.  

2020 First Half Property Tax Due Date Extended

​2020 first half property tax payments are due June 1, 2020. This is an extension of the traditional April 30 due date for first half tax payments. Thurston County Treasurer Jeff Gadman requests those who are financially able to make their 2020 first half property tax payment early do so to ensure funding for essential services needed now and in the months to come. 

Coronavirus Response: Waste Facilities Opens Self-Haul to Customers April 4-5
The Waste & Recovery Center (WARC) will temporarily reopen to self-haul customers Saturday, April 4, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. will be in effect. The HazoHouse, recycling area, free mulch pile, Off-Leash Dog Park, and Closed Loop Park will remain closed to the public. The WARC will then close to self-haulers from Monday, April 6, 2020 through Wednesday, April 8, 2020. All services are expected to reopen to all customers at the WARC on Thursday, April 9, 2020. 

Nisqually Delta Flood Recovery Information

​Please see the links below for information on the recovery effort for the Nisqually Delta Flood. For additional resources or questions, please contact Emergency Management at 360-867-2800. 

NOTICE (3/13/2020): The Community Meeting scheduled for March 24, 2020 is canceled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

New Courthouse and Regional Administrative Building Project
On March 18, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 local health emergency, the BoCC voted unanimously to rescind the ballot measure to increase the county's 2021 regular property tax levy to fund a new courthouse and administrative buildings. The vote was expected to occur during the April 28, 2020 election. The BoCC will reassess the ballot measure and when to hold the election after this health emergency subsides.

You Count. Be Counted: Census 2020

​The 2020 Census will count every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The data can help inform where your community needs a new fire department, more funding for school lunches, new roads, and much more. Billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources every year based on census data. Every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by April 1, 2020. Please respond for your home online, by phone, or by mail. Learn more about the 2020 Census at

Budd Inlet Remains Closed for Shellfish Harvesting
Budd Inlet remains closed for all species of shellfish harvest, due to biotoxin. Remember that the status of any shellfish beach can change from day to day so please check the DOH Shellfish Website prior to harvesting schellfish off any shellfish beach. 
Addressing Homelessness As A Region

​On June 14, 2018, the Thurston County Board of Health (BoH) declared homelessness a public health crisis in Thurston County. Learn more about what Thurston County is doing to address homelessness at the links below.

Commissioner Seek Volunteers for Advisory Boards

​The Board of County Commissioners continue to see citizen volunteers to fill vacancies on the 22 advisory boards, commissions, committees, and councils. 

Thurston County Employment Opportunities

Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages! 

Recruiting - Civil Service

​The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.

Contact Information​

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440