Elections will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. ALL other Thurston County offices ARE CLOSED. Including Superior, Family, Juvenile, Drug and District Courts. Essential personnel should report to work unless instructed otherwise. Jurors should call the Juror Hotline for further instructions. ****** Agenda Setting, Board of County Commissioners and the Board of Health Meetings scheduled for February 12, 2019 are also Cancelled. Specific agenda items will be rescheduled. ******

Hot Topics and Events
New Courthouse and Regional Administrative Building Project
On April 30, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners voted to add a ballot proposition to increase the levy of the regular property tax to fund a new Courthouse and Regional Administrative Building during the April 28, 2020 election. The ballot requires a simple majority to pass.

Commissioners to Receive Public Comments on Thurston Conservation District Rates and Charges

​The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Building 2, Room 280, to receive public comments on the proposed rates and charges for the Thurston Conservation District. 

Public Invited to Open House on Mullen Corridor Improvements

​Construction on a mile-long stretch of Mullen Rd., located between Timberline High School and Carpenter Rd., is slated to begin January 2020. Thurston County is inviting the public to learn more about the project during an open house, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Timberline High School Commons.

County Seeks Citizen Input on Future for Parks and Trails

​County residents, patrons, and stakeholders are encouraged to share insights, concerns, and comments about county-owned parks, trails, and open spaces in a new online survey. 

County Seeks Applications for 2020 Lodging Tax Funds
The Thurston County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for qualified projects occurring in unincorporated Thurston County in 2020. See news release for information on qualifications. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 14. 

Outdoor Burn Ban Effective August 2 through September 30
The Fire Safety Burn Ban applies to residential yard waste burning as well as all land clearing burns. At this time, recreational fires are allowed on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state, or federal campgrounds.  

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.

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