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

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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COVID-19 Update

On May 27, Thurston County received approval from the State Department of Health to move into Phase 2 of the Safe Start Recovery Plan.

On May 27, the Thurston County Health Officer issued a directive requiring individuals to wear face coverings, effective Tuesday, May 28, 2020.

For the most updated, daily case numbers, visit the PHSS COVID-19 data page. Numbers are updated at 3:00 p.m. daily. 

Please continue to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home when sick.  

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