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Thurston County Celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week


It’s Emergency Medical Services Week! Every resident is part of Thurston County’s tiered emergency response, since response starts right away. To support this first tier, Thurston County Medic One offers free hands only CPR classes to Thurston County residents. The survivability of a cardiac arrest patient increases dramatically if they are receiving CPR prior to the arrival of first responders.

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Gopher Review Status
The county’s HCP is not yet approved, but the federal agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), published a final environmental report which may be a sign they will approve it. The HCP is how the county government will locally manage HCP-species-related building permits and conservation so county applicants won’t need federal permits. The Board of County Commissioners approved 2022 Gopher Inspections for what will hopefully be the final year.

Commissioners Seek Volunteers for Advisory Boards

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

Check-In for Visitors

Visitors to Building 1, Public Health and Social Services on Lilly Road, and the Clerk's Office in Building 3 must check-in by using the link below, scanning the QRCode before entering the building, or using the Kiosk system upon entry. Check-in is not currently required for the Building Development Center or Commissioner's Office in Building 1. 

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. On February 24, 2021, Thurston County announced the signing of the interlocal agreement between Thurston County and the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm (as the representative of south county) to form the Regional Housing Council. 

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! 

COVID-19 Information

For the most updated COVID and vaccination information, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page

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