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
I-5 Tumwater to Mounts Road Corridor Study

​The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) want to hear from you! In collaboration with TRPC and local partners, the WSDOT is studying transportation system performance on I-5 through Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey. The study area extends from the SR 121/93rd Avenue SE/Tilley Road Interchange in Tumwater to Mounts Road just east of the Nisqually River. Please take a few moments to complete the survey at the link below before Sunday March 31, 2019.  

Building Development Center (BDC) to Close Early on April 3
The Thurston County Building and Development Center (BDC) will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The BDC will return to regular hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 4.  The early closure of the BDC is to allow staff to attend an all-staff meeting. 

Thurston County Ranks 5th Healthiest in State 

​According to nationwide County Health Rankings released on Monday, Thurston County ranks 5th healthiest among Washington State counties. The County scores better than the state of Washington in several areas covered by the County Health Rankings including: graduating from high school, lower rates of violent crime, and having health insurance coverage. Five years ago, Thurston County ranked 9th healthiest in the state, and just last year, the County was 6th healthiest. 

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.

New Courthouse and Civic Center Project - Site Selected

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 to bring forward a proposal for a vote of the citizens to build a new Courthouse and Civic Center in downtown Olympia on the existing City of Olympia property located on Plum Street. Learn more about the project at the links below. 

Request for Proposals for Social Services Projects in Thurston County

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) is soliciting project proposals for funding under the Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention, the Veterans Assistance Fund, and the Treatment Sales Tax fund. Total funds available are approximately $6,186,000. Applications must be received by the County no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019. Applications are available at https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/admin/funding/index.html

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