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 Hold Evening Board Meeting in Yelm

​In an effort to enhance transparency and take government out into the community, the Board of Commissioners are hosting one of their weekly Board meetings at the Yelm Middle School Commons on Tuesday, August 27, at 5:30 p.m.

What: Board of County Commissioners Meeting
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Yelm Middle School Commons, 402 W Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA 98597

Free Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

​The Thurston County Commissioners, in their role as the Board of Health, proclaimed August as Immunization Awareness Month! There are two FREE back-to-school immunization clinics scheduled for students as young as incoming preschoolers and up to age 18.

What: Free Immunization Clinic
When: Thursday, August 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Peter G. Schmidt Elementary, 237 Dennis St SE, Tumwater, WA 98501  

What: Free Immunization Clinic 
When: Saturday, September 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Kaiser Permanente Olympia Medical Center, 700 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506
*You do not have to be a Kaiser member to participate. 
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. Recreational fires must be contained in approved concrete, stone, or metal pits like those commonly found in campgrounds. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas, and propane barbeques will continue to be allowed under the ban. 

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