Preparing for Winter Storm Season
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is once again predicting colder temperatures and increased chances for rain, sleet and snow this winter. Thurston County Public Works is preparing for 24-hour operations in the event of a severe storm. Check out the links below for resources and ways you can prepare for winter storm season. 

Hot Topics and Events
BoCC to Hold Public Hearings on 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on Monday, December 6, and Tuesday, December 7, to hear public comment on the 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget for the county. You can find the public hearings schedule here

On Tuesday, December 7, at 4 p.m. the Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on revenue sources for the 2022-2023 Prelimnary Budget. You can find additional information here

Treasurer's Office to Open One Hour Late on Wednesday, December 8

​Planning a visit to the Thurston County Treasurer's Office? The Treasurer is holding an all staff meeting on Wednesday, December 8, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Treasurer's Office will be closed to the public during this time, but will open promptly at 9 a.m. 

Commissioners Approve Amendment to Book Grant for ‘Water, Woods & Prairies’
Water, Woods & Prairies, a local history book, has been reprinted with a new introduction, dedication, and updates! On Tuesday, November 23, the Board of County Commissioners ammended a grant that added an additional 500 soft bound and 250 hard bound books that will be printed between 2021 and 2022. 
The amendment also extended the grant period to December 31, 2024. The proposed amendments to the book grant agreement include:

For more information, visit The book is also available at some Timberland Regional Library locations:

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. 

COVID-19 Information
Check-In for Visitors

Visitors to Building 1, Public Health and Social Services on Lily 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! 

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