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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
COVID-19 Update

Select the links below for information about COVID-19 and a potential isolation and quarantine site in south Thurston County. 

As always, the best thing people can do to protect their health is to use best practices such as hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and getting vaccinated against the flu.  

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. 

New Courthouse and Regional Administrative Building Project
The Commissioners passed the ordinance providing for a special election to be held on April 28, 2020 on a proposition authorizing the County to levy regular property taxes, exempting qualified seniors, disabled and veterans, and set forth the text of the ballot proposition. This is an update to the ordinance passed on April 30, 2019 for the ballot proposition on the Courthouse and Administrative Buildings project.

Public Comment Sought on 2020-2021 Preliminary Dockets

​The Thurston County Board of Commissioners is seeking public comment on the list of proposed comprehensive plan amendments and development regulation changes for 2020-2021. Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 4, 2020. If you have already submitted a comment, you do not need to resubmit. 

Request for Proposals for Social Services Projects

​Citizens and organizations with social services projects that support homeless prevention, affordable housing, and veterans’ programs can submit a request for funding to the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department (PHSS). Total funds available are approximately $2.75 million and are made available through the department’s Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention and the Veterans Assistance Fund. All applications must be received by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 3. 

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