2019/2020 Thurston County Strategic Plan

2019/2020 Thurston County Strategic Plan Summary

Coffee With A Commissioner: Thurston County Treasurer Jeff Gadman

Join Thurston County Commissioner Carolina Mejia and Thurston County Treasurer Jeff Gadman to learn more about property taxes. You can watch this episode and more on the Thurston County YouTube channel. 

Coffee With A Commissioner: Treasurer Jeff Gadman
Office of the Treasurer
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Hot Topics and Events
2nd Half Property Taxes Due October 31

​The deadline for Thurston County residents to pay their 2021 second half property taxes is October 31, 2021. Because the 31st falls on a Sunday this year, the law allows the payment to be made the next business day, which is Monday, November 1 without late fees being added.

Comments Sought on Update to Shoreline Master Program (SMP)

​Thurston County residents and shoreline stakeholders are invited to attend and provide comment at a Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Planning Commission Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 7pm at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280. The public may attend the hearing in-person or virtually. 

Flood Awareness Week: Take Steps to get ‘Flood Smart’

​This week is Flood Awareness Week in Thurston County, and county leaders are encouraging residents to prepare for winter storms that can create floods. Residents of unincorporated Thurston County can get as much as a 40 percent discount for flood insurance for properties in special flood hazard areas, and a 10 percent discount for properties not in a special flood hazard area. Visit the county's Flood Plans & Insurance webpage to learn more.

Public Asked to Comment on Draft EIS on the County's HCP
Thurston County government’s plan to locally manage three federally-protected subspecies of Mazama pocket gophers, and other federally-protected species, is one step closer to being finalized. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Thurston County have completed an environmental report on the Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The release of this draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on September 24, 2021 kicks off a 45-day public comment period. The Service and Thurston County will host two public informational meetings during the comment period, October 12 and October 14, both beginning at 6:00pm. 

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

Thurston County is in an area with high COVID-19 transmission. For the most updated COVID and vaccination information, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page. Find your vaccination records at www.MyIR.net or on your phone at www.MyIRmobile.com

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