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
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. 

ADVISORY - Building Development Center to Close Early on December 12

​The Building Development Center will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, to allow staff to attend an all-staff meeting. The BDC will return to regular hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Friday, December 13.

State Department of Health Closes Budd Inlet to Shellfish Harvesting
Washington State Department of Health is closing Budd Inlet for all shellfish harvesting due to elevated Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP). Shellfish samples taken earlier this week had toxin levels of 136 micrograms (ug)/100 grams of shellfish tissue. The advisory limit is 16 ug/100 grams. The closure area covers the entire inlet. 

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